Live Theater Will Be At The Wellington Amphitheater In August With ‘Mean Girls’

The cast of Mean Girls Jr. hard at work during a rehearsal session.

Theatre Arts Productions (TAP), in partnership with the Village of Wellington, is presenting three performances of the family-friendly musical Mean Girls Jr. at the Wellington Amphitheater in August. The musical includes lessons about friendship, authenticity and accountability.

Mean Girls Jr. is the hilarious hit musical from an award-winning creative team including book writer Tina Fey. This production is directed by Jaycie Cohen and Marlo Cohen, and choreographed by Jaycie Cohen with musical direction by Zailyn Martinez.

With immense energy, a wicked sense of humor and joyful inside-jokery, this local production features a talented local cast that will leave you in stitches and wanting more.

Cady Heron may have grown up on an African savanna, but nothing prepared her for the vicious ways of her strange new home: suburban Illinois. Soon, this naïve newbie falls prey to a trio of lionized frenemies, led by the charming but ruthless Regina George. But when Cady devises a plan to end Regina’s reign, she learns the hard way that you can’t cross a queen bee without getting stung.

“This cast is very talented and is working extremely hard. I’ve been very impressed with their talent and passion,” co-director Marlo Cohen said.

“We need and are actively recruiting sponsors,” added Jaycie Cohen, TAP’s founding artistic director. “Live theater can’t exist without support from the local business community. We’re grateful for all the support we’ve received over the years, but costs keep increasing, and so does our need for funding. We try to keep prices low, and we have even done shows allowing people to pay what they can afford, we are currently canvassing the local business community for support and remain hopeful that we can increase our base of support and continue our mission.”

Rain or shine, the cast will present three total performances. The first performance will be Friday Aug. 16, followed by performances on Saturday, Aug. 17 and Sunday, Aug. 18. All performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Seating is provided, but lawn chairs are allowed.

Tickets are available now through or by calling (561) 340-9623. Prices are $20 for adults, and $10 for children age 12 and under.

TAP has many great sponsorship opportunities and ticket plans available for the business community. For details, e-mail or text/call (561) 568-8659. Donations can be made at