Lunch Time Poll with Jade Hesson

Reelout & Blue Canoe Productions are proud to be co-producing Heathers The Musical, (book, music & lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe and Kevin Murphy) at The Baby Grand Theatre in Kingston, ON Canada.  The show runs Tuesday May 3-Sunday May 8, 2016.


Name: Jade Hesson   Age: 21    Role: Heather McNamara

Where You’ve Seen Her Before: You may have seen me in Company, as “Marta”, with Queen’s Musical Theatre, or perhaps in Dogfight, as “Marcy”, with Queen’s Musical Theatre, or maybe even in Legally Blonde, as “Margot” with once again, Queen’s Musical Theatre…… do we see a trend here……?

Who’s Your Favourite HEATHERS THE MUSICAL character? My favourite Heathers the Musical character would have to be “Young Republicanette” because she is smart, witty, and isn’t afraid to bust a move when the time is right. She is a VERY underappreciated character within Heathers, and although most of the time she is mute, when she does talk she says the real important stuff.

Which is bizarre because most Republicans don’t know when to shut up. 


Young Republicanettes?

You win 1 million dollars the same day aliens land on earth and say they’re going to blow it up.  What are you going to do with the money? I think I would get my butt on a private plane with Russell Brand (actor, comedian, social activist and HOTTIE extraordinaire), fly and see as many places as I could before the aliens did their business and hopefully eat some amazing street food! Then, I would likely hide my money in a cool cave and hope that I survive the alien bombing and then use it to buy a house on the water for my retirement.

If you were stranded on a deserted island with only one Heather who would it be and why? This is a tough question but I would probably go with Heather Duke because I have a feeling she would have some good survival skills! Although she is shallow and slightly catty, I think she would get over it once she realized that giant panthers don’t care if you’re popular, they will eat you regardless.

What Song Title best describes your character’s personality? I think the following 80’s songs describe Heather Macnamara quite well: Holding Out For a Hero, Can’t Fight this Feeling, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, Another One Bites the Dust and Material Girl.

Heathers the Musical is part of The Juvenis Festival, a week-long celebration of youth and the arts in Kingston funded in part through the generosity of the City of Kingston Arts Fund. #juvy2016  Check out their website at