LOUISA COUNTY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- Louisa County High School is opening “Mean Girls” and is excited to be one of the first high schools in the country to share this new version of the story.

“Mean Girls is kind of a cult classic, and people quote from it all the time, and so it’s really neat to see some of those key lines that we’re all used to hearing, in the musical,” said Jelita Hopkins, the director of “Mean Girls” at Louisa County High School. 

Fans love the iconic 2004 film, but having it be a musical allows these students to take a deeper dive into their characters and share more about their story.

“I think this show is so much better as a musical because the music allows us this insight into the character's inner monologues, their struggles, the way that they're trying to navigate this social wilderness, and it's in the music lyrics that we actually find out the actual message of the show and what they've learned,” added Hopkins.

Louisa County wanted to tell this story because of the students' ages, because there are not a lot of musicals out there featuring high school students. The school is excited to give a 2023 revival to the story.

“The fact that the movie is so relatable for people our age, and so doing the musical, our peers can come and see it and it’s just really fetch,” said Emily Tiffte, who plays Gretchen Weiners in the production. 

Students say there are a lot of good things to look forward to with this musical.

“I’m really excited to show off my voice and stuff like that, because you never really get the chance to do that, especially in high school,” said Veronica Schoenster, who plays Regina George in the production. 

“Mean Girls” at Louisa County High School opens on March 31. For ticket information, click here.