Triangle Productions' candy-colored musical version of the 1988 cult classic is slightly lighter, but with the same body count. Picture fewer F bombs, and when mean girls get knocked off, they hang around as specters to enjoy the show. Hilarious song and dance numbers make excellent use of the movie's best lines—you'll be singing along to "My Dead Gay Son" in no time. On-brand bonuses include a pre-show signature cocktail called the Heathers-Up, snack-size bags of Heather C's favorite snack—corn nuts—and scrunchies on sale to benefit a local crisis hotline. Bright-Faced Malia Tippets shines as the outsider Veronica, particularly in the duet "Seventeen" with the darkly-funny and brooding J.D. (Ethan Crysal). Extra show at 7 pm Sunday, April 3.
See it: Heathers: The Musical is at Triangle Theater, 1725 NE Sandy Blvd., 239-5919. 7:30 pm Thursday-Saturday, March 17-April 2; 2 pm Sunday, March 20 & 27. $15-$35.