The cult 80s classic Heathers has recently been revived for television but this isn’t the first time the black comedy teen film had a resurgence. UTS Backstage brings the 2010 rendition of the script as a musical to the stage for a night of fluro, pep rallies, and crime.
Carousel sells itself as a misunderstood love story: Julie, a respectable yet unusual girl, falls in love with the rough-around-the-edges Billy, a carousel barker with a seedy background. Things are difficult from the beginning as Billy takes out his anger and paranoia around marriage on Julie, until he eventually hits her. In a money-making scheme gone wrong, Billy unexpectedly dies and is given the chance for a redemption arc that requires a supernatural element.