Heathers: The Musical is a rock musical with music, lyrics, and a book by Laurence O’Keefe and Kevin Murphy and based on the 1988 cult film Heathers. After a sold-out Los Angeles tryout, the show had a production Off-Broadway in 2014.
It’s the first day of school, 1989, and seventeen-year-old Veronica Sawyer is frustrated with the hellish competitive social hierarchy at Westerburg High School, where nerds and underclassmen are pushed around by brutish, idiot jocks like Ram Sweeney and Kurt Kelly.
At Ram and Kurt’s joint funeral, their fathers unexpectedly decide to accept their sons’ homosexuality, even more unexpectedly reveal their own past love affair, and vow to work towards making the world a more tolerant place. (“My Dead Gay Son”). Seeing this as a sign their murders are making the world a better place, J.D. tries to convince Veronica they should make Heather Duke their next target.