Audition submissions accepted through November 24
Production Dates: May 31 – April 28

Maryland Ensemble Theatre is seeking submissions for specific roles only in the spring production of Head Over Heels directed by Gené Fouche, choreographed by Lena Janes, and music directed by Alison Shafer. Please submit headshot, resume, and a video recording of you singing a song (with accompaniment/backing track) in the style of the show. All submissions should be sent to Melynda Burdette Wintrol, Production Manager at MWintrol@marylandensemble.org. Please submit by Friday, November 24th for consideration. Callbacks will be held by invitation in early December.


  • Basilius
    King of Arcadia. A sexy, good ol’ boy. A hothead, but not a despot. Blindly thinks Arcadia is doing great under his masculine rule, which will be sorely tested during the course of the show.
  • Gynecia
    Queen of Arcadia. Sexy, wise, beautiful. Like any longstanding spouse, knows how to get her way with her husband when push comes to shove.
  • Dametas
    The King’s viceroy; father to Mopsa. 
  • Musidorus
    A young shepherd who courts after Philoclea.
  • Pythio
    The Oracle; powerful, mysterious. Demanding. Great sense of humor–can see through everyone–they are the Oracle of Delphi, after all.


Maryland Ensemble Theatre is dedicated to creating anti-oppressive artistic spaces and producing work that is representative of and accessible to our entire community. It is imperative that we make our spaces open to and affirming of all people. We realize that our past actions did not consistently fuel the deeper work and progress needed for us to create a theatre that is truly inclusive, specifically of traditionally marginalized populations. We aspire to reflect the community around us by fostering and maintaining diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our efforts must be continuous, intentional, and evolving.

Maryland Ensemble Theatre operates under a Code of Conduct which seeks to foster an environment of communication, safety, respect, accountability, and the health, safety, and well-being of the MET and its participants. We hope the following disclosures help you make an informed choice should you be offered a role in this production. 

  • MET makes the following audition commitments to you:
    • You will not be asked to audition more than 3 times for this production without compensation.
    • You will not be kept at any audition for more than 3 hours, or past 11pm.
    • You will not be asked to disrobe or perform any intimate contact or violence as a part of your audition.
  • Rehearsals are typically held 4-5 times per week. Approximately 80 rehearsal hours per production are spread over weekday evenings after 6pm, Saturdays between 10-4, and Sundays. 
  • MET generally produces 1 preview performance and 15 regular performances of each mainstage production. MET’s Fun Company generally presents 12 – 15 performances of each production.
  • MET will be casting swings and/or understudies. Swings and/or understudies are not guaranteed performances.
  • All contracts are non-union and paid a one-time stipend upon conclusion of the production. Swings/Understudies are paid a learning fee stipend and will be paid per show for any performances for which they go on. MET does not provide housing.
  • MET Mainstage is a black box seating approximately 96 patrons.  We can produce in a traditional proscenium configuration as well as thrust and arena. MET Stage2 is a black box seating approximately 70 patrons in a ¾ round/thrust configuration.
  • One week of potential extension is included in the run of each mainstage production.
  • Costumes will be supplied by the producer. However, actors will be asked to provide undergarments. Actors may be asked to provide shoes or other basic wardrobe pieces if mutually agreed upon and clearly discussed between the costume designer and actor. 
  • Actors are expected to give one hour of their time upon the show’s conclusion to assist with strike.


Rehearsals will begin on April 1, 2024 (approximately)

Tech rehearsals: Saturday, May 25 – Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Preview: Thursday, May 30, 2024


WEEK 1: 

Thursday, 5/30/24 @ 8pm PREVIEW

Friday, 5/31/24 @ 8pm OPENING

Saturday, 6/1/24 @ 8pm

Sunday, 6/2/24 @ 3pm


            Thursday, 6/6/24 @ 8pm

Friday, 6/7/24 @ 8pm *ASL Interpreted 

            Saturday, 6/8/24  @ 8pm

            Sunday, 6/924 @ 3pm


Thursday, 6/13/24 @ 8pm    

Friday, 6/14/24 @ 8pm

            Saturday, 6/15/24 @ 8pm

            Sunday, 6/16/24 @ 3pm


            Thursday, 6/20/24 @ 8pm

            Friday, 6/21/24 @ 8pm

            Saturday, 6/22/24 @ 8pm

            Sunday, 6/23/24 @ 3pm

Hold for Extension:

            Thursday, 6/27/24 @ 8pm

            Friday, 6/28/24 @ 8pm

            Saturday, 6/29/24 @ 8pm

            Sunday, 6/30/24 @ 3pm

Synopsis: HEAD OVER HEELS is the bold new musical comedy from the visionaries that rocked Broadway with Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Avenue Q and Spring Awakening. This laugh-out-loud love story is set to the music of the iconic 1980’s all-female rock band The Go-Go’s, including 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

Questions: Questions and submissions should be directed to Melynda Burdette Wintrol, Production Manager, at MWintrol@marylandensemble.org. No phone calls, please.




Melynda Burdette Wintrol

Production Manager

Maryland Ensemble Theatre

phone: 301-694-4744

website: www.marylandensemble.org

address: 31 W Patrick St., Frederick, MD 21701

Maryland Ensemble Theatre