The Des Moines Young Artists’ Theater presents HEATHERS THE MUSICAL July 22-31 at the Stoner Theater at the Civic Center.
Westerberg High is run by a junta with padded shoulders and wearing darlings: Heather, Heather and Heather, the hottest and cruelest girls in all of Ohio. But misfit Veronica Sawyer rejects their evil scheme for a new boyfriend, dark and sexy stranger JD, who plans to put the Heathers in their place – six feet under.
Brought to you by the award-winning creative team of Kevin Murphy (Reefer Madness, “Desperate Housewives”), Laurence O’Keefe (Legally Blonde) and Andy Fickman (Reefer Madness, She’s the Man), HEATHERS THE MUSICAL is a hilarious, heartfelt spectacle and murderer based on the greatest teen comedy of all time.
The musical is led by award-winning creative team Megan Helmers (director/choreographer) and Brenton Brown (music director) with stage design and lighting by Alex Snodgrass, sound by Christopher Williams, costume design by Caitlin Corbett, props by Deb Korte, scene management by Kyle Bochart and intimacy direction by Stephanie Schneider. Apprentice performers include Emma Feldhans (assistant music director), Abby Mayo (assistant stage manager), Lindsay Amundson (assistant choreographer) and Olivia Palmer (lighting and stage design associate).
“HEATHERS is funny, subversive, daring and shocking,” said director/choreographer Megan Helmers. “It’s a dark comedy with fantastic music, but it also uses camp and satire in a very smart way to tackle thorny issues like bullying and school violence. DMYAT never shied away to empower young artists to tackle tough subject matter, and I’m thrilled for audiences to see how much our cast of mostly high school and college-aged actors have bonded with these characters and this We can’t wait for audiences to join us and experience this exhilarating and entertaining production.
DMYAT’s HEATHERS cast includes Tayden Baccam, Payton Boesch, Ben Clark, Caitlin Como, Levi Cooper, Me’Lisa Dudley, Abby Fickbohm, Dan Haymes, Sage Johnson, Audrey Krukow, Tatum Lowell, Charlotte Proctor, Madison Pulica, Alex Siegle , Charlie Reese, Canaan Richardson, Nyabhan Teny, Tanner Tillotson, Aaliyah Trimble, Gracie Valerio-Garsow, Hunter West and Tyler White.
HEATHERS THE MUSICAL premiered September 13, 2010 at Joe’s Pub in New York City, followed by a tour at the Hudson Backstage Theater in Los Angeles in September 2013. In March 2014, HEATHERS THE MUSICAL returned to New York City in an Off-Broadway . production at New World Stages, under the direction of Andy Fickman. The show won the Off Broadway Alliance Award for Best New Musical and ran until August 4, 2014. With memorable songs like “Big Fun”, “Candy Store” and “Seventeen”, the musical is become cult.