Heathers: Teen Edition

Directed by Megan Gardner

Saturday, May 28, 2022

STARLIGHT COMMUNITY THEATER is pleased to offer HEATHERS:TEEN EDITION! The show is Directed by Megan Gardner, with Music Direction by Emily Freed, and Choreography by Rhiannon Cummings.


We will be casting one teen cast (ages 12-19).

Callbacks by invitation will take place at the theater, in person, on Sunday, May 29 from 9am-12pm.

Performances and rehearsals will be live and in person at Starlight Community Theater, 1611 W. Whispering Wind Dr. Suite #9, Phoenix, AZ 85085.  

Performances are July 29-Aug 14, 2022.  


COVID Protocol:

Starlight Community Theater requires all actors, production team, and staff to be fully vaccinated, and provide a copy of their vaccination cards before rehearsals begin. Rehearsal will require masks, but performances are scheduled to be done maskless.  Starlight reserves the right to adapt the COVID Protocol to protect the health of our volunteers and patrons.

Audition Information:

  • Prepare a Broadway-style song to sing that you think will best show off your voice for the characters you think you are best suited for. (Non-traditional casting is absolutely an option!)  30 seconds to 1 minute.

  • Please have a recorded accompaniment loaded to play on your device. No acapella.

  • Also, be prepared for possible cold reads.

  • Fill-out the audition registration form by clicking the blue button above.

  • Please send your theater resume & headshot (optional) to

  • AUDITION TIMES - Sign up for one 30-minute slot for Saturday, May 28 by using the blue button above. Make doubly sure that you input your email correctly.  These auditions will be in person at Starlight Community Theater (masks required).  

  • Virtual auditions are available by request only. Please email to arrange.

  • CALLBACKS by invitation will take place at the theater in person on Sunday, May 29 from 9am-12pm.

The Story:

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 handsome new kid J.D. When Heather Chandler kicks her out of the group, Veronica decides to bite the bullet and kiss Heather’s aerobicized butt... but J.D. has another plan.


Actors ages 12-19 of all races, ethnicities, sizes, abilities, and genders (conforming and nonconforming) are highly encouraged to audition. All roles are open and non-traditional casting will be considered.

VERONICA SAWYER -Burns to be both cool and kind, but doesn’t yet know 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 or shocked by cruelty.

JASON “J.D.” DEAN - Darkly charismatic, compelling, attractive. Charming on the outside, damaged on the inside. Keen smarts, savage wit.

HEATHER CHANDLER - The richest, hottest, cruelest girl in town. Relishes power and wields it without fear, patience, or mercy.

HEATHER MCNAMARA - Beautiful, innocent, stupid. Can be mean on command if Heather Chandler orders it, but actually quite vulnerable and fearful.

HEATHER DUKE - The whipped beta dog of the three Heathers. Deeply insecure. When she finally becomes Queen Bee, she wields power like a bulldozer.

MARTHA DUNSTOCK - Nicknamed “Martha Dumptruck,” the opposite of confident and popular. Beautiful soul, optimistic even in the face of rejection. 

RAM SWEENEY -Linebacker. Big, insensitive to the feelings of others, ruled by appetites.

KURT KELLY -Quarterback and captain. Chiseled, rude, entitled, cocky. He’s the brains in the friendship with Ram.

RAM’S DAD -Former football player turned suburban dad, has never outgrow his high school glory days. Hates weakness, but capable of soul-searching when tragedy strikes.

BIG BUD DEAN - J.D.’s single dad. Big jolly personality that barely conceals the enormous rage bubbling just below the surface. Quite possibly a serial bomber.

COACH RIPPER - Stalwart, man’s man; quick to defend his players.

MS. FLEMING - Aging hippie teacher, still yearning for the day the Age of Aquarius reaches Ohio. Resentful of today’s entitled youth, protective of the underdogs. Despite a penchant for self-promotion, genuinely cares about the students in her charge.

VERONICA’S MOM - Easygoing, distant, yet capable of laying down the law.

KURT’S DAD -Straight-laced, very conservative, also former football player. A simple guy, not book smart, you’d be happy to share a beer with him.

VERONICA’S DAD -Easygoing and distant.

PRINCIPAL GOWAN -Rumpled, burned out, hates conflict.

ENSEMBLE - Students from Sherwood, Ohio. Some archetypes include Beleaguered Geek, Preppy Stud, Hipster Dork, New Wave Girl, Stoner Chick, and Young Republicanette