Director: Diana Van Horn Music Director: Alyce Oblad
Choreographer: Amy Selman Stage Manager: Faith Finley
Friday, July 8, 2022 at 6:30 pm & Saturday, July 9, 2022 at 3:00 pm
Sunday, July 10, 2022 at 6:30 pm
September 16 through October 23, 2022 (Friday/Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:30)
Heathers The Musical is the darkly delicious story of Veronica Sawyer, a brainy, beautiful teenage misfit who hustles her way into the most powerful and ruthless clique at Westerberg High: the Heathers. But before she can get comfortable atop the high school food chain, Veronica falls in love with the dangerously sexy new kid J.D.
Brought to you by the award-winning creative team of Kevin Murphy (Reefer Madness, “Desperate Housewives”), Laurence O’Keefe (Bat Boy, Legally Blonde) and Andy Fickman (Reefer Madness, She’s the Man). Heathers The Musical is a hilarious, heartfelt, and homicidal new show based on one of the greatest dark teen comedies of all time. With its moving love story, laugh-out-loud comedy, and unflinching look at the joys and anguish of high school, Heathers will be sure to have you coming back for more. Are you in, or are you out?
PREPARE FOR AUDITIONS
Auditions are open to the community ages 16 and up. Please note that this show features adult content. Roles are available for women and men 18+. 16- and 17-year-olds may audition with a signed parent waiver stating that they understand the adult content of the show. New faces are always welcome!!!!
Remember to Bring:
List of existing conflicts (You MUST be available for all performance dates)
Completed audition form and a head shot (Extra forms will be available to fill out at auditions and we will have a camera to take head shots if you do not have one)
Dress comfortably and be ready to make a strong first impression. Avoid costumes. Dance or closed toe shoes please. (no flip-flops, sandals, or jewelry that impedes movement.)
Familiarize yourself with the show and the characters prior to the audition. The Internet is loaded with resources for finding plots, listening to soundtracks, and seeing videos of past productions. Please note that we are performing the updated 2019 West End Production.
Doors will open half and hour prior to the stated audition time. Please plan to be at auditions at least 15 minutes before they start. Please note, everyone can only audition one night.
Auditions will be broken into two parts, music and music.
Dance audition – Our Choreographer, Amy Selman, will teach a short dance combination from the song Candy Store. Please be familiar with this song prior to auditions. Talent should be prepared to learn in a large group and then perform the combination in a smaller group. All skill levels are encouraged to audition.
Music audition – Our music director, Alyce Oblad, will separate the men from the woman and teach a short selection from the show. Woman should familiarize themselves with all portions of the Song “Beautiful,” and men should come familiar with the song “Meant to be Yours.”
CHARACTER BREAKDOWN The ages stated below are ‘stage age’, actors older than these ages may be cast
VERONICA SAWYER - 17. She burns to be both cool and kind, but doesn’t know yet how to be both at the same time. Fierce sense of right and wrong, keen sense of ironic humor. Thinks she's an old soul, but she's still innocent enough to be blindsided by love/ hormones (or shocked by cruelty). Voice: High belting required, up to A. Must have dynamic and stylistic range.
JD - 17. He is darkly charismatic, compelling, attractive, charming on the outside yet very damaged on the inside. Keen smarts and strong inventive comedy. Voice: Strong, confident belt to at least an Ab, A preferable; wide emotional range.
HEATHER CHANDLER - 17. Richest, hottest, most magnetic, cruelest girl in town. Relishes power and wields it like a scalpel – no fear, no patience, no mercy. Voice: Strong belt to F or higher preferred. Mezzo for chorus.
HEATHER MCNAMARA - 17. Beautiful, innocent, stupid, can be mean on command if Heather Chandler orders it, but actually quite vulnerable and fearful. Voice: Strong belt to Db, D preferred. Soprano for chorus.
HEATHER DUKE - 17. Whipping-girl of the 3 Heathers. When she finally becomes Queen Bee she wields power like a bulldozer. Alto for chorus. Voice: Strong belt to C, D preferred. Alto for chorus.
MARTHA DUNNSTOCK - 17. Nicknamed “Martha Dumptruck”, the opposite of hot, confident, or popular. Huge and beautiful soul, optimistic even in the face of rejection. Voice: Strong belt to E or F, wide vocal expression.
RAM SWEENEY - 17, Linebacker. Big, insensitive to the feelings of others, ruled by appetites. Voice: Strong Baritone, belt to G, some Falsetto useful.
KURT KELLY - 17. Quarterback and Captain. Big, chiseled, rude, entitled, cocky. Mean, thinks he’s the brains in the friendship with Ram. Voice: Tenor, strong belt to Ab or A, some Falsetto
RAM’S DAD / BIG BUD DEAN / COACH RIPPER - 40 to 45. Ram’s Dad: Former football player turned suburban Dad, has never outgrown his glory days in high school. Hates weakness, but capable of soul-searching when tragedy strikes. Also plays Big Bud Dean: JD’s single Dad. Big jolly personality that barely conceals the enormous rage bubbling just below the surface. Quite possibly a serial bomber. Also plays Coach Ripper: Stalwart, man’s man; quick to defend his players. Voice: Baritone/Tenor – power Country/Gospel belt to Ab, higher welcome. NOTE: Depending on the auditions, it is possible these characters may be played by a combination of actors cast in other roles.
MS. FLEMING / VERONICA’S MOM - 45 to 50. Ms. Fleming: Aging hippie teacher, still yearning for the day the Age of Aquarius reaches Ohio. Hungry for the spotlight, resentful of entitled youth. Also plays Veronica’s Mom: easygoing, distant, yet capable of laying down the law. Voice: Great belt up to C, higher always welcome. NOTE: Depending on the auditions, it is possible these characters may be played by a combination of actors cast in other roles.
KURT’S DAD / VERONICA’S DAD / PRINCIPAL GOWAN - 30 to 45. Kurt’s Dad: Straightlaced, very conservative, also former football player. A simple guy, not book smart, you’d be happy to share a beer with him. Also plays Veronica’s Dad: Easygoing and distant. Voice: Strong Baritone/Tenor -- power Country/Gospel belt to G, even higher better. Also plays Principal Gowan: Rumpled, burned out, hates conflict. NOTE: Depending on the auditions, it is possible these characters may be played by a combination of actors cast in other roles.
VARIOUS FEATURED CHORUS ROLES