Hammonton, NJ) – Eagle Theatre presents the new groundbreaking theatrical phenomenon, HEATHERS – THE MUSICAL, on March 18th – April 24th, 2016, at the Eagle Theatre, 208 Vine Street, Hammonton, NJ.
HEATHERS – THE MUSICAL is a hilarious and homicidal new musical based on one the greatest teen comedies of all time. Westerburg High is ruled by a shoulder-padded, scrunchie-wearing junta: Heather, Heather and Heather, the cruelest girls in all of Ohio. But misfit Veronica Sawyer breaks the mold and rejects their evil regime for her new boyfriend, the dark and sexy stranger J.D., who plans to put “the Heathers” in their place – six feet under.
Eagle Theatre Co-Artistic Directed Ed Corsi says “The musical features a moving love story, laugh-out-loud comedy, an irresistible score, and an unflinching look at the joys and anguish of high school life.”
Eagle Theatre auditioned over 1,200 actors for its 2016 season. Performers traveled cross country, many hailing from major cities (Austin, Chicago, Seattle, Los Angeles, New York) for the opportunity to work with South Jersey’s only year-round professional Equity Theatre. It was San Diego, California resident, Cailene Kilcoyne, that won the hearts of the Eagle Theatre, and landed the role of Veronica Sawyer, originally made famous by an up-and-coming Winona Ryder in the 1989 cult classic film.
Cailene Kilcoyne, a member of Actors’ Equity Association, holds a BFA from The Boston Conservatory, now merged with Berklee School of Music. Credits include: Into the Woods (Little Red), Fat Pig (Jeannie), Peter Pan (Peter Pan), Joseph ... Dreamcoat (Narrator), Royal Caribbean International.
In regards to the Eagle’s ever-growing talent base, Co-Artistic Director Ted Wioncek III added “Submissions in the thousands are a true testament to the town of Hammonton, and all it continues to do to make our out-of-town, traveling artists feel welcome. The cultural landscape of Southern New Jersey is expanding before our very eyes. It is an exhilarating time to be a progressive arts organization in this region.”
Eagle Theatre’s on-site Sharrott Wine Lounge will open 45 minutes prior to the performance.
Photos Courtesy of Eagle Thetatre, Pictured Cailene Kilcoyne who will play the role of Veronica Sawyer