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Uptown Players announces auditions for the regional premiere of the musical Head Over Heels, which runs July 10-26, 2020 at the Kalita Humphreys Theater. 
A jukebox musical featuring the songs of The Go-Go’s and based on Philip Sidney’s The Countess of Pembroke’s Arcadia, Head Over Heels is the story of what happens when the royal court of Arcadia is threatened by the mystical Oracle of Delphi with the loss of its “Beat,” the divine power that ensures the kingdom’s prosperity. King Basilius, whose own title is at stake, forces the members of the royal family and court on a journey to the woods in an attempt to escape the Oracle’s seemingly unavoidable prophecies. Through a plot containing usurped kingship, unlikely lovers, and gender-fluid disguises, Head Over Heels preaches unconditional love and acceptance of yourself and everyone you know, regardless of gender or sexual identity, and uses some of the greatest hits of the Go-Go’s to do it.
The following roles are open to both equity and non-equity actors. There are four LOA/LORT principal equity contracts available for this production. The production is under the direction of Andi Allen, with musical direction by Lee Harris and choreography by Trevor Wright.

Charachter Descriptions:

BASILIUS (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 course of the show.

GYNECIA (alto) - 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 (Mezzo-Soprano) - Basilius and Gynecia's older daughter. Confident and obsessed with her appearance. Known to be the most beautiful bachelorette throughout Arcadia.

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.

DAMETAS (baritone) - The King’s viceroy; father to Mopsa.

MOPSA (mezzo-soprano) - 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 (tenor) - A young shepherd who courts after Philoclea.

PYTHIO (alto/baritone) - The Oracle; powerful, mysterious. Demanding. Great sense of humor--can see through everyone--they are the Oracle of Delphi, after all. Performers isn't limited to gender identity and ethnicity.

ENSEMBLE - Unique, charismatic individuals of all ages, ethnicities, genders to inhabit the kingdom of Arcadia.  Must be able to move well at a minimum.
Vocal auditions will be held by appointment on Saturday, March 7, 2020 from 10am to 530pm at the Kalita Humphreys Theater, 3636 Turtle Creek Boulevard (@ Blackburn), Dallas TX 75219. Please prepare 16-20 bar cuts of two contrasting selections in the style of the show. You must bring sheet music in the correct key. An accompanist will be provided. A headshot and resume are required at auditions.

For an audition appointment, fill out the online request HERE

For those that are unable to attend the auditions in person, video submissions consisting of 2 vocal selections and a 1 minute monologue may be sent to jeff@uptownplayers.org no later than March 5, 2020.
A dance callback will take place on Sunday, March 8 from 2pm to 7pm every hour. You will be taught a short dance combination. Callbacks will take place on Tuesday, March 10 from 6pm to 1030pm.
Rehearsals will begin the week of June 15, 2020. The production runs July 10 - 26, 2020 at the Kalita Humphreys Theater. For additional information, visit www.uptownplayers.org.