The Center for the Arts partners with Insight Counseling Centers to bring an interactive mental health awareness campaign to Heathers the Musical ticket holders.
The #MurfreesboroMood wall will be in The Center’s lobby through Sept. 16. The wall holds 21 different emotion word stickers – including words like joyful, stressed, exhausted, thankful, and hopeful – for people to take and literally “wear their emotions.”
“Bullying, being bullied, and suicide are prominent themes in this musical,” shares Heathers director Rachel Jones. “While we want to entertain our audience with this popular production, we know that the topics are serious and we want to use our platform to help Insight Counseling Centers get the conversation started about destigmatizing mental health, raise awareness about the prevalence of mental illness, depression, and suicide, and provide communities in Middle Tennessee with information about where they can receive quality, affordable mental health services.”
Heathers The Musical, based on the '80s cult classic film of the same name, tells the dark story of Veronica Sawyer, beautiful, brainy teenager who hustles her way into the most powerful and ruthless clique at Westerberg High: the Heathers. Before she gets comfortable atop the high school food chain, Veronica discovers that being one of the Heathers means bullying kids she once called friends. When Veronica finds herself attracted to a mysterious newcomer at school named Jason Dean (JD), the story takes a turn and an innocent drink mix-up results in the accidental poisoning of one of the Heathers. JD convinces Veronica to stage it as Heather's suicide. The results are so successful that Veronica and JD, exhilarated with their newfound power, resolve to kill off the rest of Westerberg High’s cruelly popular elite.
With an amazing cast of local performers, this production will take you back to a time when bullying was 'cool’ and show you the beginnings of the anti-bullying movement which is only now prevalent in our schools. The film became a cult favorite, spawning memorable phrases such as "What's your damage?", "It'll be very," and "Greetings and Salutations"
Heathers The Musical is sponsored by The Murfreesboro Pulse.
For more information, visit boroarts.org.
HEATHERS PERFORMANCE DATES
Fridays and Saturdays 7:30 pm, Sundays 2:00 pm
PERFORMANCE VENUE: The Center for the Arts 110 W College St Murfreesboro, TN 37130
HEATHERS TICKETS: Adult: $15.00, Seniors (60+)/Students (12+)/Military: $13.00
Discount of $2.00 per ticket for groups of 10 or more.
Call 615-904-2787 for group reservations.
TICKETS & SEASON PASSES: boroarts.org 615-904-ARTS (2787)
About Insight Counseling Centers
Insight Counseling Centers, founded in 1985, is a 501(c)(3) with the mission of restoring lives to wholeness – mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. We do this by providing quality counseling services to clients across eight offices in Middle Tennessee. Every year we provide over $300,000 of financial assistance for our clients to receive more than 4,500 sessions of compassionate, professionally licensed psychotherapy. For more information about Insight Counseling Centers, please visit our website www.insightcounselingcenters.org.