At the start of November, the Winthrop Department of Theatre and Dance put on one of their most talked about pieces of the season, Heathers the Musical.
The musical starred Taylor Neal as Veronica Sawyer, the story’s narrator and the good girl , Luna Mackie as Heather Chandler, the leader of the Heathers, and Trey King as JD, the new boy in town.
The musical was based off of the 1988 Michael Lehmann movie of the same name. It follows the story of high school senior, Veronica as she tries to join the most popular girls in school, whom all share the same first name, Heather. Things start to take a dark turn when she and the new boy JD start dating.
The musical version shared the same dark yet humorous story as the movie, adding in upbeat and often funny musical numbers to lighten it up.
Tickets for the show sold out before opening night. This was due to its being held in the smaller, studio theater instead of the larger, Johnson Theatre.
Ariel Prince, a sophomore business admiration major was disappointed with how fast the tickets sold out.
“I went to go get tickets either Thursday or Friday thinking that they would still be selling them but when I got there they were all sold out. I have never seen them sell out that fast,” Prince said.
The show was a hit, with people laughing during the performance. The musical captured the feel of the movie.
Sam Lee, a sophomore psychology major, loved the musical portion of it.
“I loved the costumes and there were some amazing singers,” Lee said.
Overall the play was a success and was well liked by those who went. It was a solid performance by all those in it.