Virtual Venue Theatricals Announces the Digital Premiere of HEATHERS the Musical

Virtual production company to stream performances of the hit off-Broadway musical in a brand new medium

VVT_Heathers logoVirtual Venue Theatricals, a fully virtual production company, announced the digital world premiere of the hit off-Broadway musical, “Heathers”. The show features a cast and production team from across the United States and Canada, assembled together through Zoom rehearsals. “Heathers: The Musical“, based on the eponymous cult-classic 1988 movie, will stream on www.virtualvenuetheatricals.com September 18-20.

While the musical will premiere in a non-traditional environment, audiences should not expect a scaled-back experience. Director and lead actress (Veronica Sawyer) Charity Farrell, a fixture of Cincinnati and Dayton stages, said of the production, “Nothing is getting trimmed. Every element you expect to see from a full-length musical in a live, stage performance is there, plus additional elements we get to explore in this medium. We are honored to have a creative team that has worked throughout the industry on Broadway and off-Broadway, cruise ships, and worldwide in concert series and events. The level of experience from the production team and cast members coupled with the innovation of this platform is going to be truly exciting for audiences to watch.”

Created in response to theater shut downs across the country, VVT celebrates the opportunity to produce high-quality performances online and bring together creatives and audiences without borders. Actor and VVT managing director Abby Parr (Heather Chandler), a Cincinnati native, said of her experience, “My favorite part of this process has been meeting incredible people from across North America that I never would have met otherwise. Despite not being physically together, we have the same sort of cast bond as any other show I’ve done. It’s really helped me stay connected to other artists.” 

Interested parties can buy tickets for $15/each. The show runs September 18, 19, and 20 at 8:00pm EDT on the Virtual Venue Theatricals website. Tickets are single-use and password protected. For ticket sales and more information, visit www.virtualvenuetheatricals.com.

CAST

  • Charity Farrell* as Veronica Sawyer
  • Gavin Cole as Jason Dean
  • Abby Parr* as Heather Chandler
  • Emily Kay as Heather Duke
  • Christina Emily Jackson* as Heather McNamara
  • Nathan Cockroft as Ram Sweeney
  • Mark Quach as Kurt Kelly
  • Casey Borghesi* as Martha Dunnstock
  • Jade Litaker as Ms. Fleming/Veronica’s Mom
  • Trevor William Hayes as Big Bud Dean/Coach Ripper/Kurt’s Dad
  • Jimmy Lewis as Principal Gowan/Veronica’s Dad/Ram’s Dad
  • Jill Amantea as ensemble
  • Jamie Dee Bradley as ensemble
  • Riley Dominiak as ensemble
  • Mikey Marmann as ensemble
  • Carrington Martin as ensemble
  • Michael McCrary as ensemble
  • Conor Sheehan as ensemble
    *Cincinnati/Dayton

PRODUCTION TEAM

  • Director/Technical Director: Charity Farrell*
  • Music Director: Gillian Berkowitz
  • Choreographer: Katelyn Parish
  • Stage Manager: Sammy Landau
  • Costume Designer: Nathalie Gibson*
    *Cincinnati/Dayton

About Virtual Venue Theatricals: VVT is a virtual production company based in Irvine, CA run by owner/artistic director Charity Farrell and managing director Abby Parr. VVT was founded in 2020 by a group of professional artists as the demand for live performance shifted to a digital medium in order to put performers and production teams to work in a creative capacity and keep the art form of live theater in front of audiences.

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