Auditions: Heathers the Musical

August 17, 2022 | By LUX Staff

Audition for LUX Performing Arts upcoming production of Heathers the Musical: Teen Edition!

Director: Nadia Vynnytsky

Music Director: Alyssa Orapallo

ALL ROLES ARE OPEN to teens ages 14+ and adults.

Auditions:

Live auditions will take place at Jersey City Theater Center, 165 Newark Ave (entrance on Barrow St) from 5-8pm on September 7th.

Video auditions will be accepted until September 7th at 11pm.

You must sign up for either live or video auditions!

SIGN UP HERE!

Please read all the information below before signing up.

Rehearsals:

Rehearsals take place in person at 165 Newark Ave on Wednesdays from 5-8pm. Sept 14, 21, 28 Oct 5,12,19, 26 Nov 2, 9, 16, 30 Dec 7, 14 Jan 4 Additional rehearsals: Sunday, January 8th from noon-8pm Monday, January 9th- Friday January 13th is tech week. Plan to be available 5-8:30pm each night.

Performances:

Heathers the Musical is scheduled to be performed on January 14th and January 15th.

Please reserve January 21st/22nd as well.

The Jersey City performance location will be announced as soon as it is confirmed!

Fee:

$850

This fee can be paid in full upon being cast or split into two payments.

Tickets for the performance are sold closer to the time of the show.

Audition Materials:

Please prepare a contemporary musical theatre or pop rock musical theatre selection that is 32 bars or about 1 minute long. Please have a contrasting song ready just in case you are asked. You can audition with our live pianist, a track on your phone (with a provided bluetooth speaker), or a capella. Whatever makes you feel the most comfortable. We are looking for STRONG SINGING ACTORS. If you don’t have the exact song requirement, we would rather you sing your best audition piece and show us who you are!

Sides (acting lines) will be emailed out to those registered closer to the audition date!

Please email hello@luxperformingarts.com for any questions about what to prepare.

Please be ready to dance for the live auditions.

Heathers the Musical: Teen Edition, Advisory:

Heathers is a dark comedy which deals frankly and sometimes comically with subjects such as sexuality, mental health, murder and suicide. Please research the content of Heathers the Musical: Teen Edition to be prepared!

Heathers the Musical, Character Breakdown:

TEENS:

VERONICA SAWYER - 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 (or shocked by cruelty). Voice: High belting required, up to A. Must have dynamic and stylistic range.

JD - 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 - 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. Mezzo for chorus. NOTE: In certain choral songs Chandler can switch parts with her other Heathers as needed.

HEATHER MCNAMARA - 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. Soprano for chorus. NOTE: in certain choral songs Heather Mac and Duke can switch vocal parts as needed.

HEATHER DUKE - 17. Whipping-girl of the 3 Heathers. When she finally becomes Queen Bee she wields power like a bulldozer. Alto for chorus. Voice: Strong belt to C, D preferred. Alto for chorus. NOTE: in certain choral songs Heather Duke and Mac can switch vocal parts as needed.

MARTHA DUNNSTOCK - 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 - 17, Linebacker. Big, insensitive to the feelings of others, ruled by appetites. Voice: Strong Baritone, belt to G, some Falsetto useful.

KURT KELLY - 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. NOTE: in certain songs Ram and Kurt can switch choral assignment if, say, Ram sings higher than Kurt.

BOY 1 - Bitter Geek 16-18. A put-upon, bitter geek. Voice: Bari (up to F#) or Tenor (up to A).

BOY 2 - Blowdried Preppy 16-18. A blowdried 80’s preppy. Voice: Bass (up to E) or Bari (up to G#).

BOY 3 - Hipster Dork 16-18. Thinks he’s Ducky from ‘Pretty In Pink.’ Voice: Bari (up to F#) or Tenor (up to A).

GIRL 1 - Goth Girl 16-18. A sullen goth girl. Voice: Belt to at least C# (a Soprano up to high A/B is also a plus).

GIRL 2 - Stoner Chick 16-18. A fuzzyheaded stoner chick. Voice: Belt to at least C# (a Soprano up to high A/B is also a plus).

GIRL 3 - Young Republicanette 16-18. A tennis-playing, uptight Student Council type. Voice: Belt to at least C# (Soprano up to high A/B is also a plus).

BOY 4, BOY 5, BOY 6, BOY 7, GIRL 4, GIRL 5, GIRL 6, GIRL 7 will be cast based on auditions

ADULTS:

NOTE: Depending on the auditions, it is possible that multiple characters below may be played by a single actor.

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.

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

COACH RIPPER - Stalwart, man’s man; quick to defend his players. – power Country/Gospel belt to Ab, higher welcome.

MS. FLEMING - Aging hippie teacher, still yearning for the day the Age of Aquarius reaches Ohio. Hungry for the spotlight, resentful of entitled youth. Great belt up to C, higher always welcome

VERONICA’S MOM - easygoing, distant, yet capable of laying down the law. Voice: Great belt up to C, higher always welcome

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.

VERONICA’S DAD - Easygoing and distant. Voice: Strong Baritone/Tenor -- power Country/Gospel belt to G, even higher better.

PRINCIPAL GOWAN - Rumpled, burned out, hates conflict.

ADDITIONAL PARTS - There will be additional ensemble and understudy opportunities in this production of Heathers the Musical.

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