mean girls the musical
“Go see it! You will be amazed and enthralled!”
“Set pieces work in seamless functionality with the sea of video (the instant materialization of an entire mall is quite something).”
The much-anticipated new Broadway musical Mean Girls, based on the hit film, premiered at the August Wilson Theatre on Broadway. FRAY Studio worked closely with Director Casey Nicholaw and Set Designer Scott Pask to create a sophisticated, fast-paced and at times, surreal worlds of North Shore High's famous students.
For the surreal & phycholoigcal moments the video content represents the characters' inner world. Janises world - the 'art freak' of the show: is drawn with markers, everything feels rough and unpolished. 'Queen Plastic' Regina video worlds' are pink and polished - when she's seeking her revenge it shifts into a 'Bond' inspired operatic world which, while maintaining her colour, is less pretty, more stark and holds an aggressive energy.
In all the musical numbers the video works along side the choreography, lighting design and live band in every number to a high level of precision giving the video design a life of its own as it take you through many different locations and reflects the vibrant attitude and wry humour of Tina Fays writing.
Design: Finn Ross & Adam Young
Systems Engineer: Ian Crawford
Programmer: Matt Houstle
Animation: Ash Woodward &Adam Young
Art Work: Finn Ross, Norvydas Genys, Helen Frost, Gebriel Firestone & Elen Walker
Book: Tina Fey
Music: Jeff Richmond
Lyrics: New Benjamin
Direction & Choreography: Casey Nicholaw
Scenic Design: Scott Pask
Costume Design: Gregg Barnes
Lighting Design: Kenneth Posner
Sound Design: Brian Ronan
Video Design: Finn Ross & Adam Young
Hair Design: Josh Marquette
Makeup Design: Milagros Medina-Cerdeira
Photo credits: Joan Marcus