19 year old theatre producer brings production of HEATHERS to Sydney

The Mitchell Old Company (TMOC) today announced the 2021 season of HEATHERS: The Musical, coming to Darling Harbour this August. For a limited 2 week run, The Mitchell Old Company has scheduled 9 performances in the ARA Darling Quarter Theatre from 5 – 14 August, with tickets available from Ticketek. 19 Year Old, Mitchell Old (CEO and Artistic Director of TMOC) is both the producer and director of HEATHERS: The Musical – and is seeking to push the expectations of the both the Australian Theatre Industry and theatre audiences.

Mitchell Old began his professional theatre career by establishing TMOC at the conclusion of 2020 after identifying the lack of opportunities for emerging artists both during and before COVID. During February 2021, TMOC mounted their debut production of Jason Robert Brown’s The Last Five Years in the Pioneer Theatre. The limited season played to sold out audiences and received rave reviews:

The average age I am told is 20 and that holds very little relevance, really, apart from the reassurance that there is so much more of this fine work to come.” – Judith Greenaway, Reviews by Judith

After the success of TMOC’s first production, Mitchell is forging ahead to stage the company’s second
production – HEATHERS: The Musical. Under the mentorship of Jason Langley, TMOC found an all-star cast featuring recent graduates from WAAPA, VCA, Griffith University, AIM, ED5 and Brent Street. Featured in the cast are Sydney Theatre favourites including Jake Tyler (Cats – NZ Tour, Marriage of Figaro – Opera Australia) and the Queen of Independent Theatre herself, Michele Lansdown (Drowsy Chaperone – Hayes Theatre).

With a passion for empowering young professionals and creating professional experiences for both emerging and established artists, TMOC looks to be a leader in the Sydney Theatre Scene by pushing the bounds on what the industry and audiences expect. The Heathers creative team features both Harrison Alexander (Music Director) and Rheanna Hindmarch (Choreographer) making their professional theatre debut with TMOC. Fundamentally, TMOC centres itself on the idea that revolution comes from providing opportunity.

About HEATHERS: The Musical

Brought to you by the award-winning writing team of Kevin Murphy (Reefer Madness, “Desperate Housewives”), Laurence O’Keefe (Bat Boy, Legally Blonde) and Andy Fickman (Reefer Madness, She’s the Man). HEATHERS: The Musical, is the darkly delicious story of Veronica Sawyer (Tiegan Denina), 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 atop the high school food chain, Veronica falls in love with the dangerously sexy new kid J.D. (Jerrod Smith) When Heather Chandler (Sabrina Kirkham), 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.

Staged at the ARA Darling Quarter Theatre, HEATHERS: The Musical will run for a strictly limited 2 week season.

Session Detail

Venue: ARA Darling Quarter Theatre
Date: 05 August-14 August
Tickets available at HERE

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