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heathers:

the musical

February - March 2022
ARA Darling Quarter Theatre

The Mitchell Old Company presents, HEATHERS: The Musical, a high-energy immersive theatre experience. Based on the cult classic film of the same name, this heartfelt, hilarious and provocatively dark comedy will come to Sydney for a strictly limited season in February 2022. Featuring NEW SONGS straight from the West End production – come and join the 1989 class of Westerberg High School, for an explosive night of theatre!

Synopsis

Brought to you by the award-winning writing 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: 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.

Production Team

Producer / Director   Mitchell Old

Music Director   Harrison Alexander

Choreographer   Rheanna Hindmarch

Assistant Choreographer   Gelina Enriquez

Creative Consultant   Jason Langley

Chief Tech Supervisor   Chris Manton

Sound Design   Zachary Saric

Artistic Design   Mitchell Old

Repetiteur   David Catterall

Production Assistant   Yannis Low

Stage Manager   Hannah Ribbons

Assistant Stage Manager   Cassandra Stokan

Run Time: 2 Hours 20 Minutes (Including Interval)

Performance Dates: 5 - 14 August 2021

Theatre: ARA Darling Quarter Theatre

This production of HEATHERS: The Musical is recommended for audiences over the age of 15. HEATHERS: The Musical contains: Strong Language, Gun Violence, Violent Death/Murder, Child Abuse, Rape, Suicide, Alcohol & Drug Use, Mild Domestic Violence, Bulimia, Homophobia, Fat Shaming, Sex and Sexual Themes. This production will also contain strobe lighting, theatrical haze, theatrical cigarettes, simulated gunfire and loud noises. For a more detailed content warning including spoilers, click here.

Harrison Alexander has always had a passion for theatre, appearing in musicals and various productions around Australia from the age of 7. Throughout high school Harrison performed across Sydney, including as a featured vocalist for Channel 10, Schools Spectacular and The Arts Alive Festival. Now studying a Bachelor of Music Performance at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music... 

Harrison Alexander

Music Director

CEO and Artistic Director of The Mitchell Old Company is a young and upcoming Sydney based Theatre Producer and Director. With a passion for empowering young professionals to rise above their own perceived limitations and to unlock their inner leadership, craft and artistic identity, Mitchell naturally gravitated towards musical theatre. In 2019, Mitchell directed and produced his first Cabaret show...

Mitchell Old

Producer / Director

Rheanna Hindmarch graduated Dargie Entertainment receiving a diploma in Elite Performance in 2019 and has gone onto perform at countless commercial events in Sydney. As a performer Rheanna specialises in commercial dance and is often engaged as a cheerleader for some of Australia's largest sporting teams. After touring nationally with Pro Cheer Australia, Rheanna is currently signed with the Sydney Kings Basketball Team...

Rheanna Hindmarch

Choreographer

Cast

Veronica Sawyer   Tiegan Denina

JD (Jason Dean)   Jerrod Smith

Heather Chandler   Sabrina Kirkham

Heather Duke   Kira Leiva

Heather McNamara   Laura Dawson

Kurt Kelly   Jake Vollbon

Ram Sweeney   Sam Welsh

Martha Dunnstock   Jayd Luna

Ms Fleming / Veronica's Mum   Michele Lansdown

Kurt's Dad / Veronica's Dad / Principal Gowan   Jake Tyler

Ram's Dad / Big Bud Dean / Coach Ripper   Andrew Schwimmer

Stoner Chick / Assistant Choreographer   Gelina Enriquez

Cheerleader Girl   Jordan Predl

Young Republicanette   Danika Rojas

Blow-dried Preppy Kid   Manu Sarswat

Bitter Geek   Ryan Webber

Hipster Dork   Carlo Boumouglbay

Tiegan is a versatile performer from Sydney’s Northern Beaches. Throughout her childhood, Tiegan grew up singing with the Australian Girls Choir culminating in being awarded the 2016 June Bronhill Encouragement Scholarship. In 2017, Tiegan completed the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) Diploma of Musical Theatre and during her studies performed in Sydney Theatre Company’s ‘Chimerica’ (dir. Kip Williams) 

Tiegan Denina

Veronica Sawyer

Jerrod grew up in a large musical family and was encourage to pursue his skills in performance. He graduated from the Queensland Conservatorium with a Bachelors Degree in Musical Theatre. During his time at The Conservatorium he had the privilege of playing roles such as; Bobby (Company), Judas (Godspell), Chino (West Side Story)  and Adam Pontipee (Seven Brides for Seven Brothers)...

Jerrod Smith

J.D. (Jason Dean)

Kira is a graduate of the renowned Musical Theatre Program at the American Musical Dramatic Academy in NYC, where she held an International Scholarship. Upon graduating she was cast in the role of Shoshana in a production of Carner & Gregor’s Island Song, at the Off-Broadway Theatre, The Davenport. Other US credits include: In The Heights (Vanessa), Into The Woods (Narrator)...

Kira Leiva

Heather Duke

Sabrina Kirkham is an emerging performer from Sydney. She completed her Bachelor of Music (Musical Theatre) at the Australian Institute of Music. She then trained at The Hub Studio for a year, completing the Actor’s Ensemble course. Sabrina has been accepted into the Stella Adler Academy of Performing Arts in Los Angeles, which she hopes to be involved with in the near future...

