Audition Notice: Heathers the Musical



Heathers: The Musical

Book, Music, and Lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe and Kevin Murphy
Based on the film written by Daniel Waters

Direction: Eleza Kort
Musical Direction: Jeff Kimball
Choreography: Laurie Fisher


Performance Dates: April 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, and 28, 2018 @ 8pm
Tech Dates: April 7 - April 13, 2018
Location: The Footlight Club, Eliot Hall, 7A Eliot Street, Jamaica Plain, MA  


AUDITIONS:  By appointment only.  Please sign up here.
Location:      Footlight Club, Eliot Hall, 7A Eliot Street, Jamaica Plain, MA
Dates:          Sunday, December 3rd 12pm-3pm and Monday, December 4th, 7pm-10pm
Callbacks:    Wednesday, December 6th, 7pm


Audition Details: 

  • The middle hour of each audition night will be when the dance portion of the audition is held. Therefore, if you are slotted to sing in the third hour of the day/night, please show up an hour earlier for dancing and please dress accordingly! 
  • Prepare 1 song, 32 bars in the style of the show; please bring music in proper key (no a capella). Please do not sing from the show.
  • Bring your headshot and resume (if you have it). Audition forms will be emailed out the week prior and/or can be filled out at the Footlight Club.
  • Know your conflicts from January 21 through April 28 to list on the audition sheet. Please be thorough. Some conflicts can be scheduled around if we know about them ahead of time.

Other Audition Info:

  • Appointment times are start times.  Each time slot will accommodate up to ten (10) auditioners. Please arrive in enough time prior to your appointment time to be ready to begin the process promptly.  
  • Missed appointments or late arrivals will only be accommodated as space and time allows.
  • Not all roles require callbacks.  
  • Actors needed at callbacks will be notified following each audition (or by 10am the day of Callbacks). Actors called back will be given additional music and sides to work on.  
  • To streamline the registration process the producers will email you an Audition Form. Please bring the completed form with you to auditions.
  • All actors will be notified of casting results following callbacks.  

For questions, please contact the producers, Amanda Bedford and Olivia Sederlund.


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. When Heather Chandler, the Almighty, kicks her out of the group, Veronica decides to bite the bullet and kiss Heather's aerobicized ass...but J.D. has another plan for that bullet.

Brought to you by the award-winning creative team of Kevin Murphy (Reefer Madness, "Desperate Housewives"), Laurence O'Keefe (Bat BoyLegally Blonde) and Andy Fickman (Reefer MadnessShe's the Man). Heathers: The Musical is a hilarious, heartfelt, and homicidal new show based on the greatest teen comedy 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 New York's most popular new musical. Are you in, or are you out?



*Actors should be able to convincingly play these ages on stage, but don't necessarily need to look that age. PLEASE NOTE: We will be casting adults for all roles in this show.*

**Casting all ethnicities and body types.**

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 Ab. 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. NOTE: In certain choral songs Chandler can switch parts with her other Heathers as needed.

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. NOTE: in certain choral songs Heather Mac and Duke can switch vocal parts as needed.

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. NOTE: in certain choral songs Heather Duke and Mac can switch vocal parts as needed.

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. NOTE: in certain songs Ram and Kurt can switch choral assignment if, say, Ram sings higher than Kurt.

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: Sometimes this actor has played Principal Gowan instead of Big Bud/Coach.

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.

Kurt's Dad/Veronica's Dad/Principal Gowan - 30 to 45, Kurt's Dad: Straight-laced, 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: Sometimes this actor has played Big Bud/Coach instead of Principal Gowan.

Boy 1 - Bitter Geek 16-18, A put-upon, bitter geek. Voice: Bari (up to F#) or Tenor (up to A).

Boy 2 - Blowdried Preppy 16-18, A blowdried 80's preppy. Voice: Bass (up to E) or Bari (up to G#).

Boy 3 - Hipster Dork 16-18, Thinks he's Ducky from 'Pretty In Pink.' Voice: Bari (up to F#) or Tenor (up to A).

Girl 1 - Goth Girl 16-18, A sullen goth girl. Voice: Belt to at least C# (a Soprano up to high A/B is also a plus).

Girl 2 - Stoner Chick 16-18, A fuzzyheaded stoner chick. Voice: Belt to at least C# (a Soprano up to high A/B is also a plus).

Girl 3 - Young Republicanette 16-18, A tennis-playing, uptight Student Council type. Voice: Belt to at least C# (Soprano up to high A/B is also a plus).