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Head Over Heels (Musical)

Dec 6 - Jan 12, 2020

Songs by The Go-Go's
Based on The Arcadia by Sir Philip Sydney
Conceived & Original Book by Jeff Whitty
Adapted by James Magruder
Directed by NCTC Founder & Artistic Director Ed Decker

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Fall in love with a bold new musical set to the soundtrack of the most successful female rock band of all time, The Go-Go’s. This modern fairy tale features Billboard-topping hits like “We Got The Beat," “Our Lips Are Sealed,” and “Vacation” that defined the sound of a generation. Set in a faraway land where once-upon-a-time is right now, Head Over Heels follows the adventures of a royal family as they journey to save their kingdom from extinction and end up finding love in unexpected places.


Songs by The Go-Go's

Based on The Arcadia by Sir Philip Sydney

Book by Jeff Whitty

Adapted by James Magruder
Directed by Ed Decker


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"Shrewd, funny, sexy, and with a glorious beat, Head Over Heels will have you flipping for joy" - The Village Voice

"...delightfully daffy, exuberantly heart-open " - Vulture


"...glimmering...a fantasy and celebration of nonconformity" - TimeOut New York


"...the joyful production dials the camp to 11; this is a show with its tongue planted firmly in its cheek, except when it’s in someone else’s mouth" - Entertainment Weekly


"Hits from the groundbreaking ’80s band ... give the musical a surging pulse, a raw edge, a rebel vibe" - San Francisco Chronicle


"...makes for a fizzy, athletic, stylish and very funny night of musical theater" - SF Examiner


"Head Over Heels is enchanting, with innocent charm and a lively, headlong rush toward love, rekindling a belief in happy endings" - Talkin' Broadway


"...sparkles with unfettered freedom and compels us to leap forward with abandon, to groove with a new Beat" - Theatrius


"...a Zany Shakespearean Romance Set to the Go-Go’s Infectious Beats" - 7X7



Jeff Whitty (Conception & Original Book) won the 2004 Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical for Avenue Q. He also wrote the book to Bring It On: The Musical, which was nominated for a Best Musical Tony Award.


James Magruder (Adaptation) is a playwright, translator, and fiction writer. His other translations and adaptations for the stage include Triumph of Love, The Imaginary Invalid, and The Madwoman of Chaillot.


The Go-Go’s (Music and Lyrics) made history as the first all-female band that both composed and played their own songs to ever top the Billboard charts. Their 1981 debut album, Beauty and the Beat, remains one of the most iconic debut albums the world has ever seen.


Season Producers: Alvin Baum & Robert Holgate, Michael Golden & Michael Levy, Lowell Kimble, Ted Tucker

Graphic Design by Klinger Creative

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