The Kids Are Not Alright
How will Veronica Sawyer survive her senior year? In the hellscape of Westerberg High School, the almighty trio of Heathers reign supreme, jocks beat up nerds, outsiders are bullied into submission, and well-meaning adults just don’t get it. Veronica battles her way to popularity, love, and a new sense of herself (with some casualties along the way). Can’t she just be seventeen? This contemporary pitch-black musical comedy is adapted from the 1989 cult-classic film. Featuring a cast of fifteen Wells College students and staff, this production is the senior thesis and directing debut of Kaleigh Smith ’23.
“A fun romp with plenty of, ahem, killer tunes” -Elisabeth Vincentelli, The New York Times 9/16/22
Heathers: The Musical,
Wells College, Macmillan Hall, Phipps Auditorium
Friday, April 28th, and Saturday, April 29th, at 7:30pm
CONTENT WARNING: This musical contains crude language, bullying, disordered eating, murder, gun violence, substance abuse, depictions of self-harm and suicide, sexual situations, and violence in a school setting. It is intended for mature audiences.
There will be two free pre-show community conversations from 6:00-7:00pm in the MacMillan AER
· Friday April 28th – Dr. Nicole Depowski, Assistant Professor of Psychology
· Saturday April 29th- Claire Mannle, Assistant Professor of Theatre (Producer) & Kaleigh Smith (Director)
Written by Kevin Murphy and Laurence O’Keefe
Published by Concord Theatricals
Directed by Kaleigh Smith
Produced by Claire Mannle
Lighting Design by Andrew DG Hunt
Musical Direction by Ben Stevens
Stage Management by Indigo Boyd
Scenic Design and Technical Direction by Max MacMillan
Sound Design and Audio Engineering by Rosa Maassen
Cast: Sabrina Burns, Maeve Wright, Katie Ostrander, Alanna Reidler, Jorja Sands, Cherylanne Garrett, Gabriella Ramos, Alexander Blaine, Noah Stoddard, Kendra Roberts, Nathaniel Phillips, Rei Meaker, Isabella Whaley, Jack Bjorkander, and Ryan Steinberg.