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'Head Over Heels'
Sunday: 2 PM
Thursday: 7 PM
Friday: 8 PM
Saturday: 8 PM
From the KPBS weekend arts preview:
What do the '80s band The Go-Go's and 16th century Chivalric literature? Diversionary Theatre's upcoming production of "Head Over Heels," penned by Jeff Whitty ("Avenue Q"), might offer one answer.
This is a "jukebox musical," so instead of original songs performed by the characters to advance the plot, existing, popular music is used. In this case, it's music by the '80s band The Go-Go's, based on Sir Philip Sidney's "Arcadia." The story effectively follows a royal family as they attempt to counteract an ominous prophesy — with some intrigue, jealousy and scandal along the way.
—Julia Dixon Evans, KPBS
From the organizers:
From the visionary behind "Avenue Q" comes a bold new Broadway musical fairytale where Once Upon a Time crashes into our present moment. In the mythical land of Arcadia, the royal family is challenged to set out on a journey to save their beloved kingdom from extinction. Through their adventure gender roles are upended, relationships liberated, and love is discovered in the most surprising of ways. Told to the hypnotic beat of the iconic 80’s all-girl rock band The Go-Go’s, Head Over Heels joyously unveils a path to a new world where diversity is celebrated and ladies lead!
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