On Wednesdays they wear pink: Students bring ‘Mean Girls’ to Middleboro
MIDDLEBORO – From the art kids, to the jocks and of course “the plastics” Middleboro student’s adaptation of “Mean Girls the Musical” is “so fetch.”
“Mean Girls the Musical” portrays Cadey Heron after she leaves her life as a homeschool student in Kenya to become a student at Northshore High. Heron navigates her way through the different social groups at school and ultimately encounters Regina George and the plastics – the “Mean Girls.”
“She is trying to find a way to fit and adjust to the new life because she was homeschooled,” said Heather Fulton about her character Cadey.
Fulton said that she related to Cadey’s struggles.
“I moved to Middleboro in seventh grade so it was kind of a rough year to move right in the middle of middle school,” said Fulton.
Once Cadey arrives at school she encounters Regina George – the most popular girl at school known for her looks and sassy comebacks.
Anna Dufresne, who portrays Regina said that she “watched the movie about 50 times” to prepare for the role.
“A lot of it is embodying those little backhanded compliments… a lot of mean girls in real life don’t act as overt,” she said.
Director Sam Mosher said that students were excited to portray a play that is more modern.
“Post Covid Middleboro performing arts was in a very bad place,” said Mosher. “We didn’t have a lot of student interest… so we came back this year and decided to do something big.”
Stage manager Aspen Coutinho said it was great to be back in production.
“It’s been a really long process, overall everybody here has a lot going and it's just really impressive to see how much they have managed to commit to the show,” said Coutinho.
The musical will be performed on Friday, Nov. 17 and Saturday, Nov. 18 at 7 p.m and on Sunday, Nov. 19 at 2 p.m.