“Heathers: The Musical” Through Aug. 13 OnStage Atlanta 2969 East Ponce de Leon Ave. Decatur, GA 30030 www.onstageatlanta.com “Little Shop of Horrors” July 15 – Aug. 20 Actor’s Express 887 W. Marietta St., Atlanta, GA 30318 www.actorsexpress.com teenage sex,” Miller said. “It’s a dark comedy for sure. I think some theaters would probably want to choose something safer. We think our audiences are going to love this. It’s my era. People who saw this when it came out in 1989 – those people are now parents of teenagers with fond memories of the movie.”
He thinks the material holds up very well, with themes of cliques, acceptance and loneliness.
“Every generation of students in high school faces that,” Miller said. “Freshmen in high school have to wonder, ‘Where do I fit and will I be alone at the lunch table?’ Veronica is looking for love and she falls for a bad boy.”
The show also has a gay subplot, although giving away the specific nature of that takes away the surprise for patrons unfamiliar with it.