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