Head Over Heels
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
Directed by Jacob Brent
Produced by special arrangement with Broadway Licensing. (www.broadwaylicensing.com)
Original Broadway Production produced by Christine Russell, Louise Gund, Donovan Leitch, Rick Ferrari, Gwyneth Paltrow, Scott Sigman, Hunter Arnold, Tom Kirdahy, Jordan Roth
The World Premiere of 'Head Over Heels' took place at Oregon Shakespeare Festival Bill Rauch/Artistic Director; Cynthia Rider/Executive Director
Developed with the support of New York Stage and Film & Vassar's Powerhouse Theater, Summer 2016
Jo O'Sullivan (Gynecia)(they/them) is a Senior Musical Theatre Major! Past UArts credits include Nonmonogamy (Johanna). Much love to my family and the 1121 crew!!
Julian Perez (Basilius)(he/they) is a Junior Musical Theater major, and is thrilled to be playing the role of King Basilius in this semester’s production of Head Over Heels. Previous Brind School credits include Hot Spot (Sid), and Visiones Del Cuerpo (Stomach). Regional: In the Heights (Usnavi), Newsies (Jack Kelly), Spring Awakening (Moritz). Julian would like to thank his friends, family, and the cast and crew of Head Over Heels. Feel free to dance, sing and enjoy the beat!
Khenadi Christmas (Pamela)(they/she) is a Junior Musical Theater major. Past UArts credits include: Men on Boats, Hot Spot by Amir Gad, and All At Once by Jack McManus. Professional Credits: Oedipus in Seattle by Savannah Reich (Fringe Festival). Huge thanks to the cast and crew for being amazing!
Lindsey Coffey (Philoclea)(she/her) is a Senior Musical Theatre major. UArts credits include: Lilith and Her Demons, and Ira Brind School of Theatre Work Study (Office Assistant and Box Office Manager). Love you Mom, Dad & Jenna. Thank you and enjoy the show!
Peter Stamerra (Musidorus)(he/they) is a Junior Musical Theatre major is thrilled to be making his UArts debut! Previous Regional credits include "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" as Charlie, "All Quiet on the Western Front" as Tjaden, and "Into the Woods" as the Baker among many others.
Shannon Sullivan (Mopsa)(she/her) is a Senior Musical Theater major. Past UArts credits include: La Vida Luka (Vida), Norton I, and The Blazing World. Other theater credits include: Bright Star (Ensemble/Margot u/s) at ASGT. "Thank you to my family, friends, Sailor, and ShanFans!"
Ronnie Lee (Pythio)(they/she) is a Senior Musical Theatre Major. Past UArts credits include La Vida Luka (ha!) and Kill The Whale (Polyphone Festival 20’). Professional Credits include Assistant Director/Choreographer and Stage Management of 101 Dalmatians/The Secret of Encanto respectfully (Music Theatre Philly), Costume Design for RENT School Edition (Music Theatre Philly). Huge thank you for the professional and educational opportunities of UArts, Music Theatre Philly, And RWS Entertainment.
Peter Kirby (Dametas)(he/him) is a Senior Musical Theater Major. Past UArts credits include Ballyturk, Norton I, Promenade, and Shapeshifters. Other credits include Claude in Hair, Emcee in Cabaret, and Bobby in A Chorus Line. To my parents and friends, I love you so much. To the Musical Theater class of 2023, look at how far we have come. I am so proud of us.
Liv Aldridge (Ensemble)(she/her) is a Junior Musical Theatre major. She is thrilled to make her UArts debut in Head Over Heels. Previous credits include Belle in Beauty and the Beast and Fraulien Kost in Cabaret. She wants to give thanks to her supportive parents who have made her dreams a possibility.
Francesca Caldwell (Ensemble)(she/her) is a Senior Musical Theater major. Past UArts credits: Red and Black, Ghost Town, La Vida Luka, Visiones del Cuerpo. Regional credits: Beauty and the Beast at Broadway Theatre of Pitman. Special thanks to her family, friends, and professors for their encouragement and support. Insta: @francescaacaldwell
Angel Dionne (Ensemble, u/s Pythio)(she/they) She is a junior at University of the Arts and is thrilled to be working on this production! Some favorite credits include Rent (Angel Dumott Schunard), Little Shop of Horrors (The Plant), The Drowsy Chaperone (The Chaperone), and Urinetown (Cladwell). Thank you to Jacob, Callie, Brigitte, and the amazing cast for making this an awesome experience!
