Head Over Heels

HEAD OVER HEELS is the bold new musical comedy from the visionaries that rocked Broadway with Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Avenue Q and Spring Awakening. This laugh-out-loud love story is set to the music of the iconic 1980’s all-female rock band The Go-Go’s, including the hit songs, “We Got the Beat,” “Our Lips Are Sealed,” “Vacation,” Belinda Carlisle’s “Heaven is a Place on Earth” and “Mad About You.”

A hilarious, exuberant celebration of love, HEAD OVER HEELS follows the escapades of a royal family on an outrageous journey to save their beloved kingdom from extinction—only to discover the key to their realm’s survival lies within each of their own hearts.

Roles
5F, 3M
Musicians
5
Duration
130 Min

Music

Creators

Jeff Whitty

Jeff Whitty

Creator & Original Book Musicals: Avenue Q (15th Anniversary, Broadway and Off-, West End, International, Tonys Best Book and Musical), Bring It On (Tony Nom. Best Musical), Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City (Bay Area Critics Circle Award,...

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James Magruder

James Magruder

Adaptation James Magruder made his Broadway debut with the book for Triumph of Love. His adaptations of Marivaux, Moliére, Lesage, Labiche, Gozzi, Hofmannsthal, Dickens and Giraudoux have been staged across the country in Germany and Japan,...

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The Go-Go’s

The Go-Go’s

Music & Lyrics The Go-Go’s are band members Charlotte Caffey, Belinda Carlisle, Gina Schock, Kathy Valentine and Jane Wiedlin and they will forever have the beat! These...

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Videos

Instrumentation

5 Musicians

Conductor/Keyboard
Guitar 1
Guitar 2
Bass
Drums

Casting

Basilius
King of Arcadia. A sexy, good ol' boy. A hothead, but not a despot. Blindly thinks Arcadia is doing great under his masculine rule, which will be sorely tested during the course of the show.

Gynecia
Queen of Arcadia. Sexy, wise, beautiful. Like any longstanding spouse, knows how to get her way with her husband when push comes to shove.

Pamela
Basilius and Gynecia's older daughter. Confident and obsessed with her appearance regardless of what others think.

Philoclea
Basilius and Gynecia's younger daughter. Shy and a "good girl", she yearns to follow her heart rather than obey her father's orders.

Dametas
The King’s viceroy; father to Mopsa.

Mopsa
Handmaiden to Pamela. Warm, skeptical. Growing up without a mother has made her wise beyond her years about everyone and everything, which is why she is the (sometime) narrator to the show.

Musidorus
A young shepherd who courts after Philoclea.

Pythio
The Oracle; powerful, mysterious. Demanding. Great sense of humor--can see through everyone--they are the Oracle of Delphi, after all. Performers isn't limited to gender identity and ethnicity.

Ensemble
Unique, charismatic individuals to inhabit the kingdom of Arcadia.

Credits

Conceived by, Original Book by
Jeff Whitty

Adaptation by
James Magruder

“Automatic Rainy Day” – written by Regina Schock, Steve Plunkett, and Jane Wiedlin. Used by permission of Plunksongs (BMI), Schock It to Me Music c/o PEN Music Group Inc. (ASCAP) and Wiedwacker Music (ASCAP).

“Beautiful” – by Charlotte Caffey and Regina Schock. Used by permission of Schock It to Me Music c/o PEN Music Group Inc. (ASCAP) and Universal Music- MGB Songs (ASCAP).

“Cool Jerk” – by Donald Storboll. Used by permission of T/Q Music Inc. c/o BMG Bumblebee (BMI).

“Get Up and Go” – by Charlotte Caffey and Jane Wiedlin. Used by permission of Universal Music- MGB Songs (ASCAP).

“Good Girl” – by Charlotte Caffey and Jane Wiedlin. Used by permission of Universal Music- MGB Songs (ASCAP)

“Head Over Heels” – by Charlotte Caffey and Kathy Valentine. Used by permission of Universal Music- MGB Songs (ASCAP) and Spirit Two Music Inc. o/b/o Spirit Services (ASCAP).

“Heaven is a Place on Earth” – by Richard Nowels, Jr. and Ellen Shipley. Used by permission of BMG Bumblebee (BMI) and Spirit Two Music Inc. o/b/o Spirit Services Holdings, S.a.r.l (ASCAP).

“Here You Are” – by James Vallance, Charlotte Caffey, and Jane Wiedlin. Used by permission of Wiedwacker Music (ASCAP), Chargo Music (ASCAP), and Universal Music- MGB Songs (ASCAP).

“How Much More” – by Charlotte Caffey and Jane Wiedlin. Used by permission of Universal Music- MGB Songs (ASCAP).

“Lust to Love” – by Charlotte Caffey and Jane Wiedlin. Used by permission of Universal Music- MGB Songs (ASCAP).

“Mad About You” – by Paula Jean Brown, James Francis Whelan and Mitchel Young Evans. Used by permission of Universal Music- MGB Songs (ASCAP) and Len Freedman Music, Inc. on behalf of Lilac Drive Music (ASCAP).

“Our Lips are Sealed” – by Jane Wiedlin and Terence Edward Hall. Used by permission of Universal Music- MGB Songs (ASCAP) on behalf of itself and Plangent Visions Music Ltd. (ASCAP)

“Skidmarks on My Heart” – by Belinda Carlisle and Charlotte Caffey. Used by permission of Universal Music- MGB Songs (ASCAP) and Punishment Tunes c/o BMG Gold Songs (ASCAP)

“This Old Feeling” – by Charlotte Caffey and Jane Wiedlin. Used by permission of Universal Music- MGB Songs (ASCAP).

“Turn to You” – by Charlotte Caffey and Jane Wiedlin. Used by permission of Universal Music- MGB Songs (ASCAP).

“Vacation” – by Charlotte Caffey, Kathy Valentine and Jane Wiedlin. Used by permission of Universal Music- MGB Songs (ASCAP) and Spirit Two Music Inc. o/b/o Some Other Music (ASCAP).

“Vision of Nowness” – by Kathy Valentine and Craig Ross. Used by permission of Spirit Two Music Inc. o/b/o Some Other Music and Wigged Music (BMI)

“We Got the Beat” – by Charlotte Caffey. Used by permission of Universal Music- MGB Songs (ASCAP).