Photo Flash: First Look at HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL at Red Branch Theatre Company
Red Branch Theatre Company (RBTC) will continue its 2016 season entitled Paint It Red with Heathers: The Musical. The upcoming staging marks the first production for this title in the Baltimore/Washington Metropolitan area for the first time. The production will run at Drama Learning Center, where Red Branch is the theatre in residence, from August 5-27, 2016. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!
Based on the cult classic 1980's film by the same name, Heathers follows the social rise and fall of teenage misfit Veronica Sawyer in a fictional suburban Ohio town. On the heels of a growing romance with social outsider JD and her dismissal from the high school clique known as "The Heathers," things in Sherwood, Ohio take a deadly turn.
Adapted for stage from the 1988 screenplay written by Daniel Waters, Heathers: The Musical brings together the creative forces behind Legally Blonde and Reefer Madness (Laurence O'Keefe and Kevin Murphy) for music, lyrics, and book. The musical played Off-Broadway at New World Stages from March to August 2014. Other productions in Red Branch's 2016 season include Evil Dead the Musical, and Harry Connick, Jr.'s The Happy Elf.
Cast & Production Staff:
Veronica - Vivian Cook
JD - Hasani Allen
Heather Chandler - Tiara Whaley
Heather MacNamara - Geocel Batista
Heather Duke - Megan Bunn
Martha - Amy Williamson
Kurt - Taylor Witt
Ram - Tendo Nsubuga
Ms. Fleming - Amanda Spellman
Big Bud - Keith Richards
Ram's Dad - Wil Lewis, III
Veronica's Mom - Annette Wasno
Ensemble: Jordan Campbell, Jasmine Hall, Lindsay Hopkins, Molly Janiga, Brandon Shaw McKnight, Allie O'Donnell, Marc Pavan
Directed by Amelia Acosta Powell
Music Direction by John C. Henderson
Choreography by Brandon Glass
Stage Management: Seth Fallon
Production Management: Dana Fleischer
Lighting Design: Lynn Joslin
Set Design: Cliff Hannon
Costume Design: Cierra Coan
Props Design: Kat Fleshman
Individual tickets available for purchase online at www.redbranchtheatrecompany.com or by calling the box office at (410) 997-9352.
Photo Credit: Bruce F Press Photography
Vivian Cook as Veronica Sawyer
Taylor Witt as Kurt Kelly and Tendo Nsubuga as Ram Sweeney
Hasani Allen as J.D. and Vivian Cook as Veronica Sawyer
Keith Richards, Annette Wasno, and Amanda Spellman
Vivian Cook as Veronica Sawyer and Hasani Allen as J.D.