Get ready to have big fun! Heathers: The Musical celebrates its fans September 1 (an homage to the musical's opening number "Beautiful") from 12-6PM at The Other Place—where the show is currently running through February 19.
The free celebration includes choreography and vocal workshops, Q&As with the cast and creatives, a "make your own scrunchie" workshop, and more. Attendees are encouraged to cosplay in their favorite Heathers-inspired looks, which may include colorful blazers and black trench coats. All events are ticketed and require prior reservations via The Other Palace website.
The full schedule includes a welcome event with photo opportunities and giveaways; a choreography workshop for the musical number "Candy Store" with cast members Jasmine Beel (Heather McNamara), Maddison Firth (Heather Chandler) and Vivian Panka (Heather Duke); Q&As with Lisanne Falk (Heather McNamara from the 1989 film) and Paul Taylor-Mills (The Other Palace artistic director), Ailsa Davidson (Veronica Sawyer) and Mhairi Angus (Martha Dunnstock), and Jasmine Beel (Heather McNamara), Maddison Firth (Heather Chandler), and Vivian Panka (Heather Duke); a vocal workshop for the opening musical number "Beautiful"; new cast announcements; a Heathers and 80s-themed quiz led by Daniel Robinson (Kurt Kelly’s Dad) and Oliver Brooks (Ram Sweeney's Dad); and cosplay pictures onstage with the Heathers set.
Heathers is directed for the stage by Andy Fickman and features choreography by Gary Lloyd, costume and production design by David Shields, lighting by Ben Cracknell, sound by Dan Samson, and musical direction by Phil Cornwel. Production services are by Steam Motion and Sound, with Roku, Village Roadshow Pictures, and BKStudios producing.
Based on the 1989 cult favorite film, Heathers: The Musical follows Westerberg High student Veronica Sawyer who's on track to become one of the most popular girls in school after befriending the beautiful but cruel Heathers, only to meet a mysterious teen rebel who changes everything. The work—which features a book, music, and lyrics by Kevin Murphy and Laurence O'Keefe—premiered at Los Angeles' Hudson Backstage Theatre in 2013 before moving Off-Broadway the following year. The New York run would prove to be short-lived, running less than four months, but the musical followed the success of its source material to become a cult favorite thanks to its cast album and productions at regional theatres and schools.
The London production will be releasing a filmed stage performance in the U.S. and Canada as a Roku Original on The Roku Channel September 16, capturing the musical's original London production, which bowed at The Other Palace in 2018 before breaking box-office records and transferring to Theatre Royal Haymarket the same year. Since its debut, the production toured the U.K. and played an encore run at the Haymarket that later transferred back to its original home at The Other Palace.