Auditions

Spring 2024​ Auditions

Auditions for 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.

Auditions will be held in the Viking Theatre in the Student Center on Grand View University Campus, and in the Black Box Theatre in Building 5 on the DMACC Ankeny Campus.

  • Monday, January 22, 6 - 9pm —- Viking Theatre, Grand View Campus

  • Tuesday, January 23, 6 - 9pm —- Black Box Theatre, DMACC Ankeny Campus

Rehearsals for Head Over Heels, directed by Kristin Larson, music directed by Joshua Boggs, & Choreographed by Michael Tomlinson will likely start rehearsal on THURSDAY JANUARY 25; tech week begins on MARCH 18, at which time actors and crew can expect more rehearsal meeting dates and times; performances will be MARCH 25 - APRIL 6.

Please know that having conflicts does not preclude you from being cast!

If you are interested in helping with the production offstage, please contact Production Manager, Rachel Trimble​ to set up backstage interviews!​


Locations

For visual assistance with where the Black Box Theatre in Building 5 is and where to park, here is a link to the campus map, as well as the Building 5 Student Center.

The Black Box is located on the quad side (East side) of the building. If you enter by the Fountain on the East/Quad side of the building, the Black Box is around the corner to the left, following the tiled floor. If you enter by Trail Point Wellness Center, the Black Box is past Trail Point, past Café X, and across from Subway on the right hand side.

For visual assistance with where the Viking Theatre in the Student Center is and where to park, here is a link to the campus map, as well as the directions to the Student Center and Viking Theatre.

​The Viking Theatre is located on the East side of the Student Center (on the corner of E 14th St & Morton Ave). If you enter on the East/Quad side of the building, the Viking Theatre is directly to the right, across from the Bookstore. If you enter on the Western side of the building by E 14th St and the Skywalk, the Viking Theatre is past the circle Welcome Desk to the right, and down the hall, past the large wall mural.

​Sign-up

Auditions will be held January 22 & 23 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Sign up to audition with this Audition Form. This has important questions about your availability, which we ask that you please thoroughly communicate.

Audition Form

If you have any issues on the day and/or time of the au​dition, please email our Production Manager, Rachel, with updates.

Sides

We will have you perform a few bars of a song (selections provided), read a short side (selections provided), followed by a group dance call.

Music: Please prepare a song from the selections provided below (selections based on vocal range), and be prepared to learn and sing a short chorus number at auditions.

Dance: Please come prepared to move, and wear appropriate clothes that will allow you to do so. We also ask that you wear closed-toed shoes.

You do not need to memorize any dialogue, but we encourage you to familiarize yourself with dialogue for roles that you feel you are a strong fit for or want to play. We would also like you to know that it is quite possible you will be asked to read only one of the sides, and you may be asked to read any of the scenes with a wide range of directorial notes. If you feel more comfortable, you may want to print your own sides, though we will have provided copies at auditions.

Links to download the sides can be found below.​