head over heels

a celebration of love and acceptance
Opens november 21! 

Based on The Arcadia by Sir Philip Sydney
Conceived and original book by Jeff Whitty
Adapted by James Magruder
Produced by special arrangement with Broadway Licensing (

Directed by Mathew Wright

THEY GOT THE BEAT! Join us this holiday for a fairy-tale celebration of love and acceptance in this raucous royal family “vacation,” HEAD OVER HEELS. Venture to the forest with the royals of Arcadia on a quest to save their beloved kingdom after they learn of an Oracle’s prophecy of doom, all while moovin’ and groovin’ to the music of The Go-Go’s in this exuberant Elizabethan-inspired musical!

From the visionaries who rocked Broadway with AVENUE Q, SPRING AWAKENING, and HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, James Magruder and Tony award-winning writer Jeff Whitty weave the iconic music of the all-female 80’s rock band The
Go-Go’s with the Elizabethan romance, The Arcadia. HEAD OVER HEELS is anything but old-fashioned as a fresh contemporary musical with a profoundly queer heart, a joyous and delightful narrative that will sweep you off your feet.

“It’s an exciting time to tell stories that uphold the different colors of humanity!” says Mila Jam on traveling to the Pacific Northwest this fall to play PYTHIO. “[I am] looking forward to celebrating diversity and finding my beat in Seattle with ArtsWest!”

“I saw HEAD OVER HEELS in its Broadway production last year and knew by intermission that it was a show we needed back in Seattle.  That it is so smart, so funny, and so unexpectedly timely is the first thing that hits you — the second is that it does it all through as clever a use of the music and lyrics of The Go-Go’s as you could possibly imagine,” says HEAD OVER HEELS director and Artistic Director of ArtsWest, Mathew Wright. “To see it brought to life by some of Seattle’s finest singers, actors, dancers, and creatives is going to be a truly extraordinary holiday treat.”                                                            


Run time – 2 hours with a 15 minute intermission

This production uses water-based haze.  

Content Note:  Head Over Heels is a light-hearted love story with some veiled & playful mature innuendo.  



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