Summer 2024 YouthStage Spotlight Show:

Mean Girls

Grades 8-12  |  Rehearsals begin June 8, 2024
Video Submissions due by Sunday, November 19, 2023

Berkeley Playhouse is pleased to announce auditions for the 2024 Youthstage Summer Spotlight production of Mean Girls (High School Edition). 

Please note: This production is only open to students who will be in grades 8-12 by December 1, 2023. Students graduating from high school in the Spring of 2024 are welcome to audition.

The YouthStage Spotlight Show is an opportunity for young actors to take their next step toward professional theater. Actors will audition for a role, rehearse on scheduled evenings and weekends with professional theater artists, and perform a fully produced production on the Julia Morgan Stage. Guest Artist workshops are also included in this program. Note: not everyone who auditions will be cast in this production.

Important dates:

Video Submission Deadline:
Sunday, November 19, 2023

Callback invitations will go out November 29.
Callbacks will be held the first week of December.

Rehearsal Dates:
Starting Saturday, June 8, 2024, rehearsals will take place:
Saturday & Sunday, 10am-6pm

Monday-Thursday, 4:30-8:30pm (No rehearsal July 3-5, July 8, and July 15-16)

Tech Dates:
Mandatory tech rehearsals are:
July 6-7 10am-6pm
July 9-12, 4-9pm

Saturday, July 13, at 1pm & 7pm
Sunday, July 14, at 2pm & 7pm
Wednesday, July 17, at 7pm
Thursday, July 18, at 7pm

Friday, July 19, at 7pm
Saturday, July 20, at 1pm & 7pm
Sunday, July 21, at 2pm

Important Information:

General Audition Info: All first round auditions will be video submissions. Actors must follow the audition requirements stated below. We will be accepting video submissions until November 19, 2023 . Please email all audition links to .

In-person Callbacks: Some participants will be asked to prepare specific callback materials. A separate email will be sent directly to these performers via email. Not all performers will be asked/needed at callback.

Casting: Not every actor will be cast in the Spotlight Show. Some roles will be double cast. Casting offers may be extended. Actors not cast in the Spotlight Show will be offered a first spot in the YouthStage Summer Production of Freaky Friday the Musical!

Age Requirements & Tuition: This production is only open to students who will be in grades 8-12 by December 1, 2023. Students graduating from high school in the Spring of 2024 are welcome to audition. Tuition is $2300. Scholarships are available.

Audition submission requirements:

1) In your video, state your name, CURRENT grade, and the name of the song you will be singing.

2) Prepare and video record a 45-90 second cut of ONE of the following:

  • a song from Mean Girls the Musical.
  • a song from a musical in a similar style.
  • a Pop/Rock song in a similar style.

Songs must be performed with pre-recorded or live accompaniment. Background tracks and karaoke tracks can be easily found on Spotify or Youtube. A cappella auditions are highly discouraged.

🎵 Advice for choosing an audition song: The director wants to see you sing something YOU enjoy singing!❤️

3) Prepare and record ONE monologue from these options here .

4) Include the following attachments to the email submission:

5) Email all audition links to .

​​​​ ***Videos MUST be submitted as a Youtube or Google Drive link. Videos that need to be downloaded will not be accepted.
***Incomplete audition material will not be considered.

About Mean Girls (High School Edition):
Adapted from Tina 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!

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.

Meet the Artistic Team!

DIRECTOR — Melissa Rivera Simpson