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Best Musical: 'Mean Girls' or 'SpongeBob SquarePants'?

"Mean Girls" and "SpongeBob SquarePants" are both the most nominated contenders at the 72nd Annual Tony Awards, with 12 nominations a piece. Tina Fey's "Mean Girls" has been a box-office success and is based on a popular teen comedy from the aughts. "SpongeBob SquarePants" also has strong fan support and is based on the popular Nickelodeon cartoon of the same name. Which show is more likely to win Best Musical? 🎭

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According to Variety, "Mean Girls" is regarded as box office smash. Variety's Marilyn Stasio wrote that, "Tina Fey’s catty book and Nell Benjamin’s saucy lyrics pump laughs into this smart, funny, musical-comedy version of the 2004 movie" She elaborates:

Those high-school girls who laughed themselves silly at Tina Fey’s 2004 movie “Mean Girls” are now old enough to take their own teenaged daughters to this bouncy musical adaptation of that girly movie. The show’s high fun factor comes as no surprise — its undying theme of high-school-as-living-hell lends itself to the gaudy excesses of the Broadway musical form. You can’t have too much pink or too much bitchery in a show about pretty, popular “Apex Predators” (as one of the witty songs would have it) who pounce on their helpless prey and leave their victims traumatized for life.
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"SpongeBob SquarePants" is also popular. The Hollywood Reporter's David Rooney wrote:

No matter, there are enough cleverly staged and musically engaging moments to keep it entertaining. Notable entries include the title character's de rigueur "I want" song, "(Just a) Simple Sponge," by Panic! At the Disco, in which he yearns for a purpose, surrounded by glow-in-the-dark sponges; the central trio's poppy anthem, "Hero Is My Middle Name," by Cyndi Lauper and Rob Hyman; Yolanda Adams' ecstatic "Super Sea Star Savior," in which a worshipful cult of sardines, shaking star-shaped tambourines, seizes on dim Patrick as the solution; and the toe-tapping, inspirational Flaming Lips number "Tomorrow Is," which closes the first act.
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Best Musical: 'Mean Girls' or 'SpongeBob SquarePants'?
A festive crown for the winner
#MeanGirlsBway
#SpongeBobBway