Equinox Theatre Company Announces:
Auditions for Heathers the Musical
Directed by Deb Flomberg-Rollins
Music Direction by Adam White
Choreography by Colin Roybal
Equinox Theatre Company is excited to announce open auditions for the second show of its 11th season. Heathers The Musical auditions will be held Saturday, January 26, 2019 from 10AM to 1PM at The Bug Theater, 3654 Navajo Street in Denver. Callbacks will be held Sunday, February 3, 2019 from 10AM to 2 PM also at the Bug Theatre.
Performances will be April 5 through April 27 on Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 PM. There will also be one industry night TBD. Rehearsals will begin right away and will be held at The Bug Theatre with some rehearsals off-site at a church near Evans and University in Denver.
This is a non-equity production; a small stipend is paid at the end of the run.
Please note – you must be over 18 to audition for this production.
16 to 32 bars of a song in similar style to the show. No CDs or A Capella auditions, an accompanist will be provided.
Please bring your headshot and resume along with all your conflicts through April 27, 2019.
About the show: Heathers The Musical is the darkly delicious story of Veronica Sawyer, a brainy, beautiful teenage misfit who hustles her way into the most powerful and ruthless clique at Westerberg High: the Heathers. But before she can get comfortable atop the high school food chain, Veronica falls in love with the dangerously sexy new kid J.D. When Heather Chandler, the Almighty, kicks her out of the group, Veronica decides to bite the bullet and kiss Heather’s aerobicized ass…but J.D. has another plan for that bullet.
Seeking 8M/9F (over 18 only, all races, types and ethnicities encouraged to audition)
Veronica Sawyer (18): 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 Ab. Must have dynamic and stylistic range.
JD (18): 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 (18): 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.
HEATHER MCNAMARA (18): 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.
HEATHER DUKE (18): 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.
MARTHA DUNNSTOCK (18): 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 (18): Linebacker. Big, insensitive to the feelings of others, ruled by appetites. Voice: Strong Baritone, belt to G, some Falsetto useful.
KURT KELLY (18): 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.
RAM’S DAD/BIG BUD DEAN/COACH RIPPER - 40 to 45. 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. 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/VERONICA’S MOM - 45 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 - 30 to 45. 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. Voice: Strong Baritone/Tenor — power Country/Gospel belt to G, even higher better. Also plays Principal Gowan: Rumpled, burned out, hates conflict. NOTE: Sometimes this actor has played Big Bud/Coach instead of Principal Gowan.
BOY 1 - Bitter Geek. A put-upon, bitter geek. Voice: Bari (up to F#) or Tenor (up to A).
BOY 2 - Blowdried Preppy. A blowdried 80’s preppy. Voice: Bass (up to E) or Bari (up to G#).
BOY 3 - Hipster Dork. Thinks he’s Ducky from ‘Pretty In Pink.’ Voice: Bari (up to F#) or Tenor (up to A).
GIRL 1 - Goth Girl. 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. 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. A tennis-playing, uptight Student Council type. Voice: Belt to at least C# (Soprano up to high A/B is also a plus).