Head Over Heels

Musical

Writers: Jeff Whitty James Magruder The GoGo's

Overview

Show Information

Music
Lyrics
Conceived By
Based on the Play/Book/Film
The Countess of Pembroke’s Arcadia by Philip Sydney
Category
Musical
Number of Acts
2
First Produced
2015
Genres
Comedy, Fairy Tale/Fantasy, Jukebox/Revue
Settings
Fantasy/Imaginary, Spectacle
Time & Place
16th Century, The Kingdom of Arcadia
Cast Size
medium
Orchestra Size
Medium
Dancing
Heavy
Ideal for
Professional Theatre, Regional Theatre
Casting Notes
Mostly female cast
Includes adult, mature adult, young adult characters

Synopsis

A jukebox musical featuring the songs of The Go-Go’s and based on Philip Sidney’s The Countess of Pembroke’s Arcadia, Head Over Heels is the story of what happens when the royal court of Arcadia is threatened by the mystical Oracle of Delphi with the loss of its “Beat,” the divine power that ensures the kingdom’s prosperity. King Basilius, whose own title is at stake, forces the members of the royal family and court on a journey to the woods in an attempt to escape the Oracle’s seemingly unavoidable prophecies. Through a plot containing usurped kingship, unlikely lovers, and gender-fluid disguises, Head Over Heels preaches unconditional love and acceptance of yourself and everyone you know, no matter their gender or sexual identity, and uses some of the greatest pop rock hits of the late 20th century.

Lead Characters