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Saturday, March 4, 2023 @ 2pm
Youth Theatre Northwest
4400 86th Ave SE, Mercer Island



Directed by Mimi Katano


Based on the popular film in the 80s, Heathers The Musical: High School Edition is a story of Veronica Sawyer, a brainy 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 new kid J.D. who has a dark past. When Heather Chandler, the Almighty, kicks her out of the group, Veronica decides to bite the bullet and kiss Heather's butt. but J.D. has another plan for that bullet. Heathers The Musical: High School Edition is a black comedy that deals with a variety of topics that maybe upsetting or triggering. While some of the language has been altered from the original version for teen actors and audiences, the characters, issues, and the plot is exactly the same. Please make sure to visit our website YouthTheatre.org ahead to time to determine if this is suitable for you/your child to see.

The topics that come up are:
- bullying
- suicide attempt
- murder (one is poisoned, two are shot)
- use of guns on stage (we will not use guns that actually fire blanks)
- body image (one character is scripted to be overweight)
- school violence (school is blown up in the end--the student who plants it dies)
- threat of rape
- rumor of false gay relationship spread with malicious intent

YTN has taken appropriate measures to discuss these issues with the actors involved in the production as well as looking out for their mental health in the process so that everyone feels comfortable performing the show. If you have any questions, please contact our Executive Artistic Director (and the director of this production), Mimi Katano at mimi@youththeare.org.

Performance schedule of which cast members will be performing on what night will be available by February 20th.

General Admission $17
Student/Senior $15