"Heathers: The Musical" Premieres at Beck Center
Beck Center for the Arts proudly presents the regional premiere of "Heathers: The Musical". The production will run May 27 through July 2 in the intimate Studio Theater, with show times of 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, and 7 p.m. on Sundays. This production contains strong language and content.
Based on the iconic 1989 cult film, "Heathers: The Musical" is adapted by Tony-nominee Laurence O’Keefe and Emmy-winner Kevin Murphy. This darkly delicious comedy follows Veronica Sawyer, a teenage misfit who hustles her way into the most powerful clique at Westerberg High - the Heathers.
Just as Veronica makes her mark with the popular crowd, she falls for the sexy outsider J.D. Will Veronica risk it all for a boy, or will J.D. bite the bullet and put the Heathers in their place—six feet under? Praised by "The New York Times" as “a rowdy guilty pleasure,” this production is for anyone who’s ever been in love, in trouble…or in high school.
No stranger to adventurous theater, this production is directed by Scott Spence—the man responsible for the Beck Center’s record-breaking production of the "Evil Dead: The Musical" as well as "Reefer Madness" and "Eating Raoul".
“Musicals born from cult movies have been perhaps my favorite projects over the years at Beck Center, especially ones that we produce in the Studio Theater,” said Spence. "I am excited to add the wickedly funny "Heathers" to that mix, a musical that manages to combine the blackest of comedy with a wonderful sense of social commentary that rings as true today as it did when the film premiered in 1989.”
Spence is joined by musical director Larry Goodpaster and choreographer Martín Céspedes. The talented cast of 18 includes Madeline Krucek of Baldwin Wallace University as Veronica and Shane Lonergan of Oberlin College as J.D. Paul Floriano and Matthew Wright also appear courtesy of the Actors’ Equity Association.
Tickets are $31 for adults, $27 for seniors (65 and older), and $12 for students. A $3 service fee per ticket will be applied at time of purchase. Purchase tickets online at beckcenter.org, or call Customer Service at 216-521-2540 x10. Beck Center is located at 17801 Detroit Avenue in Lakewood.
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