Trustus Theatre continues their 34thSeason, The Art of Adaptation, with the production of Heathers, The Musical,a musical that has been adapted from the 1988 cult-classic film, Heathers. This energetic musical arrives at Trustus Theatre just in time for the summer season, and will open up on Trustus Theatre’s Main Stage on Friday, June 28 and will run through Saturday, July 27, 2019. Shows will run Thursday through Sunday for five packed weeks. Tickets may be purchased at www.trustus.org, or by calling the Trustus Box Office at 803-254-9732.
Based on the 1989 film, Westerberg High is ruled by a shoulder-padded, scrunchie-wearing junta: Heather, Heather, and Heather, the hottest and cruelest girls in all of Ohio. But misfit Veronica Sawyer rejects their evil regime for a new boyfriend, the dark and sexy stranger J.D., who plans to put the Heathers in their place—six feet under. Brought to you by the award-winning creative team of Kevin Murphy (Reefer Madness, “Desperate Housewives”)and Laurence O’Keefe (Bat Boy, Legally Blond), Heathers, The Musical is a hilarious, heartfelt, and (at times) harrowing new show based on the greatest teen comedy of the late 80s. With its moving love story, laugh-out-loud comedy, and unflinching look at the joys and anguish of high school, Heathers, The Musicalwill be one of Columbia’s most popular musicals of the summer. Are you in, or are you out?
The book and lyrics for Heathers, The Musical were written by Kevin Murphy and Laurence O’Keefe and the musical is based on the film written by Daniel Waters. Heathers, The Musical will be directed by Trustus Company Member Dewey Scott-Wiley, will have music direction by Randy Moore, and will be choreographed by Grayson Anthony.
“It’s always a blast to bring a cult classic to life,” said Director Dewey Scott-Wiley. “This type of dark comedy plays so well at Trustus. It’s a beautifully dark and lethally funny musical comedy with an extremely energetic and talented cast. About half of the cast is new to Trustus, which is a great infusion of energy and excitement. The characters, storyline, and favorite lines are the same from the movie to the musical adaptation, which will be a delight for the movie fans. Anytime a movie is adapted into a musical, the creators make decisions about what parts of the story need to be spoken, and which need to be sung. The really heightened moments fromm the original are sung, which adds another layer. I think the fans of the movie will be delighted by the musical. I can’t think of a reason why anyone would want to miss this one! Top-notch performers telling a twisted and hilarious tale is a great way to beat the summer heat!”
Heathers, The Musical will run from Friday, June 28 through Saturday, July 27, 2019 and the tickets are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Trustus Theatre Box Office at 803-254-9732 or online at trustus.org. Opening night is Friday, June 28, at 8pm. The performances following are on Saturday, June 29, at 8pm; Sunday, June 30, at 3pm; Friday, July 5, at 8pm; Saturday, July 6, at 8pm; Sunday, July 7, at 3pm; Thursday, July 11, at 8pm; Friday, July 12, at 8pm; Saturday, July 13, at 8pm; Sunday, July 14, at 3pm; Thursday, July 18, at 8pm, Friday, July 19, at 8pm; Saturday, July 20, at 8pm; Sunday, July 21, at 3pm; Wednesday, July 24, at 8pm; Thursday, July 25, at 8pm; Friday, July 26, at 8pm; and Saturday, July 27, at 8pm.