Based on the 1988 cult film of the same name, 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. Brought to you by the award-winning creative team of Kevin Murphy (Reefer Madness, Desperate Housewives), Laurence O’Keefe (Bat Boy, Legally Blonde), and Andy Fickman (Reefer Madness, She’s the Man), Heathers is a new show based on the greatest teen comedy of all time. With its side-splitting, twisted humor, heartfelt romance, and unflinching take on the joys and anguish of high school, Kokandy’s Heathers will surely be Chicago's most popular new musical. Are you in, or are you out?

Heathers
closed at Theater Wit
on April 24, 2016.

PRESS

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
“Sensational! …could not be better!”
Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun-Times

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! (Out of five)
“Distinct, harmonious fun….Kokandy kills it!”
– Katy Walsh, The Fourth Walsh

“The top events this weekend and beyond,” Crain’s Chicago Business

FOUR STARS! (Out of five)
“[An] absolutely knockout production”
– Alex Huntsberger, TimeOut Chicago

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
“Darkly brilliant… [an] excellent Chicago premiere… Kokandy gets it.”
– Barry Reszel, Chicagoland Musical Theatre

THREE STARS! (Out of four)
“Edgy, raucous, and snarky… a solid hit.”
– Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
“Highly enjoyable!”
– Jacob Davis, Chicago Critic

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
“Stellar performances, dazzling choreography and terrific singing!”
Colin Douglas, Chicago Theater & Concert Reviews

“10 Shows to See (and Do) in Chicago,” Chicago Tribune

NOMINATIONS & AWARDS

2 Jeff Award Wins:

  • Best Choreography – Sawyer Smith
  • Best Actress in a Leading Role – Courtney Mack as “Veronica.”

3 Other Jeff Award Nominations:

  • Best Musical
  • Best Direction
  • Best Music Direction

CREATIVE TEAM

James Beaudry
Direction

Ashley Ann Woods
Set

Mealah Heidenreich
Props

Evan Frank
Assistant Stage Management

CAST

Kory Danielson
Music Direction

Brandon Wardell
Lighting

Aaron Shapiro
Production Management

Zoe Benditt
Booth Operation

Sawyer Smith
Choreography

Robert Kuhn
Costumes

Alan Weusthoff
Technical Direction

Charlotte Rivard-Hoster 
Assistant Music Direction, Conductor

Michael J. Patrick
Sound

Kait Samuels
Stage Management

Chris Ballou

Caitlyn Cerza

Diego Colón

Johnny Kyle Cook

Carly Cozad

Colin Funk

Veronica Garza

Casey Hayes

Jacquelyne Jones

Sara Kase

Madison Kauffman

Teressa LaGamba

Hunter Lindner

Garrett Lutz

Courtney Mack

Haley Jane Schafer

Meghan Shanahan

Andrew Sickel

Andrew Spatafora

Rochelle Therrien

Denzel Tsopnang

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Photos by Michael Brosilow.

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