Kokandy Productions Announces Chicago Premiere Of HEAD OVER HEELS
Kokandy Productions has announced the Chicago premiere of the bold new musical comedy HEAD OVER HEELS, featuring songs by The Go-Go's, based on The Arcadia by Sir Phillip Sidney, conceived and original book by Jeff Whitty and adapted by James Magruder. Making its Chicago debut just six months after concluding its Broadway run, HEAD OVER HEELS is co-directed by Kokandy's new Producing Artistic Director Derek Van Barham and Elizabeth Swanson, with music direction by Kyra Leigh and choreography by Breon Arzell. Casting will be announced shortly. HEAD OVER HEELS will play July 1 - August 25, 2019 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at www.kokandyproductions.com, by calling (773) 975-8150 or in person at the Theater Wit Box Office.
From the visionaries that rocked Broadway with Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Avenue Q and Spring Awakening, HEAD OVER HEELS is a laugh-out-loud love story is set to the music of the iconic 1980's all-female rock band The Go-Go's, featuring the hit songs, "We Got the Beat," "Our Lips Are Sealed," "Vacation," Belinda Carlisle's "Heaven is a Place on Earth" and "Mad About You."
A hilarious, exuberant celebration of love, HEAD OVER HEELS follows the escapades of a royal family on an outrageous journey to save their beloved kingdom from extinction - only to discover the key to their realm's survival lies within each of their own hearts.
Comments Producing Artistic Director Derek Van Barham, "A celebratory pop musical about self-love and acceptance? I can't imagine a better way to spend the summer! Whether you're looking for escape or sanctuary, the world of Head Over Heels has something for everyone. There's a universal journey of self-discovery at the pulse of this show, and I am so proud to be able to share it with Chicago!"
Kokandy Productions celebrates the launch of its new season with WE GOT THE BEAT: A Totally Kokandy Cabaret on Monday, April 29 at 8 pm at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. The musical benefit will showcase new songs from the upcoming season and celebrate some of the company's greatest hits, including The Wiz, Grand Hotel, Bonnie & Clyde and Heathers. Tickets: $20 general admission; $35 Totally Very admission (Includes reserved seating and 6 raffle tickets). Tickets are available at www.kokandyproductions.com.
Board President Scot Kokandy comments, "I also wanted to take this opportunity to share some updates to our staff and board. In January, we welcomed new board member Katherine Smith to fill the vacancy that occurred due to the passing of Gitta Jacobs. We know Gitta will always be with us in spirit cheering us on and we thank her for her wisdom and guidance while working with us. Nik Whitcomb has left as one of our Artistic Associate - we wish him well on all his artistic endeavors. Lastly, founding member John D. Glover retired from the organization last year and I want to acknowledge his contributions. Not only did John contribute to the artistic formation and ongoing vision of the company by directing sixs shows over six years, but he made significant contributions financially, both personally and through his fundraising efforts. If it wasn't for John's efforts and support early on, the company wouldn't be here today."