Blue Barn Gets Back to the 80s with ‘Heathers: The Musical’

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BlueBarn Theatre Presents:  Heathers the Musical

The BLUEBARN Theatre is proud to present the regional premiere of Heathers: the Musical with book, lyrics, and music by Laurence O’Keefe and Kevin Murphy.

BLUEBARN Associate Artistic Director Randall T. Stevens directs with Producing Artistic Director Susan Clement-Toberer, with set design by Martin Scott Marchitto, lighting design by Carol Wisner, costume design by Wesley Pourier, sound design by Craig Marsh, and properties design by Amy Reiner.

Shows run May 19 – June 19, 2016; Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday June 5, June 12, and June 19 at 6 p.m.

Single tickets for Heathers: the Musical are $30 for adults; and $25 for students, seniors 65+, TAG members, and groups of 10 or more.

Heathers: the Musical is generously sponsored by Kate and Roger Weitz, and Dr. Merlyn Knudsen and James Davis.

About HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL

The darkly delicious story of Veronica Sawyer, the brainy and beautiful 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 for the dangerously sexy new kid, J.D., who plans to put the Heathers in their place – six feet under.

About the stars of HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL

Heathers: the Musical showcases the talents of many newcomers to the BLUEBARN stage. The large cast is led by Roni Shelley Perez (Jesus Christ Superstar, Omaha Community Playhouse) as “Veronica” and Andy Augenbaugh as “J.D”, who are both making their BLUEBARN debut. Rounding out the stellar cast is Nick Albrecht, Matt Bailey, Katy Boone, James Delage, Aaron Ellis, Joey Galda, Sarah Gibson, Thomas Gjere, Matthew Hansen, Natalie Hanson, David Jesik, Lauren Krupski, Aguel Lual, Laurel Rothamel, Samantha Simpson, Robby Stone, Mallory Vallier, Kelsi Weston, and MacKenzie Zielke.

About the PLAYWRIGHTS, Laurence O’Keefe and Kevin Murphy

Kevin Murphy co-wrote the stage musical Reefer Madness – the Musical , which won many awards. He coproduced and co-wrote the movie adaptation of “Reefer” which won an Emmy Award. Other TV credits include “Desperate Housewives,” “Defiance,” “Reaper,” “Ed,” “Hellcats,” “Caprica.”

Laurence O’Keefe wrote Legally Blonde – the Musical (Tony nomination, Best Score; Olivier Award, Best Musical). Off-Broadway: Bat Boy – the Musical (Lortel Award, Outer Critics Circle Award, Drama Desk nominations for Best Music/Lyrics), The Explorers’ Club, Cam Jansen (Drama Desk nomination, Best Book), Sarah, Plain and Tall. Film/TV: “Defiance,” “The Daily Show,” “Johnny & The Sprites,” “Make ‘Em Laugh”.

ABOUT THE BLUEBARN THEATRE

The BLUEBARN Theatre has been bringing professionally-produced plays to area audiences since 1989. Since its inception, BLUEBARN has produced over 100 plays and has established itself as Omaha’s professional contemporary theatre company. Striving to bring artistically significant scripts and professional production values to Omaha and the surrounding region, BLUEBARN is known for high-quality entertainment and the fearless pursuit of stories that challenge both theatre artists and patrons.

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