“Think Pink” with Mean Girls and Hennepin Theatre Trust
Painting the town pink for Mean Girls Day!
October 3 is officially Mean Girls Day, inspired by the iconic line from Cady Heron, “On October 3rd, he asked me what day it was.” Minneapolis was lucky enough to celebrate while the Mean Girls touring production is here, and we’re so excited we painted the town pink! On October 3, the I-35W bridge and Nicollet Mall were lit up in pink to celebrate the ferociously funny musical and also in honor of our joint breast cancer awareness efforts with Mean Girls and the American Cancer Society.
Join our team for Breast Cancer Awareness Month
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the production of Mean Girls, Hennepin Theatre Trust is teaming up with the American Cancer Society’s “Real Minnesotans Wear Pink” campaign. We invite you to join our team for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk Saturday, October 26 at the Mall of America.
Real Minnesotans actually do wear pink
The American Cancer Society is launching its “Real Minnesotans Wear Pink” campaign again this year. A variety of people throughout the community pledge to wear pink every day of October to raise money. Dan Newkirk, rockstar bartender at Mercy Bar and Dining Room, is representing Mean Girls and Hennepin Theatre Trust.
In honor of the campaign, we will also name a Mean Girls cast member an honorary Minnesotan on Tuesday, October 8.
Partners in pink
Stop by Edwards Dessert Kitchen (200 Washington Ave N) during the run of Mean Girls for treats from their special Mean Girls menu, including the “Is Butter a Carb?” EDK Snack Cake, “Your Face Smells Like Peppermint” Ice Cream Sundae and special hand crafted cocktails. On Thursday, October 3, Edwards Dessert Kitchen is hosting a Mean Girls NICE Happy Hour with a portion of each purchase from their Mean Girls menu being donated to the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer campaign.
FireLake Grill House & Cocktail Bar is hosting their fourth annual Pink Dinner benefiting the Minnesota Breast Cancer Coalition on Friday, October 11. The dinner is $59 per person, which includes five courses with wine pairings. Reservations are required and space is limited — call 612-216-3473 to make a reservation.
Stop by Mercy Bar and Dining Room (901 Hennepin Avenue) during the month of October to support their Real Minnesotans Wear Pink fundraiser for the American Cancer Society with a special cocktail menu.
At the theatre
If you’re joining us for Mean Girls, you’ll notice that all ushers, guest services and front of house staff will be wearing pink ribbons in support of breast cancer awareness. You can also find tables with information about the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk and breast cancer awareness efforts.
Thinking and drinking pink
If you’re joining us for Mean Girls, don’t forget to visit the Jack Link’s Legend Lounge at 900 Hennepin Avenue before the show and at intermission. You’ll find beverages and snacks for purchase, including specialty themed drinks like The Fetch mocktail (Yes, we’re trying to make it happen), the Apex Predator and a cocktail in honor of each of the Plastics. The lounge has comfortable seating, restrooms and is a great place to meet friends before the show. The lounge, located right next door to the Orpheum, is open to the public 90 minutes before every Broadway performance and through intermission.
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Mean Girls opening night party
The cast and crew of Mean Girls celebrated opening night in Minneapolis. They snapped a few pics on this big, pink chair in honor of the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk. Look for the link at the top of this page to sign up to join Hennepin Theatre Trust’s walk team.