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AUDITION NOTICE: 'Heathers The Musical' by De Jager Productions and Cope Creative


Riley Cope and Marina de Jager are teaming up again to bring this cult musical to the Caloundra Events Centre this Halloween. With past productions including Young Frankenstein, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, and Oliver, they have collaborated on numerous musicals over the years on the Sunshine Coast. Join Riley and Marina as they bring Westerburg High School to life this Halloween. This is a community-driven project and will be a voluntary performance opportunity.


Heathers: The Musical is a captivating adaptation of the beloved late 1980s cult film. Set in the fictional Westerberg High School, the story follows Veronica Sawyer as she navigates the treacherous social hierarchy dominated by the ruthless clique of popular girls, the Heathers. Veronica's journey intertwines with that of the rebellious outsider JD, leading them on a mission to confront bullies within their school. However, their actions quickly spiral out of control, leading to dire consequences. Through catchy tunes and sharp humour, the musical explores themes of adolescent turmoil, peer influence, and the search for belonging.


  • Audition Application Due: Friday, 6 July 2024

  • Auditions - Leads: Saturday, 13 July 2024 from 9.30am - 4.30pm

  • Auditions - Ensemble: Sunday, 14 July 2024 from 9.30am - 10.30am

  • Callbacks: Sunday, 14 July 2024 from 1.00pm - 3.00pm

  • Rehearsals: From 4 August 2024 to 28 October 2024 on Thursday nights from 6.30pm - 9.00pm and Sundays from 2.00pm - 6.00pm, and closer to Production from 10.00am - 6.00pm in Mountain Creek.

  • Note: You may not be required for all rehearsals. A full rehearsal schedule will be provided at the time of casting.

  • Performances:

  • Preview: Tuesday, 29 October 2024 / Wednesday, 30 October 2024 (Dependent on sales and final number of performances)

  • Thursday, 31 October 2024 at 7pm

  • Friday, 1 November 2024 at 7pm

  • Saturday, 2 November 2024 at 2.00pm and 7pm

  • Sunday, 3 November 2024 at 1pm and 6pm (Dependent on sales and final number of performances)


We ask that all auditionees attend both a singing/acting audition and a dance audition. Please note this will require booking two audition slots. Performers must be 18+ when applying and have access to transport. We strongly encourage BIPOC performers and people of diverse backgrounds to apply. We welcome anyone to audition for any role.

Heathers is a dark comedy that delves into sensitive topics such as sexuality, mental health, murder, and suicide, often with a touch of humour. While we believe these themes are important reflections of real life in art, we acknowledge that they may be triggering for some individuals. Rest assured, the production of Heathers will be conducted in a safe and controlled manner, with sensitivity towards the material. However, if you have any concerns about the aforementioned elements while auditioning or being offered a role, please feel free to discuss them with the production team before making any commitments.

Leads Audition Schedule: Saturday, 13 July 2024

  • 9.30am - 11.30am: Individual Lead Singing/Acting Auditions

  • 11.30am - 12.15pm: Dance Audition

  • 1.00pm - 2.30pm: Individual Lead Singing/Acting Auditions

  • 2.30pm - 3.15pm: Dance Audition

  • 3.30pm - 4.30pm: Individual Lead Singing/Acting Auditions

  • 4.30pm - 5.15pm: Dance Audition

Ensemble Audition Schedule: Sunday, 14 July 2024

  • 9.30am - 12.00pm: Group Singing, Acting and Dancing Auditions


Read the Character Summary below to pick a character that best suits you. Please prepare the material relevant to your character. If you are applying for multiple characters, please only pick one scene and song when preparing for your audition.

LEAD CHARACTERS (All 17 years old)

VERONICA SAWYER: She burns to be both cool and kind, but doesn’t know yet how to be both at the same time. Fierce sense of right and wrong, keen sense of ironic humour. Thinks she's an old soul, but she's still innocent enough to be blindsided by love/hormones (or shocked by cruelty). Voice: High belting required, up to Ab. Must have dynamic and stylistic range.

