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A.C.T Auditions

Head Over Heels

auditions:
Monday, May 13, 3:30pm-7:00pm

callbacks:

Tuesday, May 14, 3:30pm-6:00pm

rehearsals:

mondays & wednesdays, 3:30pm-6:00pm (with a few Thursdays)
From May 20–June 20. 
Starting June 24, rehearsals will switch to
Monday–Friday, 12:45 PM - 4:15 PM. 


performances:
July 11–13, 2024

ages 13-19

what to prepare

Please prepare 16 - 32 bars (1 minute of music) from the show or something in the style of the show. If singing a song that's not in the show, you must bring sheet music with you for the accompanist. 

 

There will be a dance call. Please wear clothes and shoes you can comfortably dance in. Some students will be asked to stay through 7:00PM, the rest will be dismissed at 6:00PM.

We would like to extend a warm welcome to individuals of all races, all ethnicities, all gender identities, and abilities to audition. We believe that the arts should be a reflection of the diverse world we live in, and we are committed to creating an inclusive and welcoming environment for all performers. We encourage actors of all backgrounds and levels of experience to come and audition. So whether you’re a seasoned actor or new to the stage, we welcome you!

There is a non-refundable audition fee of $25 due at the time of auditions. Payments can be made in the form of cash, credit card, or check (made payable to “The Company Theatre”).


The cost of tuition for students cast in the production is $600 and must be paid by no later than the third week of rehearsals.

We would like to extend a warm welcome to individuals of all races, all ethnicities, all gender identities, and abilities to audition. We believe that the arts should be a reflection of the diverse world we live in, and we are committed to creating an inclusive and welcoming environment for all performers. We encourage actors of all backgrounds and levels of experience to come and audition. So whether you’re a seasoned actor or new to the stage, we welcome you!

Show Description & Character breakdown

THE TEAM

Director: Christie Reading

Choreographer: Brad Reinking

Music Director: Melissa Carubia

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.

Basilius - King of Arcadia. 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. 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.

Philocle - 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.

 

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

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frequently asked questions

does it cost money to participate in an a.c.t production?

Yes, we charge a non-refundable audition fee in the amount of $25 for all students who audition. Tuition for all students cast in the show is $600.

can i show up to auditions any time between 3:30pm and 6:00pm?

No, students should be present for the full audition process. Please arrive before 3:30 pm to check in and plan to stay until 6:00 pm.

can my parents stay to watch auditions?

No, we do not allow parents into the audition room. Parents are welcome to stay in the outer lobby to wait, or they can leave and come back at the end of auditions.

what should i wear?

Dress in clothes you can easily move around in! This will make the dance call easier for you. Close-toed shoes are recommended.

what should i bring with me to the audition?

Please bring a copy of your audition song for the pianist, and your $25 audition fee. We recommend bringing a bottle of water with you as well!

will i audition alone?

Yes, each student will perform their audition individually for the director and music director.

can i submit a video audition instead?

We would prefer to have you here in person. If you absolutely cannot make it to auditions, please contact the Education Coordinator at academy@companytheatre.com to inquire about sending a video.

does everyone who auditions get cast in the show?

No, not every student who auditions will be cast in the production.

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