Sabrina Kirkham

Heather Chandler

Laura wears many hats in the entertainment industry, and after graduating from ANU (English/Drama & Music) moved to Sydney to pursue her passions. She is a co-founder, writer and performer with children’s entertainment group ‘The Beanies’ which has released seven albums with ABC Kids, and was nominated for an ARIA award for ‘Best Children's Album’ in 2019. The group has garnered a loyal fan base...

Laura Dawson

Heather McNamara

Jake is a Brisbane born performer and a graduate of the Queensland Conservatorium’s Bachelor of Musical Theatre program. During his time at the Con, Jake featured the roles of Billy Biggelow in Carousel, Gibbs in Dogfight, Larry in Personals and Granatire in Les Misérables. Since graduating, he performed in the Australian Premier of Bring Them Home: The State of Origin Musical, toured Queensland with Echelon Productions...

Jake Vollbon

Kurt Kelly

Samuel was born and raised in the coastal town of Port Macquarie on the New South Wales mid north coast.  From an early age, he had always had a love for performing, predominately through music. Samuel studied at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA), graduating from the three year bachelor course in 2016. Whilst there, he played the roles of Twig in Jay-James Moody’s production of Bring It On...

Sam Welsh

Ram Sweeney

Jayd is and always has been, a lover of music. Her journey started with Hi-5 singalongs on DVD and brought her to play the role of the infamous loser, Martha Dunnstock. While this isn’t her first time appearing in a musical, it is her first time playing a featured role and she is beyond excited to deliver the full Westerberg experience alongside her beautiful, well accomplished cast...

Jayd Luna

Martha Dunnstock

Michele’s passion for musical theatre has seen her tick off many ‘bucket-list’ roles including Norma Desmond in the Sydney premiere production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Sunset Boulevard, Desiree in A Little Night Music, Meredith in Bat Boy, Muriel Eubanks in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, and Agatha Makin in the critically acclaimed Riverside season of The Hatpin. 

Playing Velma von Tussle in Packemin’s production of Hairspray was a hoot...

Michele Lansdown

Ms Fleming / Veronica's Mom

Jake Tyler is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Music graduating with a Bachelor of Music majoring in Musical Theatre.  After graduating, he then performed alongside American Composer John Bucchino and was also invited to perform with international star Adele in her Australian tour. Jake toured with Echelon Productions and soon after joined the Australian Shakespeare Company Sydney...

Jake Tyler

Ram's Dad / Veronica's Dad / Principal

Having performed hundreds of shows across 7 different countries with the Young Americans, this American-made actor is ready to bring his talents to the stages of Sydney. Andrew's most notable roles in his theatrical career are Quasimodo in The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Danny Zuko in Grease and most recently, Jamie Wellerstein in The Mitchell Old Company's debut production of The Last Five Years...

Andrew Schwimmer

Kurt's Dad / Big Bud Dean / Coach

From a Filipino family of musicians, Gelina (she/her) extends that same passion to other outlets such as theatre, dance and choreography. Gelina can be seen in music videos ‘Italiana’ and ‘Child’ – both by Sony Music Australia artist KOTABANKS, as well as ‘Sunday Suit’ by Tyne James Organ with Crater Productions. Theatre credits include ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’, ‘Mamma Mia’ and ‘We We Will Rock You’ all by Packemin Productions...

Gelina Enriquez

Stoner Chick / Assistant Choreographer

Manu was brought up in India for the early part of his life, and was exposed to the culture of dance and arts from a very young age. Moving back to Australia at the age of 12, he started training in a range of different dance styles. He then decided to pursue dancing full time and graduated from ED5 International in 2020 with an Advanced Diploma in Performing Arts under the guidance of William A Forsythe...

Manu Sarswat

Blow-dried Preppy Kid

19 year old Jordan Predl from Brisbane, Australia graduated from ED5 International in 2020 with an Advanced Diploma of Performing arts. Since the age of 3 she was trained by her mother and Grandmother owners of Ashfield Ballet School in Brisbane before moving to Sydney to extend her training and pursue her career in the Performing Arts Industry.

She now lives in Sydney and has worked for some amazing choreographers such as...

Jordan Predl

Cheerleader Girl

Ryan started his dance training at the age of 7 at his local dance school in Five Dock. He soon moved to ED5international Junior School with whom he traveled to Europe at age 17, where he performed in Disneyland Paris and was a featured dancer at the Barcelona Dance Grand Prix, of which ED5international was awarded Overall Champions.

He then went on to receive his Advanced Diploma of Performing... 

Ryan Webber

Bitter Geek

A Sydney Hills District local, Danika has been performing in community and school productions for many years. Danika has received 10 years of professional vocal training at the Sister2Sister School of Singing in Castle Hill, led by industry professionals Christine and Sharon Muscat. Throughout her performance journey, she has played supporting roles in high school productions of My Favourite Year and Hello, Dolly!...

Danika Rojas

Young Republicanette

After pushing his comfort zone and landing the lead role in his high school production, Carlo developed a passion for performing and dedicated his career to the Arts. In 2016, he was accepted in to the Bachelor of Musical Theatre at Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University. During his time in the course, Carlo performed the role of Robert in Company and Joe Vegas in Fame the Musical. He also originated the role of Barry Bagsley...

Carlo Boumouglbay

Hipster Dork

Proudly Sponsored by The Yeh Group, Element ICT, The Social Dance Company.

Book, Music & Lyrics by Kevin Murphy & Laurence O’Keefe. Based on the film written by Daniel Waters. By Arrangement with ORiGiN Theatrical on behalf of Samuel French, Inc., a Concord Theatricals Company.