Head Over Heels

[image: A stylized, fictional image of silhouettes of people dancing around tall trees in a colorful forest]
Head Over Heels
Runs Jul 17Aug 24, 2025
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:Jeffrey Bracco
Supported by:Producers Richard & Peggy James

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Why you should see Head Over Heels

Because Entertainment Weekly calls it “a giddy neon anthem of acceptance.”
Because the first version debuted at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, so you know this musical is fun and vibrant and has bona fide theater roots.
Because you got the beat.


This laugh-out-loud love story is set to the infectious music of the iconic ’80s all-female rock band The Go-Go’s, featuring hit songs including “Vacation” and “Our Lips Are Sealed.” Led by the free-spirited Princess Pamela, the royal family journeys to save their beloved kingdom of Arcadia from extinction. Throughout a wild adventure filled with mistaken identities, forbidden romances and unexpected twists, the family learns that the key to their realm’s survival lies within their own hearts. Adorned with vibrant vibes and eccentric energy, Head Over Heels is a rollercoaster ride of fun that reminds us to embrace love in all its forms. You know what they say…we got the beat!

Details and special events

Head Over Heels previews July 17 and 18, and runs through Aug. 24. (No show on July 20.) By popular demand, we’ve added Saturday matinees and moved our Thursday start times to 7:30! Showtimes are Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 2 and 8 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $31-$70 now with no fees! Subscribe now for the 2024-25 season.

Bring a group of 10 or more and get 25% off the face value of each ticket. The discount is automatically applied when 10 or more tickets are in the cart. (Contact the box office if group members are paying separately.) If you are an employee of a fellow theater company seeking industry comps, please email us at least 48 hours in advance. Subject to availability.

Covid protocols:
If you are feeling unwell, please stay home, and don’t worry about your tickets. We’ll be happy to exchange them for another performance, free of charge. Masks are recommended indoors, except for select dates (details coming soon). Learn more about our Covid-19 protocols.

Special events:
Thursday, July 17, 8 p.m.: Pay What You Can Preview Night. (Call the box office at 408-295-4200 to name your own price.)
Friday, July 18, 8 p.m.: Preview Night.
Saturday, July 19, 8 p.m.: Opening Night.
Sunday, Aug. 3, 2p.m.: Mask required performance.

Parking and other info

Should you require ADA parking, email us or add a note to your order to reserve a spot in front of the glass doors. We will accommodate as many as possible. For everyone else, there’s free parking just a short walk away. The closest city lot is the First Street and I-280 Lot, under the freeway. Parking there is free on weekends and after 6 p.m. on weekdays. Get real-time parking info at parksj.org.

The theater is wheelchair-accessible; book the ADA & Companion seats when buying tickets.

Due to the intimate size of our theater, we unfortunately are not able to seat late patrons. Thank you for your understanding.