Brightside Theatre Youth Project

Mean Girls Jr.

Brightside Theatre Youth Project

The BrightSide Theatre Youth Project was developed to provide a professional and educational learning experience for grade school to high school students interested in exploring musical theater.   In this program, children work directly with professional directors, musical directors, choreographers, designers, and artists to develop their own theatrical skills.

After 10 very successful seasons, we are happy to announce that this year’s BrightSide Theatre Youth Project production will be Mean Girls, Jr.

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2024 Spring Youth Program

Participants will learn the art of musical theatre acting, including what it means to be a character and how to portray their character through dialogue, choreography, and song.

Adapted from Tina Fey’s hit 2004 film, Mean Girls is the story of how 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.

Adapted from Fey’s hit 2004 film, Mean Girls was nominated for a staggering 12 Tony Awards.  This queen-bee took Broadway by storm and has joined the musical in-crowd.

Rehearsals will take place January – March 2024.

Performances will be held from March 9 to March 17, 2024.

Rehearsals will be held indoors at BrightSide Theatre’s Rehearsal Studio 1989 University Lane, Unit D, Lisle, IL 60532.

The Performance will be at the Meiley-Swallow Hall at North Central College 31 S Ellsworth, Naperville, IL 60540.

Roles will be assigned based on an audition after registration and fees are paid. There will be no refunds based on casting decisions.

Masks will be optional based on your comfortability. No proof of vaccination will be required, however all staff will be fully vaccinated. All policies are subject to change based on guidance from the State of Illinois and the CDC.

Cast size is limited to 40 participants aged 8-18 years.

Spring Youth Program Tuition is $425. If you have siblings, please call 630.447.8497 to receive the sibling discount. A commemorative T-Shirt is provided to each camp student.




portrait of Julie Ann Kornak

Music Director

Photo of Carol Brown


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