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HEATHERS is presented by an arrangement with Concord Theatricals.

www.concordtheatricals.com

In-Person Auditions (East Hawaii Cultural Center)
Address: 141 Kalakaua St, Hilo, HI 96720

MUST BE 18 or Older to Audition

Wednesday, July 17th 6:00-9:30 PM
Thursday, July 18th 6:00-9:30 PM


CALLBACKS: Monday, July 22nd 6:00-10:00 PM

Music by:
Kevin Murphy


Lyrics by: 
Laurence O'Keefe


Book by: 
Laurence O'Keefe and Kevin Murphy


Original Direction by:
Andy Vic Man

Produced by:
 Larry Reitzer and Nicholas Souza


Directed by: 
Larry Reitzer

Musical Directions by: 

Josh Payne and Damien Stack


Choreography by: 
Jason Aiwohi-Tomlin and Zoi Nakamura

Heathers: The Musical is based on the classic 1989 film. Westerberg High is ruled by a shoulder-padded, scrunchie-wearing junta: Heather, Heather and Heather, the hottest and cruelest girls in all of Ohio. But misfit Veronica Sawyer rejects their evil regime for a new boyfriend, the dark and sexy stranger J.D., who plans to put the Heathers in their place - six feet under.

Performed on the stage by the organization that produced

CABARET, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST,  BILOXI BLUES, CHICAGO, GYPSY,

AVENUE Q,

LION KING, GREASE, THE PROM and ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST

Dear HEATHERS Auditionees,
HEART is committed to diversity and encourages all of its team members to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, HEART encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every audition.


DANCE AUIDITONS

We still start with Dance. So be prepared to dance!

  • Please wear (or bring) comfortable clothes.

  • A 24 to 36 count combination will be taught.

SINGING AUIDITONS

  • Please prepare one minute of a musical theatre song that shows off your voice. Please bring a karaoke track cued up.

  • Absolutely NO acapella.  

  • A pianist will not be present.

  • Absolutely NO contemporary/pop/rock songs - we would like to hear musical theatre songs/show tunes or songs in the style of the show only.

  • Instructions on how to send tracks in will be given upon arrival.

 
We will ONLY be reading from the script at callbacks on Monday July 22nd. No scene-work will happen Wednesday or Thursday.

If you would like script pages/scenes/sides to prepare - in the hope of getting a callback, feel free to email the director at larryreitzer1@gmail.com to request them.

In-Person Auditions (East Hawaii Cultural Center)

Address: 141 Kalakaua St, Hilo, HI 96720

 

  • Wednesday, July 17th 6:00-9:30 PM

  • Thursday, July 18th 6:00-9:30 PM

  • CALLBACKS: Monday, July 22nd 6:00-10:00 PM

 

* Cast List to be released by Tuesday July 23rd, 12pm (noon) *

 

Self-Taped Auditions

If you are not able to make the audition - and still want to be considered, feel free to submit a self-taped audition by Wed, July 17th @ 11:59 PM. For audition materials/guidelines, please email the director at larryreitzer1@gmail.com.

Performance Dates: (East Hawaii Cultural Center)

  • Opening Night: Thursday, September 26th

  • September 26th, 2024 - October 6th, 2024

    • Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays @ 7:00 pm

    • Sundays @ 3:00 pm

  • Possible Extension October 11th-13th, 2024

    • Friday and Saturday @ 7:00 pm

    • Sunday @ 3:00 pm

Additional Scheduling Information (EHCC)

  • Table Read: Wednesday, July 24th 6:00-9:00pm

  • First Day of Rehearsal: tentatively  Thursday, July 25th

  • Second Table Read: August 11th 6:00-9:00pm

  • First Day of Blocking with Larry: tentatively Tue, August 12th 6:00-9:00pm

  • Production/Tech Week: September 21st, 2024 - September 25th, 2024

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL CAST MEMBERS MUST BE AVAILABLE THE ENTIRE PRODUCTION WEEK FOR ALL TECHNICAL AND DRESS REHEARSALS. 

NO EXCEPTIONS. 

HEATHERS CASTING BREAKDOWN

ENSEMBLE:

  • Dancers (no singing experience required).

  • Singers (no dancing experience required).

  • Dancers Who Sing and Singers Who Dance! (Clearly, we are looking for a large ensemble made up of  all types)

  • Age Restriction - 18 and over

PRINCIPAL ROLES:

 

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 high G, High Ab preferable. 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 D, Eb preferred. 

 

HEATHER McNAMARA: Beautiful, innocent, stupid, can be mean on command if Heather Chandler orders it, but actually quite vulnerable and fearful. Voice: Strong belt to D, Eb preferred. 

 

HEATHER DUKE: Whipping-girl of the 3 Heathers. When she finally becomes Queen Bee she wields power like a bulldozer. Voice: Strong belt to C, D preferred. 

 

MARTHA DUNSTOCK: 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 F#, G preferred, some Falsetto useful. 

 

KURT KELLY: 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. 

 

RAM’S DAD / BIG BUD DEAN: 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. Voice: Baritone/Tenor – power Country/Gospel belt to Ab, higher welcome. 

 

MS. FLEMING / VERONICA’S MOM: Ms. Fleming: Aging 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.

 

Additional roles: 

 

BOY 1: BELEAGUERED GEEK – (18 and up) An embittered social outcast. Voice: baritone (up to F#) or tenor (up to A). 

BOY 2: PREPPY STUD – (18 and up) Straightlaced, ambitious, blow-dried. Dreams of being even richer than his parents. Voice: bass (up to E) or baritone (up to G#). 

 

BOY 3: HIPSTER DORK – (18 and up) Thinks he’s Ducky from Pretty in Pink. Voice: baritone (up to F#) or tenor (up to A). 

 

GIRL 1: NEW WAVE GIRL – (18 and up) She wants her MTV and dresses accordingly. Voice: belt to at least C# (a soprano up to high A/B is also a plus). 

 

GIRL 2: STONER CHICK – (18 and up) Smokes outside with the freaks in between classes. Her future’s so bright she’s gotta wear shades to hide her bloodshot eyes. Voice: belt to at least C# (a soprano up to high A/B is also a plus). 

 

GIRL 3: YOUNG REPUBLICANETTE – (18 and up) A tennis-playing, perky Student Council type. Voice: belt to at least C# (soprano up to high A/B is also a plus).

Thank you for your interest in Hilo Education Art Repertory Theatre’s Fall 2024 production of HEATHERS. See you at auditions!

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