Head Over Heels logo - Four hands reach for a heart wearing a crown

Head Over Heels

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

October 22, 23, 24, 29, 30, 31, 2021

Crafton-Preyer Theatre

Peril is coming to the kingdom of Arcadia. At risk of losing its beat, a symbol of prosperity generations in the making, the royal family takes on a lively journey to save their kingdom. Together they discover the answer lies in love, acceptance, and dancing to the rhythm of one’s own heart. Set to the fabulous music of the 1980s, all-female rock band The Go-Go’s, this progressive love story will have audiences laughing and dancing in their seats.

This production includes adult language and themes. It may not be appropriate for all audiences. Moving and flashing lights are used in this production.

Creative Team

Directed & Choreographed by Nakeisha Daniel
Musical Direction by Ryan McCall
Scenic Design by Lindsay Webster
Costume Design by John Dylon Rohr
Lighting Design by Ann Sitzman
Sound Design by Nik Schrag
Stage Management by Bailey Kirk


Basilius - Jake Gillespie
Musidorus - Paul-Michael A. Johnson
Mopsa - Rachel Meyer
Pamela - Ella Galbraith
Pythio - Charles Nordquist
Philoclea - Olly Mitchell
Gynecia - Anna Duntz
Dametas - Dakota Morgan
Ensemble - Yasmin Armendariz, Johnny Dinh Phan, Jennifer Egley, Aubrey Lape-Brinkman, Katherine Leverenz, Daniela Saljanin, Basia Schendzielos, and Cicely Stevenson

Patron Information

  • All patrons must wear a mask while attending performances. Vaccinations are strongly encouraged for all patrons. Visit Protect KU for more information.
  • Concessions will not be available for these performances. All drinking fountains in Murphy Hall have also been turned off. Patrons are encouraged to bring reusable water bottles. A filtered water dispenser is now available in the main lobby.
  • Infrared hearing-assistive headsets are available these performances. Audio description for the visually impaired may be requested in advance from KU Audio Reader. Visit Accessibility for more information.

Ticket Information

  • Tickets are available in person at the University Theatre Box Office in Murphy Hall, by calling 785-864-3982, or online at the links below.

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Ticket Prices

  • Adults - $25

  • Children - $10

  • KU Faculty/Staff - $20

  • KU Students - $15 ($10 if purchased in advance)

  • Senior Citizens - $20