Licensing Company: Concord Theatricals
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.
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.
This licensed version has been updated and the current version is based on the 2019 West End Production.
There is only a single keyboard in this show and the conductor/MD plays from the Piano/Vocal book provided. Something to note about the score is that the staves and notes are smaller than other musical theater parts so this might be a slight inconvenience at first that takes some adjustment but is certainly legible.
This part is certainly not for the faint of heart and requires an excellent player to navigate the part, the key signatures, and the programming. There are close to 150 patches in the keyboard book including various EP’s, organs, synths, guitars, strings, and percussion elements to name a few.
ORIGINAL MUSIC TEAM
Book, Music, & Lyrics by: Lawrence O’Keefe & Kevin Murphy
Arranger/Orchestrator: Ben Green
Music Supervisor: Gary Hickeson
2018 West End Orchestra:
Music Director/Conductor: Simona Budd
Keyboard: Simona Budd
Trumpet: Georgina Bromilow, Rosanne Duckworth
Guitar: Emily Linden
Violin: Ciaran McCabe
Reeds/Bari Sax: Clare McInerney
Reeds/Clarinet/Tenor Sax: Katie Punter
Drums: Becky Brass
Bass: Robyn Brown
2014 Off-Broadway Orchestra (New World Stages)
Music Director/Conductor: Dominick Amendum
Music Supervisor: Mary-Mitchell Campbell
Keyboard: Dominick Amendum
Trumpet/Flugelhorn: John Dent
Guitar: Austin Moorhead
Violin: Victoria Paterson
Reeds: Steve Lyon
Drums: Greg Joseph
Bass: Steve Gilewski
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 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 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?