TheatreUNI presents “Heathers: The Musical”

TheatreUNI presents “Heathers: The Musical”

Heathers the Musical

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa - For its third production of the 2023-2024 season, TheatreUNI will present “Heathers: The Musical” with music, lyrics and book by Laurence O'Keefe and Kevin Murphy, based on the 1988 film of the same name written by Daniel Waters.

Performances will be held Feb. 23-24 and March 1-2 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 25 and March 3 at 2 p.m. All performances will take place in Strayer-Wood Theatre on the University of Northern Iowa campus.

A (very) dark comedy set in the less than idyllic locale of Westerberg High School in Sherwood, Ohio, in the year 1989, “Heathers: The Musical” is the story of a mostly normal teenager named Veronica who is invited to join the exclusive clique of the Heathers, the most beautiful, popular students in the school. Veronica finds herself torn between their glamorous lifestyle and the darker pull of the mysterious JD, whose sardonic appeal might hide a much more dangerous side. “Heathers: The Musical” is the story of how navigating the intricacies of a social life can lead to possible disaster. 

Content Disclaimer: This production contains stage weapons, staged physical violence, intimate partner violence, depictions of suicide and hateful language. Recommended for ages 13 and up.

Associate Professor of Theatre Matthew Weedman will return to direct this play, with scenic design by Associate Professor Mark Parrott, costume design by Instructor of Theatre Katrina Sandvik and lighting design by Ron Koinzen. The production stage manager is Lindy Rublaitus, a senior communications theatre education student. 

Tickets start at $30 and are available at Tickets can also be purchased at the UNItix counter in the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Admission is free for all UNI students. 

For more information, call the Department of Theatre box office at 319-273-6386 or visit TheatreUNI’s website.