Kayla Fitzgerald (Ensemble)(she/her) is a Senior Musical Theater major. Past UArts credits include Courtney in Crimson Lit. Other past roles include Belle in Beauty and the Beast, Cosette is Les Miserables, and Amber in Hairspray. Kayla is so grateful for her friends and family's love and support!
Parker Hood (Ensemble)(he/him) is a Junior Musical Theatre major and is grateful to be returning to the Arts Bank Main Stage. Past credits include: Pippin (Ensemble), Newsies (Davey), and Catch Me If You Can (Frank Abagnale Jr.). Parker would like to thank Jacob Brent, Bridgitte Rottman, and the whole cast and crew of Head Over Heels! We Got the Beat!
Zaire Moorer-Washington (Ensemble)(he/him) is a Sophomore Musical Theater major. First UArts Credit.
Felicity Mundy (Ensemble, u/s Mopsa)(she/her) is a Sophmore Musical Theatre major. This is her first UArts production! Thanks to the cast and crew and everyone’s hard work!
Maddy Wendell (Ensemble)(she/her) is jazzed to be a part of the incredible cast of Head Over Heels. Maddy is a Junior Musical Theatre major from Boston. Past UArts credits include: Crimson Lit (Polyphone Festival) Regional: Mamma Mia, Something Rotten (Priscilla Beach Thestre) Shoutout to my family and the 1121 crew, love you guys! IG: @maddywendell
Ev Dowling (u/s Dametas/Ensemble, Booth singer) is a Sophomore Musical Theatre major and is so excited to make his UArts debut! Favorite roles include Warren in Ordinary Days, Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors, and Wayne in Puffs! Much love to Mom, Dad, and all his friends for making this possible!
Julie Hamilton (u/s Gynecia, Booth singer)(she/they) is a Junior Musical Theatre major. She is thrilled to be making her UArts debut! Regional: A Year With Frog and Toad (Ballyhoo MainStage). Never grow up, never give in.
Emerson Howard (u/s Ensemble)(she/her) is a Sophomore Musical Theater major. This is her first show at UArts! Endless thanks to Mom, Dad, William, Carson, Sam and Ash. All the glory to God!
Abbie Jacobson (u/s Pamela, Booth Singer)(she/her) is a Sophomore Musical Theatre Major. She is so excited to be making her UArts debut! Past credits include: Footloose (Big Deal Productions) and Into the Woods (Chicago Academy for the Arts). So much love and thanks to her family and friends, teachers, CAA, and the UArts community!
Piper Loebach (u/s Philoclea/Ensemble, Booth Singer) is a Senior double majoring in Musical Theater and Directing, Playwriting, Production. Previous UArts credits include Overgrown and Norton I. Thank you to Jacob Brent and the entire Head Over Heels cast and creative team for such a valuable and educational experience!
Madison Luckey (u/s Ensemble)(she/her) is a Sophomore Musical Theatre major. Past UArts credits include Depression in “Dear Mr.C” as seen in last year’s Polyphone Festival! She’d like to thank the entire production team and her family for their support throughout this process. Instagram: @madsluckey
Emily Maino (u/s Ensemble)(she/her) is a Sophomore Musical Theater major. This is her first production at UArts. She would like to thank the whole cast and crew along with her family for their endless support.
Sofia Marchese (u/s Ensemble, Booth Singer) is a Senior Musical Theater major, and this is her first show at UArts! Thank you to Jacob, Brigitte, my fellow cast members (special shout to Swing Nation!!), and our amazing stage managers and crew members who make this show run. Hope you enjoy the show! :)
Emily Rooney (u/s Ensemble)(she/her) is a Sophomore Musical Theatre major. This is Emily’s first show at UArts, and she is delighted to be apart of this production. Emily thanks her cast mates for their support, and her family and friends for their love.
Bryant Fleming (u/s Ensemble)(they/them) - is a Sophomore Musical Theatre major. Is a Singer-Songwriter-Choreographer. Head Over Heels is the first production.
Jacob Brent (Director)
Brigitte Rottman (Music Director)
Sara Mascelli (Assistant Director)(she/they) is a Sophomore Directing, Playwriting, and Production major. Past UArts credits include La Vida Luka (Stage Manager), Nonmonogamy (Dramaturg), and Crimson Lit (Asst. Dramaturg). Regional: Sweet Charity, We Will Rock You, Sinderella (Scranton Shakes). Endless thanks to our ceaselessly incredible cast and crew. We got the beat!
