BY STEPHANIE SIEGEL BURKE
Our picks for things to see and do in March and April
The Gaithersburg Arts Barn and Rockville
Musical Theatre will stage Heathers: The
Musical, a performance based on the
1989 cult-classic film Heathers, which
starred Winona Ryder and Christian
Slater. The story centers around a trio
of queen bee high school students—all
named Heather—and Veronica, the misfit
girl who plans to put them in their place.
The show features lots of fun songs, but
it also goes to some pretty dark places
as characters lose more than their social
status; some lose their lives, making this
production best for ages 15 and older.
8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m.
Sunday; $22, $18 students ages 15-21;
Gaithersburg Arts Barn, gaithersburgmd.
In comics and movies, superhero Wonder Woman comes from the mythical island
of Themyscira. But in real life, she comes from the mind of psychologist and lie
detector inventor William Moulton Marston, who created the character in 1941.
Learn about the origin of Wonder Woman from National Park Ranger Heidi Dietze
at her lecture, Merciful Minerva! Suffrage and the Birth of Wonder Woman. The
program focuses on the link between the suffrage movement of the early 20th
century and the creation of Wonder Woman. The event begins with a beer tasting
from Rockville’s True Respite Brewing Co.
Tasting starts at 7 p.m., talk starts at 7: 30, $10, registration required,
Gaithersburg Community Museum, gaithersburgmd.gov
When the American Girl
line of dolls debuted in the
1980s, there were only three
and World War II-era Molly. The
brand has grown to include
dozens of dolls representing
various periods of American
history, books (many written by
Silver Spring resident Valerie
Tripp) and movies. Now, the
American Girl characters take to
the stage in American Girl Live, a new Broadway-style musical about a group of
girls who come together at sleepaway camp. The story interweaves six iconic
American Girl characters and shows that lessons they learned through history
are still relevant to girls today.
2 p.m. and 6: 30 p.m.; $30-$76, $100-$130 VIP; The Music Center at Strathmore,