A message from Director Leslie Beauchamp:
Hello, Auditionees! We are so looking forward to meeting you all and seeing your work! There will be a dance/movement audition so please wear or bring appropriate clothes and shoes. Be prepared to come and have FUN-You got the BEAT!
Open auditions for FPT’s production of Head Over Heels will be held on Sunday, August 27, from 5:00 PM-8:00 PM! CALLBACKS on
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.
Head over Heels-Character Breakdowns
Basilius – Bari-tenor
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 show.
Gynecia – Mezzo Belt
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 – Soprano Belt
Basilius and Gynecia’s older daughter. Confident and obsessed with her appearance. Known to be the most beautiful bachelorette throughout Arcadia. Realizes during the show she is in love with her handmaid Mopsa.
Philoclea – Soprano
Basilius and Gynecia’s younger daughter. Shy and a “good girl”, she yearns to follow her heart rather than obey her father’s orders. In love with Musidorus.
Dametas – Tenor
The King’s viceroy; father to Mopsa.
Mopsa – Mezzo
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. In love with Pamela.
Musidorus – Baritone with good Falsetto
A young shepherd who courts after Philoclea. Willing to do just about anything to win her hand.
Ensemble – Dance Ability, move well
Unique, charismatic individuals to inhabit the kingdom of Arcadia.
Please prepare and memorize 16-32 measures of a GO-GO’s tune, or song similar in style, that best shows off your vocal qualities and range. Be sure to bring piano/vocal sheet music in the correct key for the provided accompanist with clearly marked cuts. There will be a Bluetooth Speaker available for those who have tracks.
Sign up for an audition slot at the link below!