THEATER: “Heathers: The Musical” @ Club Helsinki [Berkshire on Stage]
Heathers: The Musical, an award-winning rock musical based on the 1988 cult film “Heathers,” (which starred Winona Ryder and Christian Slater) gets a rare regional staging by Upstage Productions at Club Helsinki in Hudson tonight and Friday (February 11 & 12) at 7:30pm.
Heathers: The Musical is described as the darkly delicious story of Veronica Sawyer, a brainy, beautiful teenage 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 in love with the dangerously sexy new kid, J.D. When Heather Chandler, the Almighty, kicks her out of the group, Veronica decides to bite the bullet and kiss Heather’s aerobicized ass… but J.D. has another plan for that bullet.
Brought to you by the award-winning creative team of Kevin Murphy (Reefer Madness, “Desperate Housewives”), Laurence O’Keefe (Bat Boy, Legally Blonde) and Andy Fickman (Reefer Madness, She’s the Man), Heathers: The Musical is a hilarious, heartfelt and homicidal new show. With its moving love story, laugh-out-loud comedy and unflinching look at the joys and anguish of high school, Heathers is quite topical.