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The Mean Girls Musical Is Making Its World Premiere in DC Next Fall

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It's October 3. Screenshot via Paramount Pictures.

For many people, October 3 is just another day. But for Mean Girls fans around the world, it’s the occasion when Aaron Samuels asked Cady Heron for the date.

This year, the date gained even more significance with the announcement that the Mean Girls musical will make its world premiere in DC next fall.

Plans for a musical adaptation of Mean Girls were first unveiled in 2013. Since then, we’ve learned that one of the numbers will be called “Old Blonde Song” and will be sung by Regina George’s mom (played by Amy Poehler in the film). Despite rumors, there won’t be a number called “Fetch.”

The musical is being created by Mean Girls screenwriter Tina Fey; her husband, 30 Rock composer Jeff Richmond; and lyricist Nell Benjamin, who previously worked on Legally Blonde: The Musical.

For now, the cast remains a mystery. Some fans are hoping that Lea Michele will play the role of Regina George, Kristin Chenoweth will play Mrs. George, and Lin Manuel-Miranda will play Principal Duvall.

Also unknown is the theater where the show will run. But however things wind up, we’re sure the show is going to be “gruel.”

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