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Canterbury School to perform ‘Mean Girls’ medley during 2024 High School Musical Theatre Awards


Earlier this year, Canterbury High performed Mean Girls, a musical packed with keen wit, an undeniably catchy score and sincere message that lands with everyone. Canterbury will perform a medley from the 12-time-Tony-nominated cult classic comedy during this year’s High School Musical Theatre Awards.

Cady Heron may have grown up on an African savanna, but nothing prepared her for the wild and vicious ways of her strange new home: suburban Illinois. How will this naïve newbie rise to the top of the popularity pecking order? By taking on The Plastics, a trio of lionized frenemies led by the charming but ruthless Regina George? But when Cady and her friends devise a “Revenge Party” to end Regina’s reign, she learns the hard way that you can’t cross a Queen Bee without getting stung.

Macy Magas stars as Cady Heron, with Rose Ooyman in the role of Regina George, Jackie Gossett as Gretchen Weiners and Shennon Nelson as Karen Smith. The production was directed by Aaron Jackson, with Zachery Deeter providing vocal direction and Kerri Peters choreography.

Last year, Canterbury’s performance of Elf the Musical was selected as the 2023 HSMTA Outstanding Overall Production. Julian Viacava also took honors for Outstanding Performance in a Male-Identifying Role.

Canterbury School’s theatre program provides a comprehensive education in the art of performing, the history of the stage, and technical aspects of theatre. Under the guidance and direction of Catherine Truesdale, Aaron Jackson and Michael Lynch, Canterbury thespians showcase their abilities at several events throughout the year, which are highly anticipated by students, faculty and members of the Southwest Florida community.

Also participating in this year’s HSMTA are Bishop Verot High School, Cypress Lake High School, Ida Baker High School, Island Coast High School, Lehigh Senior High School, North Fort Myers High School and Oasis High School.

May 8, 2024.

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