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           high school theatre ensemble specifically for NEPA youth theatre artists.

Neck Ties



Heathers The Musical: Teen Edition is the darkly delicious story of Veronica Sawyer, a brainy, beautiful teenage misfit who hustles her way into the most powerful and ruthless clique at Westerberg High: the Heathers. But before she can get comfortable atop the high school food chain, Veronica falls in love with the dangerously handsome new kid J.D. 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 for that bullet.

Note to parents and guardians

Please note that this production contains: references to suicide and eating disorders; bullying; moments of violence; and gunshots. The production is therefore rated PG-13. Scranton Shakes understands the maturity of the content of this production. The exploration and performance of this content will be approached in a safe and controlled environment. Please read an eloquent statement from the Indian Creek Upper School on ‘Why Heathers?’:


Young people have always been important to our mission and our productions. This year we're launching the Youth Ensemble - a sister company to our Main Stage theatre company of 14-18 year olds artists - who will perform and stage the award-winning production of Broadway play Peter and The Starcatcher for our 2021 10th Anniversary Summer Season!

  • Enrolled participants will be completely immersed in the professional theatre scene from auditions all the way through to performance.

  • They'll begin to build first-hand knowledge of theatre etiquette and will gain the valuable experience of putting on a show in collaboration with industry professional theatre-makers.

  • Participants will also have the opportunity to access masterclasses with our versatile, international company of professional main-stage performers

  • They will also have the opportunity to grow an industry based network of their own.

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