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Upcoming Audition Dates:

Summer @ Civic: Heathers The Musical
May 5 -7, 2024

Summer @ Civic: Academy Productions
June 2024

If you missed the registration window, please come to the auditions as a walk-in! 

Summer @ Civic | Main Stage


Welcome to 1989. Westerberg High is terrorized by a shoulder-padded, scrunchie-wearing junta: Heather, Heather and Heather, the hottest and cruelest girls in all of Ohio. But misfit Veronica Sawyer rejects their evil regime for a new boyfriend, the dark sexy stranger J.D., who plans to put the Heathers in their place — six feet under.

Deliciously, darkly funny, romantic and moving, HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL is a truthful, uplifting parable for anyone who’s ever been in love, in trouble, or in high school.

CONTENT WARNING — This show is based on a 1988 American teen black comedy film. Material includes reference and depiction of adult language, alcohol and drug use/abuse (including date rape), bullying, eating disorders, fatphobia, gun violence, homophobia, murder, sexual assault, and suicide.

Book, Music and Lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe and Kevin Murphy
Based on the film written by Daniel Waters

Directed by Troy Nickerson and Heather McHenry-Kroetch
Music Directed by Tonya Ballman


Margot & Robert Ogden Main Stage
July 12 – 28, 2024
(Wednesday – Friday at 7:30PM, Saturdays at 2:00PM or 7:30PM, Sunday at 2:00PM)


Sunday, May 5 — 6:30 PM
Monday, May 6 — 7:00 PM


Tuesday, May 7 — 7:00 PM


Spokane Civic Theatre, Studio Theatre
1020 N. Howard St.
Spokane, WA 99201


  • Based on the 2019 West End production
  • Seeking all ethnicities and cultural backgrounds for roles
  • Age range and gender of characters is to appear on stage as (Parent/Guardian approval required for minors’ participation)
  • Some roles require onstage intimacy and may include some level of undress; production team includes Intimacy Coordinator/Consent-Forward Artist
  • Please prepare a 1 minute or less cut from a pop/rock song or musical of similar style. Please bring prepared sheet music or an instrumental track on a device with a 3.5mm audio jack/aux — sheet music preferred


VERONICA SAWYER – (17) Burns to be both cool and kind, but doesn’t yet know how to be both at the same time. Fierce sense of right and wrong, keen sense of ironic humor. Thinks she’s an old soul, but she’s still innocent enough to be blindsided by love or shocked by cruelty. Voice: high belting required, up to A♭. Must have dynamic and stylistic range.

JASON “J.D.” DEAN – (17) Darkly charismatic, compelling, attractive. Charming on the outside, damaged on the inside. Keen smarts, savage wit. Voice: strong, confident belt to at least an A♭, A preferable; wide emotional range.

HEATHER CHANDLER – (17) The richest, hottest, cruelest girl in town. Relishes power and wields it without fear, patience, or mercy. Voice: strong belt to F or higher preferred. Mezzo for chorus. NOTE: In certain choral songs, CHANDLER can switch parts with the other HEATHERS as needed.

HEATHER MCNAMARA – (17) Beautiful, innocent, stupid. Can be mean on command if Heather Chandler orders it, but actually quite vulnerable and fearful. Voice: strong belt to D♭, D preferred. Soprano for chorus. NOTE: In certain choral songs, MCNAMARA and DUKE can switch vocal parts as needed.

HEATHER DUKE – (17) The whipped beta dog of the three Heathers. Deeply insecure. When she finally becomes Queen Bee, she wields power like a bulldozer. Voice: strong belt to C, D preferred. Alto for chorus. NOTE: In certain choral songs, DUKE and MCNAMARA can switch vocal parts as needed.

MARTHA DUNNSTOCK – (17) Nicknamed “Martha Dumptruck,” the opposite of confident and popular. Huge and beautiful soul, optimistic even in the face of rejection. Voice: strong belt to E or F, wide vocal expression.

RAM SWEENEY – (17) Linebacker. Big, insensitive to the feelings of others, ruled by appetites. Voice: strong baritone, belt to G, some falsetto useful. NOTE: In certain songs, RAM and KURT can switch choral assignments if, say, RAM sings higher than KURT.

KURT KELLY – (17) Quarterback and captain. Chiseled, rude, entitled, cocky. He’s the brains in the friendship with Ram. Voice: tenor, strong belt to A♭ or A, some falsetto. NOTE: In certain songs, KURT and RAM can switch choral assignments if, say, RAM sings higher than KURT.


RAM’S DAD: Former football player turned suburban dad, has never outgrown his high school glory days. Hates weakness, but capable of soul-searching when tragedy strikes.
BIG BUD DEAN: J.D.’s single dad. Big jolly personality that barely conceals the enormous rage bubbling just below the surface. Quite possibly a serial bomber.
COACH RIPPER: Stalwart, man’s man; quick to defend his players.
Voice: baritone/tenor, power Country/Gospel belt to A♭, higher welcome. NOTE: Sometimes this actor has played PRINCIPAL GOWAN instead of BIG BUD / COACH.


MS. FLEMING: Aging hippie teacher, still yearning for the day the Age of Aquarius reaches Ohio. Resentful of today’s entitled youth, protective of the underdogs. Despite a penchant for self-promotion, genuinely cares about the students in her charge.
VERONICA’S MOM: Easygoing, distant, yet capable of laying down the law.
Voice: great belt up to C, higher always welcome.


KURT’S DAD: Straight-laced, very conservative, also former football player. A simple guy, not book smart, you’d be happy to share a beer with him.
VERONICA’S DAD: Easygoing and distant.
PRINCIPAL GOWAN: Rumpled, burned out, hates conflict.
Voice: strong baritone/tenor, power Country/Gospel belt to G, even higher better. NOTE: Sometimes this actor has played BIG BUD/COACH instead of PRINCIPAL GOWAN.

Very active group of 5 – 7 to represent iconic 1980s types (geek, prep, cheerleader, etc.). All voice and dance types.