Reviewed by Tony Annicone
Coventry High School Drama’s current show is “Heathers, the Musical”, the Rhode Island premier of PG 13 version of this musical. It was written by Laurence O’Keefe who created “Legally Blonde” and Kevin Murphy of Reefer Madness. Their terrific pop score expands the story while keeping the black edge comedy of the original movie. “Heathers, the Musical” is the darkly, delicious story of Veronica Sawyer, a brainy, beautiful teenage misfit who hustles her way into the most powerful and ruthless clique at Westerberg High: The Heathers. But before she can get comfortable at the top of the high school food chain, Veronica falls in love with the dangerously, sexy new kid, J.D. When Heather Chandler, the almighty, kicks her out of the group, Veronica decides to bite the bullet and kiss Heather’s aerobicized ass, But J.D. has another plan for that bullet.