Heathers The Musical (High School Edition) 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 handsome 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 butt... but J.D. has another plan for that bullet.
Are you in, or are you out?
VERONICA SAWYER is a senior at Westerberg High and she is tired of being low in the social
pecking order. Veronica should be extremely relatable, as she carries the audience through
the entire show and they must care about her- a young woman with an excellent voice
and a wide range of acting skills, and especially great comedic timing. Veronica is likeable and
hilarious, but also totally sincere in her emotional quest to navigate high school. She should pair
well with J.D., while also subtly contrasting with the Heathers. 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.
JASON DEAN (J.D.) is new to Westerberg High. J.D. is both a heartthrob and a villain: he’s
attractive, funny, and disarmingly honest about his high school experience, but unravels into
a dangerous wild card as the show progresses. J. D. is a strong actor able to portray
conflicting layers, initially charming both Veronica and the audience, making his degeneration
later in the show even more shocking. This is a role that requires a strong tenor who pairs well
with Veronica and a great actor who can portray J.D.’s dual nature. 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 is the ultimate Queen Bee—she rules the school and she knows it. Her
attitude doesn’t wane even after her unfortunate demise, and she continues to haunt Veronica.
She is a strong, confident actress and singer with a sense of maturity who can make bold choices
onstage. 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 DUKE is often put in her place by her leader, but she is more than ready to step
into her long-awaited spotlight once the opportunity arises. Heather Duke’s general cattiness
balloons into outright cruelty once she’s out of Heather Chandler’s control. She is a confident actress who harmonizes well for this role.
HEATHER MCNAMARA, head cheerleader, completes the Heathers triumvirate. While
she begins the show as one of the all-powerful Heathers, she later voices her self-doubt and
troubles. This revelation requires a performer who is able to show peppy confidence and extreme
vulnerability. In addition to her solo, Heather McNamara sings with the other two Heathers
throughout the show. She is a talented singer and actress who also moves well. Whipping-girl of the 3 Heathers. Alto for chorus. Voice: Strong belt to C, D preferred.
MARTHA DUNNSTOCK should be everything the Heathers are not: awkward, shy, and (most
importantly) kind. Nicknamed “Martha Dumptruck”, the opposite of hot, confident, or popular. Huge and beautiful soul, optimistic even in the face of rejection. Martha is a genuinely good person who doesn’t deserve the harsh treatment she receives from the other students. Several characters explicitly mock Martha for her weight.
Whether the actor physically fits this description or not, her clothes, posture and performance
can highlight her low social standing. Martha sings a powerhouse ballad in the second act, so
this actress should be an excellent vocalist. The audience should root for this character, whose heart radiates off the stage. Strong belt to E or F, wide vocal expression.
RAM SWEENEY is one half of the jock duo that parades around Westerberg High. Ram is the
object of Martha’s deep-seated affection, but Ram has long since passed the days of accepting
people for who they are on the inside. He has a good singing voice who can bring
humor to this stereotypical “meathead” role, and someone who has great chemistry with Kurt
Kelly. Strong Baritone, belt to G, some Falsetto useful.
KURT KELLY is Ram’s partner in crime. Kurt thoroughly enjoys reinforcing his status as a
top dog at Westerberg High. Much like Ram, Kurt is a great role for someone who exceeds at
physical comedy as their antics can verge on the extreme. They also share a duet together, so
the actor should complete the epic “bromance” with Ram. Tenor, strong belt to Ab or A, some Falsetto.
The Student Ensemble furthers the story both as a chorus and through featured individuals.
There are lots of solos within the Student Ensemble. It includes lots of stereotypical high school groups: football players, cheerleaders, hippies, brainiacs, etc.
HIPSTER DORK has a featured solo in the opening number. This is a perfect featured role for
a comedic actor with a solid singing voice. Bari (up to F#) or Tenor (up to A).
PREPPY STUD does not have assigned dialogue, but sings in many small groupings of
characters and has a solo. This is a great role for a good singer. Bass (up to E) or Bari (up to G#).
