HEATHERS CHARACTER BREAKDOWN
People of any or no gender identity may be considered for any roles they wish to audition for.
VERONICA SAWYER - 17. 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). Voice: High belting required, up to Ab. (Mezzo-Soprano)
JD - 17. He is darkly charismatic, compelling, attractive, charming on the outside yet very damaged on the inside. Keen smarts and strong inventive comedy, a reactive, slightly pretentious presence that quickly turns dangerous. Voice: Strong, confident belt to at least an Ab (Tenor)
HEATHER CHANDLER - 17. Richest, hottest, most magnetic, cruelest girl in town. Relishes power and wields it like a scalpel – no fear, no patience, no mercy. Voice: Strong belt to F or higher preferred. Mezzo for chorus (Mezzo-Soprano)
HEATHER MCNAMARA - 17. Beautiful, innocent, stupid, can be mean on command if Heather Chandler orders it, but actually quite vulnerable and fearful. Voice: Strong belt to Db, D preferred. Soprano for chorus. NOTE: in certain choral songs Heather Mac and Duke can switch vocal parts as needed (Soprano)
HEATHER DUKE - 17. Whipping-girl of the 3 Heathers. When she finally becomes Queen Bee she wields power like a bulldozer. Voice: Strong belt to C, D preferred. Alto for chorus. NOTE: in certain choral songs Heather Duke and Mac can switch vocal parts as needed (Alto)
MARTHA DUNNSTOCK - 17. Nicknamed “Martha Dumptruck”, the opposite of hot, confident, or popular. Huge and beautiful soul, optimistic even in the face of rejection. Voice: Strong belt to E or F, wide vocal expression (Mezzo-Soprano)
RAM SWEENEY - 17, Linebacker. Imposing stature, gym-bro, insensitive to the feelings of others, driven by appetites, used to getting what he wants. Voice: Strong Baritone, belt to G, some Falsetto useful. (Baritone)
KURT KELLY - 17. Quarterback and Captain. Imposing stature, rude, entitled, cocky. Thinks he’s the brains in the friendship with Ram. Voice: Tenor, strong belt to Ab or A, some Falsetto. NOTE: in certain songs Ram and Kurt can switch choral assignment if, say, Ram sings higher than Kurt. (Tenor)
RAM’S DAD/BIG BUD DEAN/COACH RIPPER
RAM’S DAD - 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. Voice: (Tenor, Baritone)
BIG BUD DEAN - JD’s single Dad. Barely conceals the enormous rage bubbling just below the surface. Quite possibly a serial bomber. Voice: (Tenor, Baritone)
COACH RIPPER - Stalwart, a touch aloof, man’s man; quick to defend his players. Voice: (Tenor, Baritone)
MS. FLEMING/VERONICA’S MOM -
FLEMING: Aging hippie teacher, still yearning for the day the Age of Aquarius reaches Ohio. Hungry for the spotlight, resentful of entitled youth. Though she might not express it the perfect way, she genuinely cares for her students. Voice: (Soprano)
VERONICA’S MOM: Easygoing, distant, yet capable of laying down the law. Voice: Great belt up to C, higher always welcome. Voice: (Soprano
KURT’S DAD/VERONICA’S DAD/PRINCIPAL GOWAN
KURT’S DAD - Straight-laced, very conservative, also former football player. Voice: (Tenor, Baritone)
VERONICA’S DAD - Easygoing and distant. Voice: (Tenor, Baritone)
PRINCIPAL GOWAN -Rumpled, burned out, hates conflict. Voice: (Tenor, Baritone)
BITTER GEEK (Student (lower voice) 1) - A put-upon, bitter geek. Voice: Bari (up to F#) or Tenor (up to A).
PREPPY STUD (Student (lower voice) 2) - A blowdried 80’s preppy. Voice: Bass (up to E) or Bari (up to G#).
HIPSTER DORK (Student (lower voice) 3) - Thinks he’s Ducky from ‘Pretty In Pink.’ Voice: Bari (up to F#) or Tenor (up to A).
NEW WAVE GIRL (Student (higher voice) 1) - A sullen New Wave girl. Voice: Belt to at least C# (a Soprano up to high A/B is also a plus).
STONER CHICK (Student (higher voice) 2) - A fuzzyheaded stoner chick. Voice: Belt to at least C# (a Soprano up to high A/B is also a plus).
YOUNG REPUBLICANETTE (Student (higher voice) 3) - A tennis-playing, uptight Student Council type. Voice: Belt to at least C# (Soprano up to high A/B is also a plus).