Acadia Theatre can’t break a leg without your help
Help mount the iconic production, Heathers: The Musical
“Heathers touches all of those Greek things: it's about empathy, about what we recognize in ourselves. We recognize people we know, we recognize the characters, but it also is deeply touching to the heart. It's about love. ”
Acadia’s English and Theatre Department has a challenge. Its faculty and students want to produce the iconic production, Heathers: The Musical.
It will take a lot to mount the production:
- Up to 30 hours a week of rehearsals for performers, on top of their full academic workload.
- The coordination of our director, choreographer, musical director, and technical crew.
- And the acquisition of new, necessary equipment and the rights to put on the musical.
That last one is the kicker. Director Bob Seale estimates needing about $5,000 to get this show on the stage. That’s way more than Theatre typically spends, and that’s why the production group is reaching out for support.
“Most people remember their teens,” explains Seale. “Whether they were a Nerd, a Jock, or a Heather, they made it through the perilous journey of high school. This show is about that.”
“We’re hoping to find individuals or organizations who will support the production and give our students the chance to shine,” he adds. “Every gift, no matter the size, will make a difference.”
Support from our community will mean everything to our students and faculty, and the audiences who get to experience the show, he explains.
“Heathers has something (or someone) in the play that each of us can relate to, and it has important lessons to share about acceptance and love.”
Acadia University recently launched Campaign for Acadia. With a $75-million goal, it is the most ambitious fundraising initiative in Acadia’s history. Gifts to Heathers: The Musical will be counted as a contribution to the Campaign.
“This production costs five times what we normally spend on royalties, and we simply can't mount it without support. Please, be generous. Thank you.”