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Florida Premiere of HEATHERS: The Musical at the Dr. Phillips Center
August 13 - 23, 2015
Director Kenny Howard
Assistant Director Eric Desnoyers
Music Direction John DeHaas
Vocal Direction Bert Rodriguez
Choreography Blue Star
Producers Alice Rix and Aaron Safer
Gen Y Productions announces the Florida Premiere of HEATHERS: The Musical, playing at the Alexis and Jim Pugh Theater at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts August 13 - 23.
Based on the 1989 cult classic film, HEATHERS: The Musical is the dark and hilarious story of Veronica Sawyer, a teenage outcast at Westerburg High School, who is accepted by the school’s most powerful and cruel clique: The Heathers. Veronica rejects the evil regime for a new boyfriend, the dangerous and sexy stranger JD, who plans to put The Heathers in their place – six feet under.
HEATHERS: The Musical at the Dr. Phillips Center stars social media sensation Thomas Sanders in the role of the mysterious JD. Sanders, who is active in the Gainesville theater community, was made famous with his social media Vine Channel, where his themed Vines such as “Storytime,” “Disney Pranks” and “ShoutOutSunday” have been lauded by his more than 6 million followers. Starring opposite Sanders, the role of Veronica will be played by Nicole Visco. Playing the notorious Heathers are Lindsey Wells as Heather Chandler, Jillian Gizzi as Heather McNamara and Caroline Drage as Heather Duke. The role of Martha Dunnstock will be played by Ally Gursky, with David Kotary as Ram Sweeney and Kyle Wait as Kurt Kelly.
Rounding out the cast is Alex Mrazek, Shawn Walsh, Jessica Hoehn, Michael Navarro, Nick Endsley, Phillip Edwards, Melina Kay, Alyssa Yost and Jessica Hope.