Head Over Heels
by Zach Theatre

Jan. 25 - Feb. 01 (2023)

This laugh-out-loud love story about the outrageous escapades of a royal family 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,” and Belinda Carlisle’s “Heaven is a Place on Earth” and “Mad About You.” 

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
Directed by Dave Steakley
Musical Direction by Allen Robertson 



ZACH Theatre is currently seeking talented actors and actor/musicians of all ethnicities for our upcoming production of Head Over Heels. Actors local to the Austin, Texas area are particularly encouraged to submit. In-person auditions will be held in Austin the first week of February and we will be accepting video submissions as first round auditions for individuals from out of town. In-person callbacks will be held in Austin and in NYC in February. 


Rehearsals begin July 18th, 2023. Performances begin August 9th, 2023, and close September 10, 2023, with six to seven shows per week: Wednesdays through Sundays at 7:30pm and some Saturday and Sundays at 2:30pm. 


ZACH is intending to operate as a fully vaccinated workplace. All cast members will be expected to follow strict health and safety protocols set forth in accordance with AEA guidelines. 


For local auditions please email auditions@zachtheatre.org to request an audition time slot by January 30th. The schedule for auditions will be sent out on February 1st. 

For individuals auditioning from out of town please film your audition, beginning with a slate, followed by a brief cut of a song from the show. We welcome the use of any cut or accompaniment that you prefer. Please film your audition in front of a clean background, with no backlighting. 

Please submit your video, headshot, and resume via webform (click HERE for the link.) 

Submission Deadline: Wednesday, 2/1 at 6 pm CST 


BASILIUS- King of Arcadia, Basilius clings to tradition. Used to being in charge, having his authority threatened or questioned is an unfamiliar and uncomfortable feeling for him. Blindly thinks Arcadia is doing great under his masculine rule, which will be sorely tested during the course of the show.
Vocal Range: Tenor 

GYNECIA- Queen of Arcadia. Smart, knows what she wants and isn’t afraid to go after it. Like any long standing spouse, knows how to get her way with her husband when push comes to shove.
Vocal Range: Alto 

PAMELA- Basilius and Gynecia's older daughter. Known to be the most beautiful bachelorette in the Kingdom. She is willful, self dramatizing, and seemingly obsessed with appearances. Caught between who she really is and who the world wants her to be.
Vocal Range: Mezzo-Soprano with belt. 

PHILOCLEA- Basilius and Gynecia's shy younger daughter. Used to being in the shadow of her older sister, Philoclea has learned that her value lies in being a “good girl” who behaves according to the expectations of others. She is in love with her childhood friend Musidorous.
Vocal Range: Soprano with belt. 

DAMETAS- The King's viceroy; father to Mopsa. Wise, gentle, deeply loyal even when he disagrees with or doubts Basilius’s actions. A widower who bears the weight of missing his wife. He adores his daughter but has difficulty expressing his feelings and processing the feelings of others.
Vocal Range Tenor, Baritone, Bass 

MOPSA- The loyal handmaiden to Pamela with whom she also happens to be in love. Growing up without a mother has made Mopsa wise beyond her years about everyone and everything. She is often able to see the truths of others before they realize it for themselves.
Vocal Range: Mezzo-Soprano with belt. 

MUSIDORUS- A pure-hearted and guileless shepherd who pines for his childhood friend and beloved, Philoclea. Forced to disguise himself as a woman in order to stay near to his love.
Vocal Range: Tenor 

PYTHIO- (Non-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, Bass