SHOWQUEEN PRODUCTIONS & WORKING MANAGEMENT
IN ASSOCIATION WITH HAYES THEATRE CO
The Australian Premiere of HEATHERS THE MUSICAL
JAZ FLOWERS LUCY MAUNDER
BOOK, MUSIC AND LYRICS
Laurence O’Keefe and Kevin Murphy
16 July – 9 August
Hayes Theatre Co.
The one and only Trevor Ashley brings the Australian Premiere of HEATHERS THE MUSICAL, a darkly, hilarious comedy to Hayes Theatre Co. from 16 July. HEATHERS THE MUSICAL is based on the 1988 cult film Heathers that starred Winona Ryder and Christian Slater.
Westerberg High is ruled by a shoulder-padded, scrunch-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 (Lucy Maunder) kicks her out of the group, Veronica decides to put the Heathers in their place – six feet under.
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 the latest off-Broadway hit to come to Australia.
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, or even just for those who long for a better time, filled with shoulder pads, big hair and fluorescent colours.
Directed by writer, director, performer and cabaret star Trevor Ashley (Les Misérables, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Fat Swan, Little Orphan Trashley), starring Helpmann nominees Jaz Flowers (Hairspray, Hot Shoe Shuffle) and Lucy Maunder (Songs In The Key of Black, Grease, Doctor Zhivago) with musical direction by Bev Kennedy and choreography by Cameron Mitchell.
“A rowdy, guilty pleasure” The New York Times
“Ingenious, naughty and very funny” New York Post
“Sassy, sexy and oh-so-smart” Timeout New York
Director – Trevor Ashley
Choreographer – Cameron Mitchell
Musical Director – Bev Kennedy
Set Designer – Emma Vine
Costume Design – Angela White
Veronica Jaz Flowers
J.D. Stephen Madsen
Heather Chandler Lucy Maunder
Heather McNamara Erin Clare
Heather Duke Libby Asciak
Ram Sweeney Vincent Hooper
Kurt Kelly Jakob Ambrose
Martha / Ms Fleming Lauren McKenna
Ensemble / Dance Captain Michelle Barr
Ensemble Rebecca Hetherington, Stephen McDowell
Venue: Hayes Theatre Co. (19 Greenknowe Avenue, Potts Point)
Season: 16 July – 9 August 2015
Times: Evenings: Tues & Wed 7pm | Thursday – Saturday 7.30pm
(Monday 20 July 8pm | No performance Tuesday 21 July)
Matinees: Saturday 2pm & Sunday 6.30pm
Bookings: hayestheatre.com.au | (02) 8065 7337 or Ticketmaster
Hayes Theatre Co is a dedicated music theatre and cabaret venue in Potts Point. Named for Australian musical theatre legend, Nancye Hayes OAM, Hayes Theatre Co honours and builds on the vast history of Australian Musical Theatre and its practitioners. This not-for-profit venue is managed by Independent Music Theatre, a collaborative partnership focusing on providing a permanent home for small-scale musical theatre and cabaret. By providing venue space to newly mounted productions, Hayes Theatre Co, will be a presenting partner together with independent producers and artists.
Hayes Theatre Co is made possible through the City of Sydney’s Accommodation Grant Program.