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Audition for Head Over Heels

September 10, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Come audition for Head Over Heels
an upbeat pop musical with songs by The Go-Go’s
Based on ‘The Arcadia’ by Sir Philip Sidney
Conceived and Original Book by Jeff Whitty
Adapted by James Magruder
Audition Dates: September 10 & 11 with audition times starting at 6:30pm
Potential callbacks on September 12
Performance Dates: March 1,2,3 and 8,9,10
Director: Erin Greene Wallace
Music Director: Elisabeth Weber
Ages: Ages 16 years+ are invited to audition for this production!
Please select ONE audition time slot and ONE dance call time slot by filling out this online audition form linked below. You may assume you are in the slots you selected unless you hear back from us.
CLICK THIS LINK – https://forms.gle/F3vanvZkwLSts2c69
Audition Time Slots:
-15 minute increments between 6:30-7:15 and 8:00-8:45
(4 spots available in each 15 minute window)
-Dance Calls – 7:15 or 8:45
Audition Requirements:
*Please prepare and bring sheet music or karaoke track for 32 bars of an up-tempo song in the style of Head Over Heels. If you bring a track, please be prepared to plug into our sound system. An accompanist will be provided for those that bring sheet music.
*You will be asked to do a cold reading from the script with a member of the production team.
*You MUST sign up for and attend ONE of the two dance calls.
Character Descriptions are listed below:
Basilius (masculine presenting)
King of Arcadia. A sexy, good ol’ boy. A hothead, but not a despot. Basilius blindly thinks Arcadia is doing great under his masculine rule.
Vocal range: tenor
Gynecia (feminine presenting)
Queen of Arcadia. Sexy, wise, beautiful. Like any longstanding spouse, she knows how to get her way with her husband.
Vocal range: alto
Pythio (nonbinary – ideally seeking a performer who falls outside the gender binary)
The Oracle; powerful, mysterious. Demanding. Great sense of humor–can see through everyone–they are the Oracle of Delphi, after all.
Vocal range: alto or tenor
Pamela (feminine presenting)
Basilius and Gynecia’s older daughter. Confident and obsessed with her appearance. Known to be the most beautiful bachelorette throughout Arcadia.
Vocal range: mezzo-soprano/belt
Philoclea (feminine presenting)
Basilius and Gynecia’s younger daughter. Shy and a “good girl”, she
yearns to follow her heart rather than obey her father’s orders.
Vocal range: soprano/belt
Dametas (masculine presenting)
The King’s viceroy; father to Mopsa.
Vocal range: tenor, baritone, bass
Mopsa (feminine presenting)
Handmaiden to Pamela. Warm, skeptical. Growing up without a mother has made her wise beyond her years about everyone and everything,
Vocal range: mezzo-soprano/belt
Musidorus (masculine presenting)
A young shepherd who courts after Philoclea. A very offbeat hero who is great with physical comedy.
Vocal range: tenor
Ensemble
Unique, charismatic individuals to inhabit the kingdom of Arcadia.
For more info or help with signing up or the audition process contact us on Facebook Messanger or unityhouse@uuspringfield.org
Head Over Heels is presented by special arrangement with Broadway Licensing, LLC. (www.broadwaylicensing.com)

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Date:
September 10, 2023
Time:
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Venue

Unitarian Universalist Society of Greater Springfield
245 Porter Lake Drive
Springfield, MA United States
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