Head Over Heels (High School Edition)

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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.

Broadway Licensing’s author-approved High School Editions are carefully curated to be made suitable for teenage actors and family audiences. These versions soften offensive language and sexual content while maintaining the integrity of the show and preserving the authors’ intent. We are proud to work with our authors and create opportunities for student actors to engage with relevant material in an age-appropriate manner.

Roles
4F, 3M, 1 Any + Ensemble
Musicians
5
Acts
2
Duration
120 Min

Music

Creators

James Magruder

James Magruder

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

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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

Photos

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. Known to be the most beautiful bachelorette throughout Arcadia.

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.

Production Materials

Included in your license are the following cast and crew scripts. These materials will be shipped 60 days prior to the first performance.

21 Cast Script/Vocal Books

A combination of the show’s full script and the full vocal book. All dialogue within each song is printed in the score to prevent flipping back and forth during rehearsals. All books are spiral-bound and double-sided.

2 Director’s Scripts

A single-sided, spiral-bound script designed with plenty of space for the director to take notes and add blocking during the rehearsal process.

1 Stage Manager’s Script

A single-sided, three-hole punched script that can be inserted into your three-ring binder.

1 Piano/Conductor Score

A keyboard score that is a key part of the show’s actual orchestration. This score contains both vocal parts and a cue staff, which guides the conductor through the full orchestration by informing them when instruments enter the song, as well as providing specific part lines when necessary.

1 Piano/Vocal Score

Orchestrations

Guitar 1, Guitar 2, Bass, Drums

Promotional Resources

Head Over Heels (High School Edition) Logo Pack

Official Logo Pack

Included with license

Includes color and black and white high-resolution logo files in JPG, PNG, and EPS formats.

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Head Over Heels (High School Edition) Official Show Artwork

Official Show Artwork

£129.5 / £92.5 for educators

Creating artwork for your performance has never been easier – customize online in minutes, download a print-ready PDF, order printed posters, access layered files.

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Head Over Heels (High School Edition) Promotion Kit & Social Media Guide

Social Media Marketing Kit

£185 / £111 for educators

Includes everything you need to plan and implement the promotion of your show – 50+ graphics for social media, original show specific content, social media guide, promotion calendar and press release template.

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Production Resources

Advance Pack

1 Piano/Vocal Score, 1 Director’s Script and 1 Cast Script/Vocal Score shipped as soon as payment is received.

£73.67

Archival Video License

If you want to record your production for archival purposes and to provide at cost copies to your cast and crew, you may do so by purchasing a video license.

£110.51

Stage Tracks / Show Ready

These high quality performance and rehearsal tracks will greatly enhance your production.

£515.72

StageTracks

These high-quality, professional pre-recorded performance and rehearsal tracks will greatly enhance your production. These audio files are used for all music cues marked within the script. StageTracks are an excellent option if you're not using a live piano.

£139.24-£221.02

Extra Rehearsal Weeks

If you need your full set of production materials prior to the regularly scheduled shipment (60 days prior to the first performance ), you can request additional weeks.

£73.67 / week

Digital Orchestration Parts

Prefer playing or rehearsing from your tablet? All of our orchestration scores (including PC and PV) are available in digital copies.

PC or PV £36.84
Orchestration Parts £18.42/per book

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).