WHS drama students to perform ‘Mean Girls’

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Washougal High School drama students will present “Mean Girls” at 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, May 12-13 and 19-20, and 2 p.m. Saturday, May 13, and Saturday, May 20, at the Washburn Performance Art Center.

The musical was written by award-winning comedic actress Tina Fey and is an adaptation of the 2004 movie of the same name. The plot follows 16-year-old homeschooled student Cady Heron (played by Claire Zakovics), who moves to the United States from Africa and navigates difficult social dynamics at her new school. 

“This is a fun, wild ride through the world of classic movie high school,” said Washougal High drama teacher Kelly Gregersen.

Forty-seven actors and 20 members of the technical and musical crews “have worked diligently since March to prepare the production for the stage,” according to a news release.

“The most exciting part of being a part of the ‘Mean Girls’ cast is realizing that everything is student-made, from the pit playing the songs live to the set and posters being made by students,” said Washougal High senior Daisha Paz-Mondoza, who plays the role of Janis Sarkisian, one of Heron’s first friends at the new school. “It shows how hard our community works and cares about each other.”