Heathers: The Musical Comes to Syracuse University

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Ramble on... | Kaitlyn Menegio-Stahl | April 8, 2016

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Has the madness of March got your liver and your wallet begging you to take a break? Come see Heathers: The Musical on April 14, 15, or 16 at Goldstein Auditorium. Tickets are on sale at the Schine box office and online for $4 with your SU/ESF student ID.

Heathers: The Musical tells the story of Veronica Sawyer, the “Cady Herron” of Westerburg High, and her friendship with the Heathers, aka the “Plastics” of Westerburg. When the Heathers kick Veronica out of their clique, she thinks there’s no choice but to kiss their asses. Veronica’s crazy boyfriend, however, persuades her to get back at Heather Chandler, but unlike Mean Girls, they do something much worse than make Heather’s face smell like a foot.

The show, put on by the First Year Players (an audition-only organization run by upperclassmen for first year and transfer students), will have you “cracking up one moment and the next you’ll be wondering what the hell just happened. You’ll think that you misheard lyrics but no, we are actually singing about blue balls.” On a more serious note, the show makes social issues that happen on college campuses across the nation, like suicide and gun violence, more accessible and understandable to students.

The Rival asked Caroline Cianci and Matt Sheridan, members of the company, as well as Collin Newberg, a crew member, to tell us about the organization from a different perspective.

What’s your favorite part of FYP?

CC “My favorite part of FYP is is open atmosphere. You feel like you can truly be yourself there. They literally welcomed us in with open arms, every single one of them hugging us at our first rehearsal.”

MS “My favorite part of FYP is the amazing and supportive people on staff. They are both inspiring and helpful in so many ways.”

Why should people come see the show?

MS “People should come see the show because it has so maybe talented people, it’s a great show itself, and it presents so many issues that we all see today, especially on a college campus.”

CN “Everyone should see our show because we all worked very hard and it’s going to be the best dang show you’ve ever seen.”


You heard it here first. If you are looking for something fun to do this weekend, come laugh and cry with the company of Heathers: The Musical at Goldstein Auditorium.


Thank you to Caroline Cianci, Matt Sheridan, and Collin Newburg for contributing to this article.