Monday, June 5, 6 pm ♦
The Academy of The Company Theatre (ACT) Teen Conservatory announces auditions for teen actors ages 13 through college students for their upcoming summer production of Heathers the Musical (High School Edition) on Monday, June 5, 6 pm at The Company Theatre Center for the Arts, 30 Accord Park Drive, Norwell. The production is an extended program of the theatre’s ACT Summer Workshop, and is directed by Steve Shannon with music direction by Melissa Carubia. Call backs will be held on Tuesday, June 6 at 6 pm.
Heathers the Musical (High School Edition) is the darkly delicious story of Veronica Sawyer, a brainy, teenage misfit who hustles her way into the most powerful and ruthless clique at Westerberg High: the Heathers. Veronica falls in love with the dangerously handsome new kid J.D. When Heather Chandler, the Almighty, kicks her out of the group, Veronica decides to bite the bullet and kiss Heather’s aerobicized butt…but J.D. has another plan for that bullet. Heathers the Musical is a hilarious, heartfelt and homicidal new show based on the popular teen comedy.
Audition candidates should arrive prepared to sing 16 to 24 bars from the show or similar style. A score will be available, sides for readings will be provided. A headshot and resume is helpful but not required. A $10 non-refundable audition fee is due upon arrival.
Tuition for Heathers the Musical classes and production is $375 per student, some financial assistance is available. Tuition is due after casting is announced. A completed emergency form must accompany audition candidates, available at www.companytheatre.com/emergencyform.pdf.
Rehearsals begin with a table reading on June 14 at 6 pm and then follow the 3-week ACT Summer Workshop schedule beginning June 26, from 12:15 to 4:15 p.m. Additional rehearsal commitment may be required during production week. Attendance at auditions does not ensure casting, tuition is due after casting is announced.
Performances of Heathers the Musical are held on July 13 and 14 at 7:00 pm. Tickets are available at www.companytheatre.com.
VERONICA SAWYER – 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.
JD – 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.
HEATHER CHANDLER – Richest, hottest, most magnetic, cruelest girl in town. Relishes power and wields it like a scalpel – no fear, no patience, no mercy. Voice: Strong belt to F or higher preferred. Mezzo for chorus.
HEATHER MCNAMARA – Vulnerable and fearful, can be mean on command if Heather Chandler orders it. Voice: Strong belt to Db, D preferred. Soprano for chorus.
HEATHER DUKE – 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.
MARTHA DUNNSTOCK – 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.
RAM SWEENEY – Linebacker. Big, insensitive to the feelings of others, ruled by appetites. Voice: Strong Baritone, belt to G, some Falsetto useful.
KURT KELLY – Quarterback and Captain. Rude, entitled, cocky. Mean, thinks he’s the brains in the friendship with Ram. Voice: Tenor, strong belt to Ab or A, some Falsetto.
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.
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.
COACH RIPPER – Stalwart, man’s man; quick to defend his players
FLEMING- Aging hippie teacher, still yearning for the day the Age of Aquarius reaches Ohio. Hungry for the spotlight, resentful of entitled youth.
VERONICA’S MOM – Easygoing, distant, yet capable of laying down the law. Voice: Great belt up to C, higher always welcome.
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.
VERONICA’S DAD – Easygoing and distant.
PRINCIPAL GOWAN -Rumpled, burned out, hates conflict.
BELEAGUERED GEEK (BOY 1) – A put-upon, bitter geek. Voice: Bari (up to F#) or Tenor (up to A).
PREPPY STUD (BOY 2) – A blow-dried 80’s preppy. Voice: Bass (up to E) or Bari (up to G#).
HIPSTER DORK (BOY 3) – Thinks he’s Ducky from ‘Pretty In Pink.’ Voice: Bari (up to F#) or Tenor (up to A).
NEW WAVE GIRL (GIRL 1) – A sullen New Wave girl. Voice: Belt to at least C# (a Soprano up to high A/B is also a plus).
STONER CHICK (GIRL 2) – A fuzzyheaded stoner chick. Voice: Belt to at least C# (a Soprano up to high A/B is also a plus).
YOUNG REPUBLICANETTE (GIRL 3) – A tennis-playing, uptight Student Council type. Voice: Belt to at least C# (Soprano up to high A/B is also a plus).
For more information about auditions, please call the box office at 781-871-2787 or email ACT@companytheatre.com. For more information about ACT or The Company Theatre, please visit www.companytheatre.com, or follow The Company Theatre Centre for the Arts on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.