Spotlight Music and Theater Academy

is proud to announce their second annual musical production:

Heathers The Musical: Teen Edition 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 handsome 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 butt… but J.D. has another plan for that bullet.

Book, Music & Lyrics by Kevin Murphy & Laurence O’Keefe

Performance Dates:

June 23rd, June 24th and June 25th



Sanborn Auditorium
210 Central St. Hingham , MA


Spotlight Music and Theater
28 New Driftway, Scituate

Auditions are open to actors ages 15 to college

Tuesday, March 7th 6:30pm-10:00pm
Wednesday March 8th 6:30pm-7:30pm
Wednesday, March 8th CALLBACKS 7:30pm-10:00pm

ALL actors MUST be at the dance call at 6:30 on 3/7. Arrive at 6:15 ready to dance. Bring 32 bars of a song in the style of the show or from the show. Sheet music is required, no a capella. Song auditions continue on 3/8 from 6:30-7:30 for those that have to leave early on 3/7. Callbacks will begin at 7:30 on 3/8.

All actors should fill out the AUDITION FORM and sign up for an audition time via THIS LINK.

If cast, the show fee is $475.

There will be a non-refundable audition fee of $25.00 due at the time of auditions. Once you register for an audition time, send the audition fee via Vemno (@SpotlightMT) or scan code below.

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Content Warning 

Please familiarize yourself with the teen version of the show before signing up for auditions. Heathers is a dark comedy and deals frankly with subjects such as sexuality, mental health, murder and suicide. We consider these are aspects of real life which should be represented in art, however we acknowledge these subjects may be triggering for some people.

Please seriously, and honestly, consider your ability and comfort dealing with these issues before committing to your involvement in Heathers. Please be assured that Heathers will be created in a safe and controlled manner and we will treat the material with sensitivity.

Character Breakdowns

Veronica Sawyer – Mezzo Soprano – 17 – A senior at Westerberg High, 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). 

JD (Jason Dean) – Tenor – 17 – New to Westerberg High, JD is both a heartthrob and a villain. He’s attractive, funny, and disarmingly honest about his high school experience, but unravels into a dangerous wild card as the show progresses. 

Heather Chandler – Mezzo Soprano – 17 – Richest, hottest, most magnetic, cruelest girl in town. Relishes power and wields it like a scalpel – no fear, no patience, no mercy. Her attitude doesn’t change after her unfortunate demise, and she continues to haunt Veronica. 

Heather Duke – Alto – 17 – She is often put in her place by her leader, but she is more than ready to step into her long-awaited spotlight once the opportunity arises. Heather Duke’s general cattiness balloons into outright cruelty once she’s out of Heather Chandler’s control. 

Heather McNamara – Soprano – 17 – Head Cheerleader at Westerberg High, she is beautiful, innocent, not very bright, and can be mean on command if Heather Chandler orders it. However, she is quite vulnerable and fearful. 

Martha Dunnstock – Mezzo Soprano – 17 – Martha is everything the Heathers are not – awkward, shy and most importantly, kind. Martha is a genuinely good person who doesn’t deserve the harsh treatment she receives from the other students. She is always optimistic, even in the face of rejection. 

Ram Sweeney – Baritone – 17 – A linebacker, he is one half of the jock duo that parades around Westerberg High. Ram is the object of Martha’s deep-seated affection. Ram has long since passed the days of accepting people for what they are on the inside. 

Kurt Kelly – Tenor – 17 – A quarterback, is Ram’s partner in crime. Kurt thoroughly enjoys reinforcing his status as a top dog at Westerberg High. Kurt can be described as rude, entitled, mean and he thinks he’s the brains in the friendship with Ram. 

Ms. Fleming – Soprano – An aging hippie teacher. She is hungry for the spotlight and resentful of entitled youth. Her excessive enthusiasm for mourning is off- putting to both the students and other faculty members. She leads the cast in an up-tempo number. 

Veronica’s Mom – a supportive mother who only wants the best for her daughter. She’s not impressed with Veronica’s new friends, and encourages Veronica to remember her other friends, like Martha. 

Ram’s Dad – Tenor/Baritone – A 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. He shocks everyone when he leads the church in a worship-style celebration of his apparent sons’ love with Kurt and changes from a stereotypical tough guy to a softer more accepting dad. 

Kurt’s Dad – Tenor/Baritone – Straight-laced, very conservative, and a former football player. A simple guy, and not very book smart. He also needs to change from portraying a gruff dad ad the beginning on the show to a softer more accepting dad at the end of the show. 

Big Bud Dean – J.D.’s explosive-loving father. He’s somewhat distanced from J.D. and comes across as slightly unhinged, bordering on menacing. 

Veronica’s Dad – He is oblivious to the type of girls Veronica has taken up with and is content to continue making dad jokes. 

Ensemble – Principal Gowan, Coach Ripper, Officer McCord, Officer Milner, football players, cheerleaders, hippies, brainiacs, etc. – Hipster Dork, Preppy Stud, Stoner Chick, Young Republicanette, Beleaguered Geek, New Wave Girl. 

Please fill out the audition form and register for a time slot.