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High school, where skirts are short and hormones run high
Heathers the Musica is a rock musical based on the 1988 film, Heathers, starring Winona Ryder and Christian Slater. Covering many of the issues faced by teenagers in the 1980s, including bullying, peer pressure, sex, and youth suicide, the themes are still relevant today.
Heathers the Musicalis playing at the Star Theatre in Peel Street Wynnum and there is still time to catch performances on Friday, 26th of July and Saturday, 27th of July.
The story of Veronica Sawyer, a bright student who longs to be part of the popular 'pretty girl' clique – the Heathers - is not an uncommon one. The audience empathises with Veronica as she navigates the school hierarchy that go along with being at the top of the pecking order. We question whether this new position within the school society truly makes her happy.
When Veronica falls for the school rebel the lives of her school mates takes a decidedly deadly turn.
In spite of the dark subject matter, this production includes many lighter moments which had the audience on opening night in stitches. The football jocks are hugely entertaining.
The talented cast members give a high energy performance that moves along at a rapid pace keeping the audience engaged at all times. Their enjoyment in their task is tangible and I can honestly say that I gained just as much pleasure from watching the support singers and dancers as the main players.
Veronica - Sophia Dimopoulos Jason JD Dean - Aaron Griffiths
Heather Chandler - Stacie Hobbs Heather McNamara - Katrina West Heather Duke - Sophie Jackson
Martha Dunnstock - Hannah Macri
Ram Sweeney - Peter Santos
Kurt Kelly - Dallas Tippet
Ram's Dad/Big Bud Dean/ Coach Ripper – Stuart Fisher
Miss Fleming/Veronica's Mum- Georgina Purdie
Kurt's Dad/Veronica's Dad/ Principal Gowan – Ian Moore
With - Earl Tonogbanua, Harry Leis, Jake Reid, Row Blackshaw, Chloe Evans, Andrea Betarani Vincita and Isabella Maric.
Special mention to Aaron Griffiths in the role of JD Dean whose character transforms from sweetheart to freak master on the slow boil. Well done!
Good music, lots of colour, and great entertainment from the On The Boards Theatre Co. Get you tickets here.