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Heathers the Musical
Pullman.vs.Paxton

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  • Heathers the Musical
  • Pullman.vs.Paxton
  • Non-Union Theater
  • Theater or Stage
  • Non-Union; Other Union
  • Seattle, WA
  • Project Begins: Feb 2, 2018
  • Project Ends: Apr 15, 2018
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  • Contact Person: Dustin Schisler
  • Primary Phone: 718-419-3101
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  • APPOINTMENT REQUIRED

    Prefered method of submission: Email

    Audition Location:
    Email for Appointment

Synopsis: A dark comedy based on the cult classic 1989 film, Westerberg High is ruled by shoulder-padded, scrunchie-wearing bitches: Heather, Heather, and Heather, the hottest and cruelest girls in all of Ohio. But 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.

PVP’s Vision:
Pullman.vs.Paxton is a 501c3 non-profit group of musicians, actors, and event producers striving to make kickass musical theatre with limited funds. In addition to putting on a quality show, we make sure to donate a large portion of our proceeds from each production to LQBTQIA and LQBTQIA ally non-profit agencies such as Peace for the Streets by Kids from the Streets, Gay City Health Project, It Gets Better Project, Freedom to Marry, and Human Rights Campaign.

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Prior to PVP from 2011-2015, we worked as the Executive and Artistic Directors of Chandelier Productions along with our former partner and co-founder Jack Chandelier. In that time, our shows raised needed funds for many local and national organizations, including Peace for the Streets by Kids from the Streets (2015), Gay City Health Project (2012/2013), and the It Gets Better Project (2011). We have had a lot of success with “one-night only” or short run productions in music venues and non-traditional theater spaces in Seattle including “The Rocky Horror Show” at the Showbox Market (raising over $8,000 for Gay City) and a sell-out performance of “Hedwig & The Angry Inch” at The Crocodile in 2011, where in conjunction with Rudy’s Barbershop, The Stranger, and Cupcake Royale, we raised more than $10,000 for IGB Project.

The running joke about our company is that we only choose the most shocking, loud, lewd, and downright weird rock musicals to produce. And to that end – this production will definitely not disappoint. This time around, we’re hoping to use the magic of lights, sound, cool clothes, and a lot of wheat paste and duct tape to bring Heathers the Musical to life. Expect our production to feel a lot rock n’ roll with a side of John Waters meets Seth Bogart and a whole lot of original movie worship built in.

Performances: April 6-15, 2018
Rehearsal Period: February 2nd – April 13th (Friday evenings and Sunday afternoons – some Wednesday evenings may also be required)

 

Character Breakdown / Project Needs
*** We welcome actors of all gender identities, sexualities, ages, races, shapes and sizes. Basically if you are human, get thee to our audition.

*** TRIGGER WARNING: This show contains multiple scenes, presented under the umbrella of dark comedy, dealing with topics such as date rape, gun violence, eating disorders, consensual sex, murder, and suicide.

** The roles of Veronica and JD require partial nudity during a sexually explicit scene (Veronica = exposed bra; JD = shirtless with pants unbuttoned).
** The roles of Ram & Kurt require the actors partial nudity for the second half of the show (Both boys are stripped down to just their underwear)

VERONICA SAWYER - 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 hormones. Voice: High belting required, up to G#5. Must have a dynamic and stylistic range.

JD - He is darkly charismatic, attractive, and charming on the outside yet very damaged on the inside. Keen smarts and strong inventive comedy. Voice: Strong, confident belt to at least an A preferable.

HEATHER CHANDLER - 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.

HEATHER MCNAMARA - Beautiful, innocent, stupid, can be mean on command if Heather Chandler orders it, but actually quite vulnerable and fearful. Voice: Strong belt to D preferred. Soprano for chorus.

HEATHER DUKE - Whipping-girl of the 3 Heathers. When she finally becomes Queen Bee she wields power like a bulldozer. Voice: Strong belt to D preferred. Alto for chorus.

MARTHA DUNNSTOCK - 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.

RAM SWEENEY - Linebacker. Big, insensitive to the feelings of others, ruled by his ID. Voice: Strong Baritone, belt to G, some Falsetto useful.

KURT KELLY - 17. Quarterback and Captain. Big, chiseled, rude, entitled, cocky. Mean, thinks he’s the brains in the friendship with Ram. Voice: Tenor, strong belt to A, some Falsetto.

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. Also plays Big Bud Dean: JD’s single Dad. Big jolly personality that barely conceals the enormous rage bubbling just below the surface. Quite possibly a serial bomber. Also plays Coach Ripper: Stalwart, man’s man; quick to defend his players. Voice: Baritone/Tenor – power Country/Gospel belt to Ab, higher welcome.

MS. FLEMING/VERONICA’S MOM - Ms. Fleming: Aging hippie teacher, still yearning for the day the Age of Aquarius reaches Ohio. Hungry for the spotlight, resentful of entitled youth. Also plays Veronica’s Mom: easygoing, distant, yet capable of laying down the law. Voice: Great belt up to C, higher always welcome.

KURT’S DAD/VERONICA’S DAD/PRINCIPAL GOWAN - 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. Also plays Veronica’s Dad: Easygoing and distant. Also plays Principal Gowan: Rumpled, burned out, hates conflict. Voice: Strong Baritone/Tenor -- power Country/Gospel belt to G, even higher better.

BOY 1 - Bitter Geek A put-upon, bitter geek. Voice: Bari (up to F#) or Tenor (up to A).
BOY 2 - Blowdried Preppy A blowdried 80’s preppy. Voice: Bass (up to E) or Bari (up to G#).
BOY 3 - Hipster Dork Thinks he’s Ducky from ‘Pretty In Pink.’ Voice: Bari (up to F#) or Tenor (up to A).

GIRL 1 - Goth Girl A sullen goth girl. Voice: Belt to at least C# (a Soprano up to high A/B is also a plus).
GIRL 2 - Stoner Chick A fuzzyheaded stoner chick. Voice: Belt to at least C# (a Soprano up to high A/B is also a plus).
GIRL 3 - Young Republicanette A tennis-playing, uptight Student Council type. Voice: Belt to at least C# (Soprano up to high A/B is also a plus).

Audition/Interview Dates:
Friday, November 10 & Sunday, November 12 (Email for Appointment)

Callbacks or second audition/interview?
Saturday, November 18 & Sunday, November 19

Audition Requirements:
Please send a headshot, resume and performance/vocal recording (if possible - informal recordings are totally fine!). For the audition, you are asked to prepare one verse and chorus from a character appropriate song (to be performed a cappella), one of the vocal sides linked below (to be performed with an instrumental track) and one of the character monologues linked below.

If you auditioning for Veronica, the Heathers, Martha, or Girl 1, 2, or 3: Dead Girl Walking (m. 145 to end)
If you are auditioning for JD, Ram, Kurt, or Boy 1, 2, or 3: Freeze Your Brain (m. 62-87)
If you are auditioning for Ram’s Dad/Big Bud Dean/Coach Riper or Kurt’s Dad/Veronica’s Dad/Principal Gowan: I Love My Dead Gay Son (m. 46-65)
If you are auditioning for Ms. Fleming/Veronica’s Mom: Shine A Light (m. 55-65)

Sides/Script download:
drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B-TjOAssPh5WWnlBc0RKUmlpa3M?usp=sharing

Monetary compensation:
A small stipend will be available.

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