What’s your damage Heather?
Based on the 1988 cult film Heathers starred Winona Ryder and Christian Slater, HEATHERS THE MUSICAL makes its Brisbane debut in the Playhouse, Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) from 9 to 17 January 2016.
Written by the award-winning creative team of Kevin Murphy (Reefer Madness, Desperate Housewives) and Laurence O’Keefe (Bat Boy, Legally Blonde), HEATHERS THE MUSICAL is a fast paced, pop/rock show that is so ‘very’.
Westerberg High is ruled by a shoulder-padded, scrunchie-wearing threesome: Heather, Heather and Heather, the hottest and cruellest girls at school. But misfit Veronica Sawyer (Jaz Flowers) rejects their evil regime and falls in love with the dangerously sexy new kid J.D. When Heather Chandler (Kirby Burgess) kicks her out of the group, Veronica decides to put the Heather’s in their place – six feet under.
Staying true to the story line of the original film, this heartfelt, hilarious, homicidal new musical is for everyone who has ever longed to be in the ‘popular’ group or dreamed of taking revenge on the cool kids.
Directed by writer, director, performer and cabaret star Trevor Ashley (Les Misérables, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Fat Swan, Little Orphan Trashley), starring Kirby Burgess (Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story on Stage, Grease, Sweet Charity) and Helpmann nominee Jaz Flowers (Hairspray, Hot Shoe Shuffle), with musical direction by Bev Kennedy and choreography by Cameron Mitchell.
Based on the film that inspired ‘Mean Girls’, after the success at the Hayes Theatre in Sydney this year and the Off-Broadway original production directed by Andy Fickman (Liv and Maddie, She’s the Man, The Game Plan), that had fans reciting 80s vernacular, this ‘big fun’ is not to be missed.
So ‘Don’t be a pillow case’, step back in time to an era filled with shoulder pads, big hair and fluorescent colours.
Heathers the Musical tears up the Playhouse at QPAC, South Bank, Brisbane from 9 to 17 January 2016.
Tickets are on sale from 23 October 2015 via qpac.com.au or 136 246.
‘Outrageously funny…the cast is a dream’
‘As invigorating as a surprise bitch-slap in the corridor’
Sydney Morning Herald
‘Vastly entertaining in a raucous, cruel, outstandingly raunchy kind of way’
Images by QPAC