Norwalk Theatrical Program presents Mean Girls


Senior Aiden Funk (left) and junior Kaiya Kralik restock the treat display Feb. 15 during the bake sale fundraiser for the spring musical. The musical will take place at 7:00 p.m. on April 21 and 22 In the NPAC and costs $10 to attend.

Grover Fetters, Staff Writer

The Norwalk Music Department will present the musical “Mean Girls” at 7 p.m. April 21 and 22 at the Norwalk Performing Arts Center.

“Mean Girls” takes a comical look at the social hierarchy of a high school. The show is PG-13 due to adult language and sensitive topics such as bullying and body shaming.

“It’s a very relevant show that I feel can connect with a lot of high school students since the show is all about high school and how words can affect people,” said junior Kaiya Kralik, who is a member of the cast.  “It’s very funny and very real, bringing in themes that other musicals won’t. Plus, it’s a lot of work to put on and we’d love any support we can get!”

Senior and cast member Addi Van Dyke said that seeing the show will help to fund the theatrical program. She said it’s also fun to watch as there are a lot of great scenes in the show.

“My favorite is the Plastics’ dance during the talent show. It definitely strays from the source material of the movie, and I think the stage version is funnier!” 

Another cast member, junior Elena Tobey, said that the musical is a lot like the original movie, which was released in 2004, just with a modern-day twist to it. She said that people should attend the musical because it is a really entertaining, high-energy production that everyone of any age may enjoy. 

“Everyone involved has worked really hard, and we are very happy to present our work!” she said.

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online only at the following website:

 “We are one of the first schools in Iowa to receive the rights and perform Mean Girls so it will be a unique experience,” Addi said.