Erika Henningsen to Depart Mean Girls

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Erika Henningsen to Depart Mean Girls#1
Posted: 1/12/20 at 1:33am

Sad to see her go as she is such a talent - hoping to see her in something soon. 

Any word of who the new Cady is?

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Erika Henningsen to Depart Mean Girls#2
Posted: 1/12/20 at 1:42am

I am not a Mean Girls fan at all, but Erika is beyond talented, and such a sweetheart. She has been playing Cady for SO long. I hope she takes a well-deserved break before starting a new project. I know it is probably not going to happen, but I would LOVE it if Tee Boyich came back to be Cady.

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Posted: 1/12/20 at 6:11am

I also wished Tee Boyich would return to the show. I wonder what's next for Erika besides a well-deserved break. I think she'd be a fantastic Anna in Frozen.

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Posted: 1/12/20 at 6:54am
I would love to see Hailey Kilgore play this part.
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Posted: 1/14/20 at 8:24am

Anyone planning on seeing her final show? 

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Posted: 1/14/20 at 8:52am
My question is who are they going to stunt cast in this role...

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Posted: 1/14/20 at 8:54am

ChildofEarth said: "My question is who are they going to stunt cast in this role...

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Not stunt cast but--Christy Altomare.

 

JK 

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Posted: 1/14/20 at 8:56am

magictodo123 said: "ChildofEarth said: "My question is who are they going to stunt cast in this role...

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Not stunt cast but--Christy Altomare.



JK
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I was about to say the same thing! I want to see her in something ASAP. I was thinking either MG or Anna in frozen. 

 

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Posted: 1/14/20 at 9:03am

ellbellthomps said: "magictodo123 said: "ChildofEarth said: "My question is who are they going to stunt cast in this role...

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Not stunt cast but--Christy Altomare.



JK
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I was about to say the same thing! I want to see her in something ASAP. I was thinking either MG or Anna in frozen.


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I can suddenly picture her singing "Stupid With Love"!!! I haven't really thought about her as Anna, but I can totally see it. 

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Posted: 1/14/20 at 9:09am





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I can suddenly picture her singing "Stupid With Love"!!! I haven't really thought about her as Anna, but I can totally see it.
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She's so great. I would love her to play any role soon. It honestly would draw in a crowd from twitter. 

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Posted: 1/14/20 at 9:27am

ellbellthomps said: "



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I can suddenly picture her singing "Stupid With Love"!!! I haven't really thought about her as Anna, but I can totally see it.
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She's so great. I would love her to play any role soon. It honestly would draw in a crowd from twitter.
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Oh gosh Twitter would explode. Those "stans" would not shut up about it if that does happen! 

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Posted: 1/14/20 at 9:39am

For the life of me I can not think of someone who they could stunt cast as Cady....anyone have ANY ideas??

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Posted: 1/14/20 at 9:58am

magictodo123 said: "For the life of me I can not think of someone who they could stunt cast as Cady....anyone have ANY ideas??"

I don’t think they can stunt cast Cady for two reasons. The first is that the actress playing her has to do the most heavy pushing, and the second is despite that, Cady’s still a pretty thankless role.

Anyway, I’m not a fan of this show, but I like Henningsen and hope she gets some good parts in the future.

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Posted: 1/14/20 at 10:01am

magictodo123 said: "For the life of me I can not think of someone who they could stunt cast as Cady....anyone have ANY ideas??"


Are we in the good place or the bad place? 

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Erika Henningsen to Depart Mean Girls#15
Posted: 1/14/20 at 10:44am

Stunt casting Cady won't happen - the role is too vocally challenging. It's set in a very weird part of the voice.

Roles they can believably stunt cast - Aaron, The Adult Woman track, Mr. Duvall, even possibly Karen and Damian.

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Posted: 1/14/20 at 11:05am

IdinaBellFoster said: "Stunt casting Cady won't happen - the role is too vocally challenging. It's set in a very weird part of the voice.

Roles they can believably stunt cast - Aaron, The Adult Woman track, Mr. Duvall, even possiblyKaren and Damian.
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It'd be fun if some of the movie cast came in for quick stints but I doubt that'll happen-right? 

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Erika Henningsen to Depart Mean Girls#17
Posted: 1/14/20 at 12:32pm

magictodo123 said: "ChildofEarth said: "My question is who are they going to stunt cast in this role...

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Not stunt cast but--Christy Altomare.



JK
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I love Christy, but I think she’s too old to play a junior in high school. Yes, a lot of the cast is older, but I think she would just look out of place. 

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Posted: 1/14/20 at 12:42pm

You do know Kate Rockwell is 35 and chugging along as Karen, right?  If she's playing Karen, anyone Christy's age could be Cady.

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Erika Henningsen to Depart Mean Girls#19
Posted: 1/14/20 at 2:00pm

oncemorewithfeeling2 said: "You do know Kate Rockwell is 35 and chugging along as Karen, right? If she's playing Karen, anyone Christy's age could be Cady."

Yes, but Karen is a caricature who wears more makeup than a clown. Kate’s great genetics in combination with the fact that she can wear a ton of make up to give the appearance of youth allows her to of not age out of Karen. On top of that if she reads old on stage it can be easily explained by Karen having an IQ on par with a preschooler causing her to be left back....multiple years. 
Cady on the other hand is supposed to go from a girl who barely knows what make up is, let alone wears any, to a plastic and then some happy medium. Yes a “natural” look still requires some make up, but there’s only so much it can do. 
 

I would also agree with the sentiment that Cady along with Regina will likely not be stunt cast unless producers literally find a perfect match. The only stunt casting I could actually see for Cady, which I would find hilarious and buy a ticket just to see if its a trainwreck would be Ali Lohan (Lindsay’s younger sister). 

 

 

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Erika Henningsen to Depart Mean Girls#20
Posted: 1/14/20 at 3:54pm

Just caught the tour in Chicago and the girl playing Cady (Danielle Wade) is fantastic and totally gave me Christy Altmore vibes - either would bee good.  Also, FWIW, the slight changes they've made to the tour (It Roars,  Fearless) really crystalize Cady as the lead, protagonist and make Regina a strong supporting character.   

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Posted: 1/14/20 at 3:56pm

Marlothom said: "Just caught the tour in Chicago and the girl playing Cady (Danielle Wade) is fantastic and totally gave me Christy Altmore vibes - either would bee good. Also, FWIW, the slight changes they've made to the tour (It Roars, Fearless) really crystalize Cady as the lead, protagonist and make Regina a strong supporting character."

Danielle Wade started as the standby Cady/Janis/Adult Woman standby.  I think it's unlikely that she'd come back to Broadway, but who knows? 

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Erika Henningsen to Depart Mean Girls#22
Posted: 1/14/20 at 4:43pm

She was my favorite part of the show along with Kate Rockwell. She’s going to do great things after this show! And yes, she would be a perfect Anna replacement.

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Erika Henningsen to Depart Mean Girls#23
Posted: 1/14/20 at 4:47pm

Kate Rockwell is 35?! Holy crap. I never would have guessed that- I put her around my age to be honest.

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Erika Henningsen to Depart Mean Girls#24
Posted: 1/14/20 at 5:21pm

A friend from Mean Girls told me she's doing a new Broadway musical this season. Everything else seems to be cast except Flying Over Sunset, I think? Unless another show is trying to make it in.

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Posted: 1/14/20 at 6:20pm

luisacontini said: "A friend from Mean Girls told me she's doing a new Broadway musical this season. Everything else seems to be cast except Flying Over Sunset, I think? Unless another show is trying to make it in."

Good guess.