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Mean Girls Will Stop in San Francisco Along National Tour

The Plastics have been added to the 2019-20 SHN season.

Mean Girls will open in San Francisco in the summer of 2020.
Mean Girls will open in San Francisco in the summer of 2020.
(© Joan Marcus)

Mean Girls, currently running at Broadway's August Wilson Theatre, will come to San Francisco in the summer of 2020, joining SHN's 2019-20 season as part of the musical's national tour.

Mean Girls opened on Broadway April 8 and earned 12 Tony nominations. The production features a book by nine-time Emmy Award winner Tina Fey based on her screenplay for the film, music by three-time Emmy Award winner Jeff Richmond, and lyrics by two-time Tony Award nominee Nell Benjamin. Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw directs and choreographs.

Mean Girls is described as follows: "Cady Heron may have grown up on an African savanna, but nothing prepared her for the wild and vicious ways of her strange new home: suburban Illinois. How will this naive newbie rise to the top of the popularity pecking order? By taking on the Plastics, a trio of lionized frenemies led by the charming but ruthless Regina George. But when Cady devises a plan to end Regina's reign, she learns the hard way that you can't cross a Queen Bee without getting stung."