Teen Design & Tech Intensive
This class is designed for students with previous experience and those just starting their backstage theatrical journeys. Instructors work closely with students to develop a learning plan specifically designed to challenge and advance their skills in one (or multiple) areas of design and technical theatre.
Taught by: Mehdi Raoufi
Head over Heels (High School Edition)
Performances June 2 – 4, 2023
Songs by The Go-Go’s | Based on ‘The Arcadia’ by Sir Philip Sidney | Conceived and Original Book by Jeff Whitty | Adapted by James Magruder
Directed by Jeri Hammond | Music Direction by Jon Goldberg| Choreography by Joy Clark
Head Over Heels tells the story of several romances in the Kingdom of Arcadia. Philoclea, the youngest daughter of King Basilius and Queen Gynecia, falls in love with Musidorus. Her father is unhappy, however, because Musidorus is a common shepherd. Meanwhile, the king’s oldest daughter Pamela falls in love with her handmaiden. When their kingdom falls into danger, the royal family sets out 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.
Video auditions for a spot in the ensemble are now open, with rolling acceptance happening through Monday, February 20th at midnight. If accepted into the ensemble, we will hold in-person callbacks the week of February 27th for specific roles. Please note tuition for this program is $900 with scholarship and tuition assistance available.
Rehearsals will begin the week of March 6th. Initially, we will rehearse two weekday evenings a week and one weekend afternoon, with additional rehearsals as we head into May & June. We will collect information about your general availability and create a rehearsal schedule from the information provided. You will be provided a rehearsal calendar prior to rehearsals beginning in March.
Video auditions should be submitted as an unlisted Youtube or Vimeo link and should contain the following:
- Slate: Introduce yourself by stating your name, pronouns (if you would like to share), and age/grade.
- Song: Please sing 60-90 seconds of a pop/ rock song in the style of the show ( from the 1960s- today). The song should be sung to a karaoke/backing track.
- Monologue: Since Head Over Heels is told in verse, please select a piece of poetry to perform. It could be anything from a Shakespearean Sonnet to Shel Silverstein. It does not need to rhyme. We are looking for meaning & storytelling to come through.
You will also be asked to upload a headshot/photo & resume.
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