When:
July 6, 2018 – July 8, 2018 all-day
2018-07-06T00:00:00+10:00
2018-07-09T00:00:00+10:00

GJ Productions presents HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL

Director: Jack Wilkinson
Choreographer: Grace Maddern
Performance Dates: 25th Oct – 3rd Nov
Venue: St Martins Theatre, South Yarra
Audition Dates: 6th-8th July
(Venue and times provided via email)
Email us at: [email protected]
(A brief acting CV, a headshot and which character/s you would like to audition for.)
*Please note that the role of Heather Chandler has been pre-cast.
CHARACTER LIST
Veronica Sawyer
17. 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.
Note: Being in underwear may be required, ie. shirt off in ‘Dead Girl Walking’ sex scene
Females, aged 18 to 30
Heather McNamara
17. Beautiful, innocent, stupid, can be mean on command if Heather Chandler orders it, but actually quite vulnerable and fearful. Voice: Strong belt to Db, D preferred. Soprano for chorus.
Females, aged 18 to 30
Heather Duke
17. Whipping-girl of the 3 Heathers. When she finally becomes Queen Bee she wields power like a bulldozer. Alto for chorus. Voice: Strong belt to C, D preferred. Alto for chorus.
Females, aged 18 to 30
Martha Dunnstock
17. Nicknamed “Martha Dumptruck”, the opposite of hot, confident, or popular. Huge and beautiful soul, optimistic even in the face of rejection. Voice: Strong belt to E or F, wide vocal expression.
Females, aged 18 to 30
Ms Fleming/Veronica’s mom
40-50. Ms. Fleming: Ageing hippie teacher, still yearning for the day the Age of Aquarius reaches Ohio. Hungry for the spotlight, resentful of entitled youth. Also plays Veronica’s Mom: easygoing, distant, yet capable of laying down the law. Voice: Great belt up to C, higher always welcome.
Females, aged 30 to 50
Jason ‘J.D.’ Dean
17. 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.
Note: Being in underwear may be required, ie. shirt off in ‘Dead Girl Walking’ sex scene
Males, aged 18 to 30
Ram Sweeney
17, Linebacker. Big, insensitive to the feelings of others, ruled by appetites. Voice: Strong Baritone, belt to G, some Falsetto useful.
Note: Being in underwear required for several scenes of the show
Males, aged 18 to 30
Kurt Kelly
17. Quarterback and Captain. Big, chiseled, rude, entitled, cocky. Mean, thinks he’s the brains in the friendship with Ram. Voice: Tenor, strong belt to Ab or A, some Falsetto.
Note: Being in underwear required for several scenes of the show
Males, aged 18 to 30
Ram’s Dad/Big Bud Dean/Coach Ripper
40-45. Ram’s Dad: Former football player turned suburban Dad, has never outgrown his glory days in high school. Hates weakness, but capable of soul-searching when tragedy strikes. Also plays Big Bud Dean: JD’s single Dad. Big jolly personality that barely conceals the enormous rage bubbling just below the surface. Quite possibly a serial bomber. Also plays Coach Ripper: Stalwart, man’s man; quick to defend his players. Voice: Baritone/Tenor – power Country/Gospel belt to Ab, higher welcome.
Males, aged 30 to 45
Kurt’s Dad/Veronica’s dad/Principal Gowan
30 to 45. Kurt’s Dad: Straight-laced, very conservative, also former football player. A simple guy, not book smart, you’d be happy to share a beer with him. Also plays Veronica’s Dad: Easygoing and distant. Voice: Strong Baritone/Tenor — power Country/Gospel belt to G, even higher better. Also plays Principal Gowan: Rumpled, burned out, hates conflict.
Males, aged 30 to 45
Female Ensemble
GIRL 1 – Goth Girl 16-18. A sullen goth girl. Voice: Belt to at least C# (a Soprano up to high A/B is also a plus).
GIRL 2 – Stoner Chick 16-18. A fuzzyheaded stoner chick. Voice: Belt to at least C# (a Soprano up to high A/B is also a plus).
GIRL 3 – Young Republicanette 16-18. A tennis-playing, uptight Student Council type. Voice: Belt to at least C# (Soprano up to high A/B is also a plus).
Females, aged 18 to 30
Male Ensemble
BOY 1 – Bitter Geek 16-18. A put-upon, bitter geek. Voice: Bari (up to F#) or Tenor (up to A).
BOY 2 – Blowdried Preppy 16-18. A blowdried 80’s preppy. Voice: Bass (up to E) or Bari (up to G#).
BOY 3 – Hipster Dork 16-18. Thinks he’s Ducky from ‘Pretty In Pink.’ Voice: Bari (up to F#) or Tenor (up to A).

Males, aged 18 to 30

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