STONER CHICK is a good role for an up and coming performer who can create a solid
character. Belt to at least C# (a Soprano up to high A/B is also a plus).
YOUNG REPUBLICANETTE is a cameo role for a female singer who later sings with New
Wave Girl. This is another great role for a good singer who is new to performing. Belt to at least C# (Soprano up to high A/B is also a plus).
BELEAGUERED GEEK requires a good singer and actor with great comic delivery for when
he reveals his dream about the Heathers. Voice: Bari (up to F#) or Tenor (up to A).
NEW WAVE GIRL sings with Young Republicanette and has a small solo, hence, a strong
singer with good stage presence. Belt to at least C# (a Soprano up to high A/B is also a plus).
MS. FLEMING is the free-spirited school guidance counselor. Ms. Fleming is ready to jump
into action following all of the suicides; however, her excessive enthusiasm for mourning is offputting to both the students and the other faculty. She leads the cast in an up-tempo number,
being a solid singer who can portray a slightly wacky ex-hippy without going into a cartoon
RAM’S DAD and KURT’S DAD are stereotypical tough guys. While Kurt’s Dad initially
expresses disgust at the boys’ apparent homosexuality, Ram’s Dad shocks everyone by leading
the church into a worship-style celebration of their sons’ love. They are two singer-actors who work
well together and are able to portray both the gruff dads at the beginning and the softer, more
accepting dads later in the show.
BIG BUD DEAN is J.D.’s explosive-loving father. He’s somewhat distanced from J.D. and should
come across as slightly unhinged, bordering on menacing. He is an actor who is comfortable
making big choices and works well with the actor playing J.D.
PRINCIPAL GOWAN and COACH RIPPER are the two male adult figures at Westerberg High.
Both are tired and apathetic, and do not put much effort into their jobs. They are actors who can
bring humor to their indifference and are comfortable singing a few solo lines.
VERONICA’S MOM is supportive and wants what is best for her daughter. She’s not impressed
with Veronica’s new friends, and encourages Veronica to remember her other friends, like
Martha. This non-singing role is a great opportunity to showcase a talented actress with a
natural “Mother Knows Best” charisma.
VERONICA’S DAD is oblivious to the type of girls Veronica has taken up with; he is content to
continue making dad jokes. He is comfortable making big choices for this nonsinging
OFFICERS MCCORD and MILNER discover the body of Heather Chandler, along with the
forged suicide note. They determine the case is a suicide, and join Veronica and Heather in
singing “The Me Inside of Me”. The officers can be played by guys or girls, whose voices blend well with Veronica, Heather Chandler, and each other.
Auditioners should be ages 13-22 and be aware of class and production fees totaling $390.00. All types of payment forms (cash, check, card, Venmo, Zelle, Paypal, SquareCash) are accepted. Payment is due in full--sorry, no payment plans, please. Payment is fully refundable if not cast.
Auditions will take place on Saturday, March 27th at Wildwood United Methodist Church, 8911 FM 1488 in Magnolia, Texas, 77354 from 8:00am to Noon with callbacks resuming from 12:30pm to 5:00pm.
Auditions consist of a standard slate, up to one minute or less monologue and contrasting 32-bar song. Please feel free to bring your own karaoke track or accompanist. It is permissible to perform a song from the production. There will not be a formal dance audition. Video auditions will be accepted if you cannot make audition day--please email to [email protected]
Rehearsals begin on Friday, April 2nd from 5-9pm with Saturday class and rehearsals from 9-4pm at Wildwood UMC.
Five (5) shows will take place on June 25, 26, and 27 at The Woodlands College Park High School, 3701 College Park Drive, The Woodlands, Texas, 77384. Shows will be Friday at 2:00 and 7:00pm, Saturday at 2:00 and 7:00pm, and Sunday at 2:00pm. Please see full rehearsal and show schedule on the ImagineNation Theatre Facebook or Instagram pages.
Please review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up. Once you have signed up, you will receive an Audition Form and Production Agreement via email. Thank you and see you at auditions on March 27th!
|| Stephanie Pereira