Troy Civic Theatre Presents Auditions for “Heathers: The Musical”

Troy Civic Theatre Proudly Presents;

Auditions for

HEATHERS: The Musical

Directed by: Francesco Archina

Choreographer: Mani McCalmon

Musical Director: Aeshly Grace

Stage Manager: Sara Fredericks

When?: Wednesday August 21st & Thursday August 22nd @7PM (Sign In begins at 6:30)

With Callbacks (by invite only) Saturday August 24th beginning at 12PM.

-Auditions will be held at the Arts Center Of The Capital Region. (265 River St, Troy, NY 12180)

Performance Dates: November 15th-17th & 21-24.

Those auditioning should come prepared with sheet music and at least 16 bars of music to sing, an accompanist will be provided. Please prepare  something in the style of the show, singing from the show is welcomed and even encouraged. Everyone will be asked to perform in a dance movement, please dress accordingly. All ethnicities are encouraged to audition.

Heathers is an R-rated book, you must be 16 or older to audition. Anyone under the age of 18 MUST have a parent/guardian present at the time of auditions.

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.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN:

(ALL ROLES ARE AVAILABLE)

Veronica Sawyer

(Character age 17)

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.

Voice: High belting required, up to Ab. Must have dynamic and stylistic range.

JD

(Character age 17)

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

(Character age 17)

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.

Heather Mcnamara

(Character age 17)

Beautiful, innocent, stupid, can be mean on command if Heather Chandler orders it, but actually quite vulnerable and fearful.

Voice: Strong belt to Db, D preferred.

Heather Duke

(Character age 17)

Whipping-girl of the 3 Heathers. She aims to please, she is desperate to stay at the top of the pact. When she finally becomes Queen Bee she wields power like a bulldozer.

Voice: Strong belt to C, D preferred.

Martha Dunnstock

(Character age 17)

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

(Character age 17)

Linebacker. Big, insensitive to the feelings of others, ruled by appetites. Easily influenced by Kurt.

Voice: Strong Baritone, belt to G, some Falsetto useful.

Kurt Kelly

(Character age 17)

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.

THE ADULTS:

Ram’s Dad/Big Bug Dean/ Coach Ripper

(Character Age range: 40 to 50)

Ram’s Dad: Former football played 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. Also plays

Coach Ripper: Stalwart, man’s man; quick to defend his players.

Voice: Baritone/Tenor – power Country/Gospel belt to Ab, higher welcome.

Ms.Fleming/Veronicas Mom

(Character age 40 to 50)

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.

Kurt’s Dad/Veronica’s Dad/Principal Gowan

(Character age 30 to 50)

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. Also plays Veronica’s Dad: Easygoing and distant. Also plays Principal Gowan: Rumpled, burned out, hates conflict.

Voice: Strong Baritone/Tenor — power Country/Gospel belt to G, even higher better.

We will also be casting a featured ensemble anywhere from 12-16 actors.

*PLEASE NOTE: This show will be performed with orchestral tracks.

~If you cannot make the auditions for any reason but would still like to be considered please contact us via email to make a separate appointment. Should you have any other questions or concerns please email the director at Ac91writer@gmail.com or info@troycivic.org.

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