Cali Wagner (Stage Manager)(she/her) is a Senior Directing, Design, and Playwriting major. Cali has also Stage Managed 'Sometimes the Rain, Sometimes the Sea', ASM 'The Last Five Years', and AD 'Hot Spot' at her time at UArts. Cali is very grateful for this opportunity to Stage Manager 'Head Over Heels' as her Senior Project and would like to thank her family, friends, and boyfriend for being so supportive of all her Stage Management dreams.
Ash Vaglica (Assistant Stage Manager)(they/them) is a Sophomore DPP major who is excited to have been a part of this production. Past credits include stage manager for Clusterpuck! (UArts Home Series) and assistant director for Les Miserables (Rubicon Theatre Company).
Violet Regan (Assistant Stage Manager)(she/her) is a Junior Directing, Playwriting, and Production major. Past UArts credits include: I Want A Country (Company) and Rhapsody Of Life's Progress (ASM).
Meghan Jones (Set Design)(she/her) has enjoyed her return to design at UArts for Head Over Heels. Previous designs include Bat Boy and High Fidelity. She designs throughout the Philadelphia region. Her designs can be experienced with Lantern Theater Co., InterAct, Inis Nua, Azuka, Walnut St. Theater, DTC, People’s Light and Act II Playhouse. She teaches stagecraft, management, and design for Ursinus College and is the Technical Director and Production Manager for their Theater and Dance Department. Meghan holds her MFA from Temple University. Most appreciation to UArts Staff, Cast, and Crew for all their love and support.
Kelly McLaughlan (Props Head)(she/her) is a Senior Theatre Design & Technology major. Past UArts credits include Pippin (Props Head), Polyphone 2022 (Props Head), and Equinox 2022 (Technical Director). A big thank you to everyone that’s helped her get here!
Anna Ryabova (Assistant Props)(they/them) is a Sophomore Theater Design and Tech major. Past UArts credits include the 2022 Equinox Festival (ATD). They can't wait for everyone to see this wonderful show. So much endless thanks and love to Kelly and the hours in the shop <3.
J. Dominic Chacon (Lighting Design)
Maura McLaughlin (Co-Costume Design)
Emily Morgan (Co-Costume Design)
Damien Figueras (Sound Design)
Alex Dembner (Assistant Sound Design)
J Alex Cordaro (Fight Choreographer)
Teayra Bowden (Season Dramaturg)
Katy Robinson (Crew)(she/they)is a Sophomore Acting Major. Past UArts credit includes Puck in "Clusterpuck". Endless thanks to my late aunt Naomi for always believing in my dreams; may she rest in power.
Fern Morehouse (Wardrobe Crew)(he/they) is a Sophomore Musical Theatre major and MBET minor. Past credits include Ghost Town (UArts Polyphone), Working (Wissahickon High School), Mamma Mia (Wissahickon High School), and Chicago (Wissahickon High School).
Kashaun McGhee (Crew)(any pronouns) is a Senior Acting major. Past UArts credits include A Rhapsody of Life's Progress and Listen Close, Listen Well. Endless thanks to my family and friends!
University of the Arts
David Yager, President and CEO
Kikau Alvaro, Interim Dean, Ira Brind School of Theater Arts
Aanika Allen, Assistant Dean, Ira Brind School of Theater Arts
Krista Apple, Interim Program Director, Acting
Amy Dugas Brown, Program Director, Directing, Playwriting, and Production
Jacob Brent, Interim Program Director, Musical Theater
Natalie Robin, Program Director, Theater Design and Technology
Quinn Bauriedel, Program Director, Pig Iron School MFA in Devised Performance
Nick Embree, Associate Professor
Sarah Sanford, Assistant Professor
Fadi Skeiker, Associate Professor
Rob Tucker, Visiting Assistant Professor
Leah Walton, Visiting Assistant Professor
Madison Claus, Senior Administrative Assistant
Lindsay Cram, Associate Producer
Joe Fasciano, Technical Director
Troy Martin-O’Shia, Production Electrician
LeVonne Lindsay, Costume Shop Manager
Larry Fowler, Sound Practicum Instructor
Chris Haig, Technical and Props Practicum Instructor
Millie Hiibel, Costume Practicum Instructor