MSU Department of Theatre Opens Jukebox Musical Featuring Songs by The Go-Go’s

The Michigan State University Department of Theatre begins its spring semester of performances with the musical comedy Head Over Heels, set to the music of the iconic 80s all-female rock band The Go-Go’s. Performance dates are February 18-20 and 22-27 in the Auditorium Building’s Fairchild Theatre. Attendees must be masked and show proof of vaccination or a negative test within 72 hours, along with ID.

Two people stand back to back, both with brown hair and wearing black face masks.
Bobby Conlan (left) and Leah Sugarman (right), both in the ensemble.

Adapted from the plot of The Countess of Pembroke’s Arcadia, a 16th-century prose romance by Sir Philip Sidney, this laugh-out-loud love story includes the hit songs, “We Got the Beat,” “Our Lips Are Sealed,” “Vacation,” and Belinda Carlisle’s “Heaven is a Place on Earth” and “Mad About You.” A hilarious, exuberant celebration of love 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.

Director Brad Willcuts says he hopes audiences will enjoy a night out at the theatre for a few hours of escape to a fantastical world. “Audiences will want to dance in the aisles and sing along. It’s a great show for young and old alike. We encourage everyone to escape their cares and worries and join us for an uplifting, hilarious night of musical theatre.”

Two separate photos collaged together. On the left is a woman with black hair putting her hand up to her ear. On the right is a person standing with their hand on their neck.
Alyssa Dickerson (left) and Bobby Conlan (right), both in the ensemble.

Content Notice: This show includes strobe lighting and fog/haze. Recommended for ages 12 and up.

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Tickets for Head over Heels are $23.50 for general admission, $21.50 for MSU faculty and staff and seniors, and $13.50 for students. Tickets are available online at, at the Wharton Center box office, or by calling 1-800-WHARTON.

Performance Dates & Times

  • Friday, February 18, 2022, at 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, February 19, 2022, at 8 p.m.
  • Sunday, February 20, 2022, at 2 p.m.
  • Tuesday, February 22, 2022, at 7:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, February 23, 2022, at 7:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, February 24, 2022, at 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, February 25, 2022, at 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, February 26, 2022, at 2 and 8 p.m.
  • Sunday, February 27, 2022, at 2 p.m.

For more information on the show and other MSU Department of Theatre productions, visit