Thursday, July 20, 2023



It’s gonna be fetch! Aspire Performing Arts Company presents 

Mean Girls High School Version

WHEN: July 21–23; Friday, July 21 at 7:30PM; Saturday, July 22 at 2:00PM and 7:30PM; and Sunday, July 23 at 2:00PM.
Barn Theatre, 
32 Skyline Drive, Montville.
To purchase tickets, visit or call 201-220-4933.

Based on Tina Fey’s 2004 hit film, Mean Girls tells the story of Cady Heron, who arrives at North Shore High School after spending most of her life in Africa being homeschooled by her parents. North Shore introduces her to a variety of characters, including the rebellious art student Janis, her quirky pal Damian, the charming and intelligent Aaron Samuels, and the campus Queen of Mean, Regina George, who, with her two sidekicks, Gretchen and Karen, make up the Plastics – who rule the school.

The musical, which was nominated for 12 Tony Awards, features a script written by Fey and a pop musical score by Jeff Richmond and Nell Benjamin.

Aspire PAC’s production of Mean Girls High School Version stars Julia Martirano and Caroline Tenberge as Cady Heron, Elizabeth Grant and Elizabeth Pietrucha as Regina, Sarah Black and Ilana Leshowitz as Janis, Elijah Dor and Nolan Lardiere as Damian, Alyssa Cifelli and Catherine Golioto as Gretchen, and Cheryl Lancellotti and Margot Waldron as Karen. Ryan Peters and Ethan Roosevelt play Aaron Samuels, and Amy Hecht and Valerie Woodside play the roles of Mrs. George, Mrs. Heron, and Ms. Norbury.

Rounding out the cast are 20 talented performers from across New Jersey including Ashley Barnes, Rachel Breen, Allegra Brock, Julia Caponegro, Jolee Condon, Grace Henches, Melia Hillman, Victoria Leyzerov, Fiona MacLean, Adelynn Maddela, Dayanara Moran, Mads Nagel, Stella Nardone, Evelina Oliveri, Delaney Piccoli, Jalan Royal, David Shmulyian, Jessica Stein, Deana Tejada, and Andrew Voza.

The show is directed by Blake Spence, with musical direction by K. Leigh Weinman and choreography by Maya Fortgang. The show is produced by Aspire PAC Artistic Director Lisa Beth Vettoso. Rounding out the team is production manager Cheryl Wilbur and stage manager Damian Grove.

Aspire PAC, established in 2011, has earned a strong reputation in the Northern New Jersey area for its high-quality theatrical productions and professional arts experiences for local youth, teens, and young adults. Since 2016, Aspire has received 15 New Jersey Association of Community Theaters (NJACT) Award nominations, four Broadway World Regional Awards (50+ nominations), and 35 National Youth Arts Awards (50+ nominations). For more information, visit or find Aspire on social media @aspirepac.


Mean Girls High School Version is presented with permission from Music Theatre International (MTI).