Ryan McCartan

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musical theatre meme [2/5] movies that became musicals → heathers (1988)

“Dear Diary, my teen-angst bullshit now has a body count”

HEATHERS VIDEOS YOU SHOULD ALL WATCH

I myself have fallen down the “heathers videos on YouTube” rabbit hole sooo many times. But if for some reason you haven’t (or you’re new to the musical) these are my top 13 favorite videos on the tube that feature heathers. Some of these are OBC and some are other productions. I’ve literally probably watched all these videos like 5 times in their entirety. Enjoy.

1. OBC previewing the show: https://youtu.be/fjxacuu6b1Q

2. Original Heather Duke (Queen Alice Lee) covers Candy store: https://youtu.be/mG5Na03CINI

3. “JD Never saw that point shoe coming”: https://youtu.be/XOfrs_tck-Y

4. Live footage (not illegal!!) of OBC!: https://youtu.be/Gpad8LUEwsg

5. More non-illegal live footage of OBC!: https://youtu.be/ZxE05TP_hL8

6. Dead girl walking in the recording studio: https://youtu.be/1oyrGBahq50

7. This performance of candy store: https://youtu.be/sKSKK2KgPYQ (features OBC minus Alice Lee..Kristolyn played Duke in the original LA production tho!!)

8. Aaaand this performance of candy store: https://youtu.be/bFpYeFLqkXY

9. This cover of seventeen: https://youtu.be/4h49RTARPDs

10. This medley: https://youtu.be/gJRA_GMuE3E

11. This performance of dead girl walking: https://youtu.be/P4VEs2rDVEo

12. Jessica’s mashup of Beautiful (Carol King) and Beautiful (Heathers): https://youtu.be/jF9kl25udDs

And finally

13. Blue: https://youtu.be/fBcD9Z91R7E

Congrats! You have been heathers educated. But for real, just listen to the cast album and you’re good to go. This is useful for late night video binging, though.

Cute things boys do

- kiss you and tell you they worship you
- sneak through your window and fucks you
- kills your best friend and enemy
- shoots the boys who bully you
- scares the shit out of you to make you fake your own death to get away from him
- attempts in bombing the school so you can cuddle by the fire
- and lastly blows up themselves leaving you there having to explain and clean up the mess

So cute…

JUST BECAUSE THEY’RE IN THE ORIGINAL CAST IT DOESN’T MEAN THEY’RE THE BEST AT PORTRAYING S CHARACTER OR THAT THEIR PORTRAYAL IS THE ONLY GOOD ONE!!!!!!

Heathers and Hamilton are basically the same

- main guy is kinda a douche who gets angry over nothing

- has a girl really in love with him who will do anything to be with him (fight for me vs helpless tho)

- stars clique of three other side kicks who will love and support main two (heathers vs schuyler sisters vs mulliganlafayettelaurens)

- gay subtext

- cinnamon roll will die or nearly die

- angry songs of characters overreacting

- sinny sin sin sin

- girl squads

- main who fucks up a lot

- shitty parents 

- set in 80′s

Dead Girl Walking But You're Standing Outside of JDs Window
Dead Girl Walking But You're Standing Outside of JDs Window

It’s Dead Girl Walking, but You’re Standing outside of JDs Window (you creeper)


This took me an hour on garage band and three computer crashes. Was it worth it? Yes, yes it was.

Is it also incredibly weird if you think too much about it? Yes, yes it is.

(inspired by this post)

I watched the musical (again) last night and the ending just really fucked me up. In the musical Veronica still loved JD but she can’t because of what they did. In the movie she’s really mad and wants him gone. When JD dies in the movie it’s probably because he feels like nobody loves him anymore and he’s better of dead while in the musical JD trades his life for Veronicas’ and she doesn’t want him to die. That made me really sad. And i’m sad that i’ll probably never see the musical with the original cast on stage.