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Auditions (Leduc): Head Over Heels – Leduc Drama Society

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Auditions (Leduc): Head Over Heels – Leduc Drama Society

Auditions!

Leduc Drama Society presents Head Over Heels
Songs by The Go-Go’s
Based upon The Arcadia by Sir Philip Sidney
Conceived and original book by Jeff Whitty
Adapted by James Magruder

An epic love story based on Philip Sidney’s Arcadia. Head Over Heels, 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.

PRODUCTION TEAM:
Producer: Cyndi Wagner
Director/Choreographer: Linette Smith
Musical Director : Melissa Carvery
Assistant Director: Doran Werner

PERFORMANCES
May 9-11 2024
Tech week May 5-8 2024
Maclab Centre for the Performing Arts, Leduc

The audition sign-up process has FIVE steps:
1) Read this casting call carefully.
2) Sign up for a five-minute audition slot, using the following form: https://forms.gle/TKPbCT1ovCGHofVm8
3) Complete the audition google form: https://forms.gle/pfkdS3B6WoX4m8Qg8
4) Read the script! Seriously, please read the scripts before you audition! https://broadwaylicensing.com/shows/broadway/head-over-heels/
5) Choose a song! Guidelines below.

Audition Preparation
When choosing a song for your initial audition, there are two options:
1) A song from the show (list available at script link above)
2) A song not from the show but one close in period and style; your generation is most assuredly aware of current musical theatre and its composers and styles so those auditioning are welcome to make an informed choice if you choose this option.
Please bring a device on which to play your instrumental track (we will try to have all the hookup options for you)

Character Descriptions are listed below:

  • Basilius (masculine presenting)
    King of Arcadia. A hothead, but not a despot. Basilius blindly thinks Arcadia is doing great under his rule.
    Vocal range: tenor
  • Gynecia (feminine presenting)
    Queen of Arcadia: wise, sceptical of her husbands rule.
    Vocal range: alto
  • Pythio (non-binary – 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
    The charismatic individuals to inhabit the kingdom of Arcadia. Dance skill an asset.

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