Theatre Under the Stars

Head Over Heels

Songs byThe Go-Go’s
Based on ‘The Arcadia’ by Sir Philip Sidney

Conceived and Original Book by Jeff Whitty, Adapted by James Magruder

Announcement:

Theatre Under the stars announces auditions for its summer youth theatre production of Head Over Heels by Jeff Whitty and James Magruder, featuring the music of the Go-Go’s!

About the Show:

Head Over Heels is the bold new musical comedy from the visionaries that rocked Broadway with Headwig 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 “Heavin 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 form extinction—only to discover the key to their realm’s survival lies within each of their own hearts.

Simple Schedule:

Registration/Auditions TIMELINE:

Presale Registration/Auditions Open: February 24, 2023
Public Registration/Auditions Open: March 10, 2023
All Auditions/Registrations Due: June 2, 2023 by 5pm
Callbacks Announced: June 3, 2023
Callbacks: June 10, 2023
Cast Announced: June 11, 2023


CLICK HERE to be notified when registration and auditions open.

Rehearsals/Tech & Show Week:

CLICK HERE for a tentative rehearsal schedule.

Performances:

August 5 – 7, 2023

*Rehearsals will be held at the Theatre Under the Stars studios at the Hobby Center. Performances will take place in Zilkha Hall.

Show/Audition Information:

CLICK HERE to view an FAQ regarding the production, including information on casting, audition requirements, and COVID safety protocols.

While audition videos are collected to determine role assignments, all enrolled students will be cast in the production. After registering, you will receive information on how to submit your audition video. CLICK HERE for a breakdown of characters.

The show will be double cast with up to 40 students in each cast. However, not every role may be double cast. Which roles are and are not double cast is up to the discretion of the directing team.

Due to Hobby Center requirements, all participating students are required to be fully vaccinated by the end of March. There can be no exceptions to this requirement. Currently Hobby Center policy allows for fully vaccinated casts to perform without masks with all offstage time spent masked. As always, COVID safety protocols are updated on an ongoing basis in accordance with the CDC and Hobby Center guidance. More information on COVID safety will be provided closer to the start of rehearsals.