Sunday, January 21, 2018



WHEN: Thursday, January 25, at 7:00pm; Friday, January 26, at 7:00pm; and Saturday, January 27, at 2:00pm and 7:00pm
George Washington Middle School, 68 Lenox Road in Wayne
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit or contact Aspire PAC at 201-220-4933 or

If you lived through the late 80’s, “What’s your damage, Heather?!” may be one all too familiar question. The 1989 dark comedy, Heathers, which starred Winona Ryder and Christian Slater, quickly became a cult favorite after its release, and spawned more than a dozen catch phrases. In 2014, the movie got the musical treatment, and has also acquired a massive following.

Heathers the Musical follows the story of Veronica Sawyer, a brainy and beautiful outsider who hustles her way into the most powerful and ruthless clique at Westerberg High: the Heathers. But before she can get too comfortable atop the high school food chain, Veronica falls in love with the dangerously handsome new kid J.D. And when Heather Chandler, the Almighty, kicks her out of the group, Veronica decides to bite the bullet and kiss Heather’s aerobicized butt...but J.D. has another plan in mind.

Heathers the Musical is by the award-winning creative team of Kevin Murphy (Reefer Madness, Desperate Housewives), Laurence O’Keefe (Bat Boy, Legally Blonde) and director Andy Fickman (Reefer Madness, She’s the Man).

Lisa Beth Vettoso, Aspire’s Founder and Artistic Director, directs the production, which features 32 performers between the ages of 13 and 18. The doubled cast is led by Courtney Bulger and Julia DiGirolamo as Veronica, Gerald Cetrulo and Robert Scharf as J.D., Emily Moran and Gianna Trivisani as Heather Chandler, Olivia Howell and Olivia Kozlevcar as Heather McNamara, and Jillian Cetrulo and Jackie Tkaczenko as Heather Duke.

“I grew up with the Heathers, and have loved the movie for more than twenty years. The musical refreshes the material and makes the story even more relevant to the lives of teenagers today. It’s a wild ride of a show, with moments that make you laugh and cry, often at the same time,” says Ms. Vettoso.

Since 2011, Aspire Performing Arts Company has provided children and teens with opportunities to participate in theatrical productions, master classes, and Broadway trips, gaining a strong reputation along the way. For more information, you can find Aspire online at as well as on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.