JD: He is darkly charismatic, compelling, attractive, charming on the outside yet very damaged on the inside. Keen smarts and strong inventive comedy. Voice: Strong, confident belt to at least an Ab, A preferable; wide emotional range.

HEATHER CHANDLER: Richest, hottest, most magnetic, cruellest girl in town. Relishes power and wields it like a scalpel – no fear, no patience, no mercy. Voice: Strong belt to F or higher preferred. Mezzo for chorus.

HEATHER MCNAMARA: Beautiful, innocent, stupid, can be mean on command if Heather Chandler orders it, but actually quite vulnerable and fearful. Voice: Strong belt to Db, D preferred. Soprano for chorus.

HEATHER DUKE: Whipping-girl of the 3 Heathers. When she finally becomes Queen Bee she wields power like a bulldozer. Voice: Strong belt to C, D preferred. Alto for chorus.

MARTHA DUNNSTOCK: Nicknamed “Martha Dumptruck”, the opposite of hot, confident, or popular. Huge and beautiful soul, optimistic even in the face of rejection. Voice: Strong belt to E or F, wide vocal expression.

RAM SWEENEY: Linebacker. Big, insensitive to the feelings of others, ruled by appetites. Voice: Strong Baritone, belt to G, some Falsetto useful.

KURT KELLY: Quarterback and Captain. Big, chiselled, rude, entitled, cocky. Mean, thinks he’s the brains in the friendship with Ram. Voice: Tenor, strong belt to Ab or A, some Falsetto.


Ram’s Dad, Big Bud Dean, and Coach Ripper

These roles may be played by one actor or split among multiple actors at the discretion of the Creative Team.

  • RAM’S DAD: Former football player turned suburban Dad, has never outgrown his glory days in high school. Hates weakness, but capable of soul-searching when tragedy strikes. Voice: Baritone/Tenor – power Country/Gospel belt to Ab, higher welcome.

  • BIG BUD DEAN: JD’s single Dad. Big jolly personality that barely conceals the enormous rage bubbling just below the surface. Quite possibly a serial bomber. Voice: Baritone/Tenor – power Country/Gospel belt to Ab, higher welcome.

  • COACH RIPPER: Stalwart, man’s man; quick to defend his players. Voice: Baritone/Tenor – power Country/Gospel belt to Ab, higher welcome. Click here for audition pieces.

Ms Fleming and Veronica’s Mom

These roles may be played by one actor or split among multiple actors at the discretion of the Creative Team.

  • MS. FLEMING: Ageing hippie teacher, still yearning for the day the Age of Aquarius reaches Ohio. Hungry for the spotlight, resentful of entitled youth. Voice: Great belt up to C, higher always welcome.

  • VERONICA’S MOM: Easygoing, distant, yet capable of laying down the law. Voice: Great belt up to C, higher always welcome. Click here for audition pieces.

Kurt’s Dad, Veronica’s Dad, and Principal Gowan

These roles may be played by one actor or split among multiple actors at the discretion of the Creative Team.

  • KURT’S DAD: Straight-laced, very conservative, also a former football player. A simple guy, not book smart, you’d be happy to share a beer with him. Voice: Strong Baritone/Tenor -- power Country/Gospel belt to G, even higher is better.

  • VERONICA’S DAD: Easygoing and distant. Voice: Strong Baritone/Tenor -- power Country/Gospel belt to G, even higher is better.

  • PRINCIPAL GOWAN: Rumpled, burned out, hates conflict. Voice: Any voice type. Click here for audition pieces.


We are looking for a small yet strong ensemble to help bring the show to life! As an integral member of the ensemble, you will sing, dance and act your way through the show as multiple characters in fabulous costumes. We also have featured ensemble roles available. All vocal types are welcome. Click here for the audition pieces.


To apply for an audition, please book and complete the Application Form by COB on Saturday, 6 July. Please note that you will be required to upload your performance CV and headshot upon receiving the confirmation email. A confirmation email from Trybooking will be sent after the completion of this booking. Further communication from the Heathers team will be sent from

For the full audition pack and more details, please refer to the provided Audition Pack.


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