By Bill Hirschman, FloridaTheaterOnStage.com, for SouthFloridaReporter.com, Oct. 15, 2015 – These are not at all necessarily what we predict will be the best shows this season (although they may be) or the best attended or the most popular or the most award-winning. We don’t care. These are the shows we most want to see for a variety of reasons. The list is woefully incomplete, likely with major but unintentional omissions. We apologize if your favorite venue is not on the list.
In no order:
Heathers the Musical (Slow Burn Theatre Company / June 9-26 ) Last year we saw this spoofy off-Broadway riff on the already jet black film comedy. We thought it dovetailed so perfectly with Slow Burn’s love of musicals about the angst-ridden farce that is late adolescence that we made sure its founders knew all about it. Even sillier and funnier than the 1988 film, Heathers is a hilarious satire about a misfit teen who first tries to fit in with the cool kids in high school, only to be enlisted by a dreamy rebel who wants to literally blow up their shallow values along with the school. A solid hoot. Book, music and lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe and Kevin Murphy. To read our review of the New York version, click here.