Musical Theatre Master’s


Our High School Musical Theatre program is currently working on Heather’s.

For details on our next show email:

About Heathers:

The Musical (High School Edition) 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 atop the high school food chain, Veronica falls in love with the dangerously handsome 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 butt… but J.D. has another plan for that bullet.

Brought to you by the award-winning creative team of Kevin Murphy (Reefer Madness, Desperate Housewives), Laurence O’Keefe (Bat Boy, Legally Blonde) and director Andy Fickman (Reefer Madness, She’s The Man), Heathers: The Musical (High School Edition) is a hilarious, heartfelt and homicidal new show based on the greatest teen comedy of all time. Are you in, or are you out?


Show Dates: 22nd – 24th February 2018 @ Laycock St theatre

Auditions: Wednesday 19th July

Call Backs: Friday 21st July

Studio registration date: Monday 24th July

Rehearsals weekly from- Wednesday 26th July

Rehearsal times: 5pm – 8:30pm (consisting of classes and rehearsal)



Born and raised in Perth, Pippa moved to Sydney in her late teens to pursue acting. Her career has spanned nearly three decades and has seen her performing extensively in film, television, theatre and musical theatre throughout Australia and overseas. Pippa currently resides on NSW’s beautiful Central Coast.

Pippa’s recent career highlights include playing Judith Durham in the new hit musical Georgy Girl, inspired by the true life story of The Seekers, Barbara in Michael Gow’s Europe at the Seymour Centre, Mrs Braddock in The Graduate alongside Jerry Hall, the role of Mrs Banks in Mary Poppins for Disney/Cameron Mackintosh (Australia/NZ tour), Small Time Gangster for Boiler Maker Burburry Entertainment and the role of Elphaba for the Sydney season of the Broadway smash hit Wicked for the Gordon Frost Organisation.

Additional musical theatre credits include starring in Kookaburra’s production of Company, Michael Coppel’s We Will Rock You, The Production Company’s The Pajama Game, Jacobsen Entertainment’s The Witches of Eastwick, Ensemble’s production of Mary Bryant and Sydney Theatre Company’s Into the Woods and A Little Night Music.

Other theatre credits include: Bell Shakespeare’s Just Macbeth, which played at Sydney Opera House and Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2010, STC’s Waikiki Hip and Black Rock, Company B’s The Threepenny Opera, Company B and Hair of the Dog’s production of The Misanthrope and The Vagina Monologues by BCHM.

Her television credits include Here Come the Habibs (series 1 & 2), Home And Away, Mr & Mrs Murder, Underbelly: Razor. Magical Tales, All Saints, Balmain Boys, South Pacific, Twisted Tales, Water Rats, E Street, GP, Brides of Christ, Golden Fiddles, A Country Practice, and Come in Spinner.

Pippa has also appeared in features films such as: Broke, Mr Accident, A Change of Heart, Hotel de Love, Dating the Enemy, Muriel’s Wedding, and Over the Hill.

About The Classes

This is not an amateur style musical, At Nate Butler’s Studio we teach our students the Art Of Musical Theatre allowing us to bring every show to a professional standard.
To take part in Heathers you will also need to take 2 classes at the studio on Wednesday before the Rehearsal.
Consisting of
* 45 min Dance Class – Musical Theatre Dance
* 45 min Song Rep Class – Each week students prepare and perform a song for the class and are critiqued by Nate Butler.
The skills learn in these classes will then be used by Pippa Grandson in the rehearsals for Heathers.

Rehearsal times on Wednesdays:
* 5pm – 5:45pm – Dance (Teacher Steph Ryan)
* 5:45pm – 6:30pm – Song Rep (Teacher Nate Butler)
* 6:30pm – 8:30pm – Heathers Rehearsal (Director Pippa Grandison)