Audition Dates: May 9 & 10 at 7pm (Possible Callbacks May 11 – No Appointment Necessary)
Production Dates: July 8 – 24, 2022
Director: Debi Marcucci
Music Director: Roger Blankenship
Choreographer: Kassie Meiler
What to Prepare: Please prepare 32 bars of a song in the style of the show that displays your vocal range. Please bring appropriate dancewear as some actors may be put through a basic dance audition. Actors may also be asked to read from the script.
Anyone under 18 years of age must get parent or guardian approval before being considered for casting.
About the Show: Based on the classic 1989 film. Westerberg High is ruled by a shoulder-padded, scrunchie-wearing junta: Heather, Heather, and Heather, the hottest and cruelest girls in all of Ohio. But misfit Veronica Sawyer rejects their evil regime for a new boyfriend, the dark and sexy stranger J.D., who plans to put the Heathers in their place – six feet under.
Veronica Sawyer (Age 18 – 26): She burns to be both cool and kind, but doesn’t know yet how to be both at the same time. A fierce sense of right and wrong, a 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 Ab. Must have dynamic and stylistic range.
Jason Dean (Age 18 – 26): 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 (Age 18 – 26): 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 the chorus. NOTE: In certain choral songs Chandler can switch parts with her other Heathers as needed.
Heather McNamara (Age 18 – 26): 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 the chorus.
Heather Duke (Age 18 – 26): Whipping-girl of the 3 Heathers. When she finally becomes Queen Bee she wields power like a bulldozer. Alto for the chorus. Voice: Strong belt to C, D preferred. Alto for the chorus.
Martha Dunnstock (Age 18 – 26): 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.
Kurt Kelly (Age 18 – 26): 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. NOTE: in certain songs, Ram and Kurt can switch choral assignments if, say, Ram sings higher than Kurt.
Ram Sweeney (Age 18 – 26): Linebacker. Big, insensitive to the feelings of others, ruled by appetites. Voice: Strong Baritone, belt to G, some Falsetto useful.
Beleaguered Geek (Age 18 – 26): A put-upon, bitter geek. Voice: Bari (up to F#) or Tenor (up to A).
Preppy Stud/ Officer Milner (Ages 18 – 26): A blow-dried 80’s preppy. Voice: Bass (up to E) or Bari (up to G#).
Hipster Dork/ Officer McCord (Age 18 – 26): A hipster Dork, who thinks he’s Ducky from ‘Pretty In Pink.’ Voice: Bari (up to F#) or Tenor (up to A).
New Wave Girl (Age 18 – 26): A sullen goth girl. Voice: Belt to at least C# (a Soprano up to high A/B is also a plus).
Stoner Chick (Age 18 – 26): A fuzzyheaded stoner chick. Voice: Belt to at least C# (a Soprano up to high A/B is also a plus).
Young Republicanette (Age 18 – 26): A tennis-playing, uptight Student Council type. Voice: Belt to at least C# (Soprano up to high A/B is also a plus).
Bill Sweeny/ Big Bud Dean/ Coach Ripper (Age 40 – 50): Ram’s Dad: Former football player turned suburban Dad, has never outgrown his glory days in high school. Hates weakness, but is capable of soul-searching when tragedy strikes. Also plays Big Bud Dean: JD’s single Dad. A 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.
Paul Kelly/ Mr. Sawyer/ Principal Gowan (Age 30 – 45): Kurt’s Dad: Straight-laced, very conservative, also a 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.
Mrs. Sawyer/ Pauline Fleming (Age 45 – 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.
For questions or to request further information contact Artistic Director Daniel Eilola at firstname.lastname@example.org
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