Heathers: The Musical

Scrunchies, croquette, power plays and popular girls – Heathers is back. With music.

By Benjamen Judd  

If you haven’t made the effort to see Heathers: The Musical at the Sydney Opera House then you’re in luck – you have one more week. The final curtain call is now set for June 26, so choose a side. Pick a Heather. And lick it up, baby. Lick it up. 

Set at Westerberg High, Heathers: The Musical follows the viciously delicious antics of the school’s three most popular girls – Heather, Heather and Heather – and their newest recruit, Veronica who falls the ultimate bad boy, J.D. 

The two are soon engaging in a killing spree targeting the beautiful and the popular, all set to one of the best sing-a-long pop soundtracks outside of your secret happy time Spotify playlist.

 It’s hard to imagine a camper version of an already camp classic but when you realise who the talented masterminds are behind it are, it all makes sense. 

Written by Laurence O’Keefe (Legally Blonde), Kevin Murphy (Desperate Housewives), and directed by Sydney’s own Trevor Ashley (Les Misérables, Fat Swan), Heathers: The Musical is fantastic ode to current pop culture tropes and trends while remaining true to the retro fun of the original film.

Staring Hilary Cole as Veronica, Rebecca Hetherington, Hannah Fredericksen and Lucy Maunder as the Heathers, the off-Broadway smash hit has been showered in critical acclaim in both the US and in Australia. After a sensational sell-out season at the Hayes theatre, and nine nominations at the Sydney Theatre Awards, Heathers finally returns to Sydney for its final run.

How very.

Heathers: The Musical is now playing at the Sydney Opera House until June 26.

sydneyoperahouse.com

 

You may also be interested in

The Big Design Market

Kicking off on November 24 for three colour-filled days, The Big Design Market is back in Sydney just in time for Christmas.

Taking over the Royal Hall of Industries aka Showbag...

SummerSalt at Bondi Beach

Surf, sun, sound and all-round good vibes – SummerSalt is the pre-summer festival you want to get tickets to ASAP.

Taking place on November 26 at Bondi Beach, SummerSalt is a new ...

Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Medium

Opening at the Art Gallery of New South Wales on October 27 and running until March 4, 2018, Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Medium will showcase a selection of the provocative...

Muriel’s Wedding The Musical

One of Australia’s most iconic films, Muriel’s Wedding is a much-loved fixture of Aussie cinema. Now, fans are able to experience the joys – and lows – of Muriel Heslop in an...

Cirque du Soleil presents “Toruk: The First Flight”

The magic and intensity of the Cirque du Soleil takes us back to James Cameron’s epic Avatar with their latest production, “Toruk: The First Flight”.

Starting on October 19 and...

Surry Hills Festival

Kicking off on Saturday, September 23, the annual Surry Hills Festival will fill Ward Park, Devonshire Street, Shannon Reserve, Crown Street, laneways with pop up creative spaces, ...

Sculptures by the Sea

One of the city’s most beloved art exhibitions, Sculptures by the Sea, will once again arrive in October to transform the Bondi to Tamarama walk into a fantastical adventure.

...
Sydney Fringe Festival

Kicking off on September 1 and running the entire month, the annual Sydney Fringe Festival will take you to the edge and back – creatively speaking.

Now in its eighth year, the...

Primavera at the Museum of Contemporary Art

As galleries go, there are none in Australia that can compare to both architectural controversy and quality of exhibition as the Museum of Contemporary Art.

And their annual...

Badu Gili at The Sydney Opera House

Badu Gili is a stunning new art instillation taking place each night across the sails of the Sydney Opera House that celebrates the art and history of First Australians.

In the...

Art and About presents Australian Life

With the coming of spring, one of the city’s greatest free-to-the-public events takes over the walkways of Hyde Park – Art and About presents Australian Life.

Starting on...

The Archibald Prize at the Art Gallery of NSW

The Face That Stops a Nation – that’s how they’re describing the most anticipated art event of the year, The Archibald Prize.

Now showing at the Art Gallery of New South Wales...