MEAN GIRLS at Segerstrom Center for the Arts

Photo by Jenny Anderson

Dana Martin – Stage Raw.

…Mean Girls is updated from the movie in order to reflect an era of smartphones and selfies but still manages to feel dated. Even the most feared book in school, the almighty Burn Book, loses a bit of its sting. Yet — Mean Girls doesn’t talk down to its audience and doesn’t clobber them with message either. In fact, Fey leaves room for interpretation, which speaks to the staying power of Mean Girls: Be a good friend. Be a good person. Be yourself. Girl power. Plastic is pretty but worthless and true authenticity is rare and valuable. Read more…