Heathers: The Musical Comes to Roku!

One of my favorite movies from the late 80s is Heathers. The dark teen comedy stars Shannen Doherty, Winona Ryder (stranger things) and Christian Slater (Dr. Death) – A List Cast!

Ryder plays Veronica, a girl who is part of her high school’s popular girl clique – the Heathers. However, she disagrees with their cruel behavior. When she gets stars dating JD (Slater), they plot to get revenge on the heathers, but it goes too far. Soon, Veronica realizes that JD is intentionally killing students he doesn’t like and it’s up to her to stop him.


In 2009, Heathers: The Musical written by Laurence O’Keefe (Bat Boy / Legally Blonde: The Musical) and Kevin Murphy (Chill Madness) began the musical workshop. Eventually they did a gig, Los Angeles Debut, and took it to London’s West End. There was even a version played on Riverdale.

Now a registered version is coming to Roku. Directed by Andy Fickman (Kevin can wait), the musical was filmed at The Other Palace, where it began its UK journey in 2018. This version of the series stars Ailsa Davidson as Veronica Sawyer and Simon Gordon as Jason ‘JD’ Dean, Maddison Firth as Heather Chandler, Vivian Panka as Heather Duke, Teleri Hughes as Heather McNamara.

Filling out the rest of the cast is Mhairi Angus as Martha Dunnstock, Liam Doyle as Kurt Kelly, Rory Phelan as Ram Sweeney, Vicki Lee Taylor as Mrs. Fleming/Veronica’s Mom, Andy Brady as Veronica’s Dad/Kurt’s Dad/Principal Gowan, Oliver Brooks as as Ram’s Dad / Big Bud Dean / Coach Ripper, Benjamin Karran as Besieged Geek, Chris Parkinson as Hipster Dork / Officer McCord, Jermaine Woods as Preppy Stud / Officer Milner, Eleanor Morrisonas Halliday as Young Republicanette , MaryasJean Caldwell as Stoner Chick, Hannah Lowther as New Wave Party Girl, as well as May Tether as Drama Club Drama Queen.


Welcome to Westerberg High, where Veronica Sawyer is just another dummies dreaming of a better day. But when she’s unexpectedly taken under the wings of the three beautiful and incredibly cruel Heathers, her dreams of popularity finally begin to come true. Until JD shows up – the mysterious rebellious teenager who teaches her that everyone is afraid of being nobody, but her murder is someone…

Heathers: The Musical debuts on the Roku Channel on September 16, 2022!


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