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Jonathan Bennett Just Surprised A High School Production Of 'Mean Girls'—And It's So Fetch

The actor, who starred in the film as Aaron Samuels, gave the cast of a Palm Canyon Theatre's production of the musical a huge surprise ahead of their dress rehearsal.

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It may not be October 3, but this is definitely a day that will go down in Mean Girls history... at least for the cast of a high school production of the musical in Palm Springs.

Jonathan Bennett—a.k.a THE Aaron Samuels—totally crashed the Palm Canyon Theatre's dress rehearsal to depart his wisdom and share his excitement for their upcoming musical.

So fetch.

Bennett posted a video of the surprise to his TikTok. In it, he explained that the mother of the actor playing Aaron Samuels invited him, and Bennett was happy to oblige.


“So the local high school’s doing Mean Girls, and tonight’s their dress rehearsal, so I’m gonna go surprise them."
“I was one of these theater kids in high school, so I’m excited to do this.”

The video then cut to Bennett walking on stage and exclaiming:

“You guys, stop trying to make fetch happen. It’s not going to happen.”

Needless to say, the cast freaked out just a little.

Bennett met the entire cast, commenting on each actor's role, and then proceeded to have a quick Q&A session.

He was asked by the actor playing Lindsay Lohan's iconic Cady how he deals with stress.

Holding her hand, he assured her:

“You’re going to be great."
"It’s not up to you to worry about what Lindsay did or what people on Broadway did."
"It’s about you doing what you want to do.”

You can watch the surprise unfold below.


I was one of these theater kids, so when the mom of Aaron Samuels asked met to show up, you have to. #meangirls #theatrekid

So very grool.

Viewers of the TikTok were nearly as elated as the cast and expressed their joy in witnessing the event transpire.







Many also commended Bennett for offering an experience the cast will never forget.





According to Bennett, the production runs at the Palm Canyon Theatre in Palm Springs through July 16th.

And his review was absolutely glowing. 💕