Based on the cult classic 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.
Heathers 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.
Heathers is a theatrical experience that substantively resonates with 2018 youth culture, offering a darkly comedic take on some of the very serious challenges that are confronted in high schools to this very day. The musical is highly topical in today’s terrorism climate especially in light of the tragic Parkland High School mass shooting that took place only a month ago. Heathers, deals with the very serious issues of bullying, homophobia and high school cliques that were prevalent in 1989, and are still rocking our world today! continued…
Friday 4/27/18 @7:30pm
Saturday 4/28/18 @7:30pm
Sunday 4/29/18 @3:00pm
…Heathers is a hilarious, heartfelt, and homicidal new show based on the greatest teen comedy of all time. With its moving love story, laugh-out-loud comedy, and unflinching look at the joys and anguish of high school, Heathers The Musical has now become a cult classic, like the 1989 film it’s based on! continued…
Wednesday 5/2/18 @7:30pm
DISCOUNT Night Thursday
Thursday 5/3/18 @7:30pm
Friday 5/4/18 @7:30pm
Saturday 5/5/18 @7:30pm
Closing Sunday Matinee
Sunday 5/6/18 @3:00pm
…“This show…evokes a pre-”Hunger Games” era when fantasies about teenage revenge could be smaller and didn’t have to involve apocalyptic maneuvers. In a way, this latest incarnation of “Heathers” is to the 1980s what “Grease” was to the 1950s (when it was first staged in the 1970s).” — Ben Brantley, The New York Times
The Genesius production is directed by Genesius Artistic Director, L J Fecho, music directed by Dara Himes, choreographed by Jericho Joy, with a set design by Zack Spadaccia, light design by Spencer Moss Fecho, costume design by Cathy Miller, hair/makeup design by, Kim Siegel of United Artist Salon and sound design by Albert Garcia of Eko Entertainment, LLC. The set is constructed by John Bigos, Mike Maiers and Betty Gerstner, with scenic art by Marjory Ewald. The show is stage managed by our teen stage manager, Kelsey Malone.
The Genesius production features Mamie Covell, in the classic Winona Ryder film role as Veronica Sawyer and Alex Weaver, in the Christian Slater role of J. D. THE HEATHERS – are Caitlin Whelan as Heather Chandler, Cecilia Cooper as Heather McNamara, and Yarilin Chimelis as Heather Duke. Ryan Cunningham portrays Ram, Daniel W. Graf portrays Kurt, and Chloe Ferreri portrays Martha Dunnstock. The ADULTS are portrayed by Simmon Fecho as Miss Flemming, Carl Wolfe as Coach Ripper, and Jeffrey Jones and Principal Gowan.
PRICE RANGE – Student $17.50, Senior $22.50, Adult $28.50, Premium Seats $30.00 and Deluxe Seats $33.00. — SPECIAL DISCOUNT NIGHT – Thursday, May 3, ONLY – Student Tickets are $15 and all other seats are $20.00. For Tickets please visit – www.genesiusdifference.org; 610-373-9500 card fees apply. Tickets also available at the door.
The play is PG 15 – Alcohol, Drugs, Gun Shots, Intense Adult Themes, Strong Language, Minor Nudity, PARENTAL GUIDANCE SUGGESTED
Performing at Genesius Theatre
153 North 10th Street, Reading PA 19601
Genesius Theatre is a Performance Venue that specializes in Musical Theatre with professional live orchestras. Genesius performs 10 productions annually, 3 of which feature kids / teens exclusively. The theatre also doubles as a learning center offering summer theatre classes annually. Genesius offers state of the art lighting and modern effects. You will feel immersed in their up-close atmosphere of the performances; the true “Genesius Difference”.
As a 501C3 Non-Profit Organization, Genesius relies on generous donations within the community from people like you. We trust in the power of this inspiring & dynamic medium to transform the artists who create it, the audiences who enjoy it, and the patrons who support it.
High school. The time for figuring out who you are, and who you want to be, and how to get there. Were you the preppy good girl or the goth chick? The science geek or the stoner? The jock or the class president?
Or maybe you were like Veronica Sawyer: a girl on the fringes, trying to navigate her way unscathed between all of the different worlds where she finds herself.
Can it be done? Will Veronica - and everyone else - survive? Come find out when Genesius Theatre Reading presents "HEATHERS The Musical" Playing April 27th thru May 6th Tix & Info: www.GenesiusDifference.org...
Sphenopalatine ganglioneuralgia: a cold-stimulus headache, or as we more commonly know it, BRAIN FREEZE.
Veronica and J.D are both misfits who get off to a rough start, but bond over the wondrous effects of the deliciousness that is the Slurpee. But they have differences: Veronica wants to fit in with the status quo, while J.D. wants to blow it up. Literally.
Come find out who gets what they want … and who gets what they deserve, when Genesius Theatre Reading presents "HEATHERS The Musical" Playing April 27th thru May 6th Tix & Info: www.GenesiusDifference.org...
Today, April 19, marks 43 years since the passing of Genesius' founder, Jane Simmon Miller. 1923 - 1975
A word from our Artistic Producer, Larry Fecho:
"One of the greatest women I have ever known! ! I miss you lady! I so wish you were here to see how far Genesius has come and knew how many young actors lives you have touched! And to think it just started as a dream... a thought... a hope... in your brilliantly creative brain."
"Jane died on the closing Saturday night of our production of “Cabaret” - April 19 - That was so Jane! The final lyrics of the finale are “Auf wiedersehen! A bientot! Good night!” - At the time of her passing she was directing “Plain Betsy” —- oddly or Godly it was the first show she ever directed and the last one as well!"
An excerpt from "Genesius The Musical" by Larry Fecho & Michael O’Flaherty:
“Then out of the blue, something happens to you... there’s a friendly face... a hand extended in love...” ...