May 24 - June 30, 2024

Original Book by Jeff Whitty
Adaptation by James Magruder
Music and Lyrics by The Go-Go’s

Directed by Mel Martinez
Music Directed by Michael Patrick Wiles
Choreographed by Kevin Gruwell

Pop rock of The Go-Go's meets poetic prose in this renaissance romantic comedy!

Pop rock meets poetic prose in this 16th century musical comedy about a royal family's exploration of love, friendship, gender, and sexuality as they search for their missing "beat" to the tunes of the 1980's all-female rock band The Go-Go's!

From the visionaries behind Hedwig and the Angry InchAvenue Q, and Spring Awakening, and featuring songs like “We Got the Beat,” “Our Lips Are Sealed,” and “Vacation,” you’ll get swept up into this fiercely fun love story!

Run time:
2 hours (including a 15-minute intermission)

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Photography by Ben Krantz Studio.


National Buzz

"A musical romp brimming with innocent charm...A jewel of a musical."  Gannett Papers

"A confection."  The New York Times

"...packs a power-pop punch...That beat they’ve got? It’s infectious."  The Guardian

"...a giddy neon anthem of acceptance." Entertainment Weekly

"The fun is hard to resist...This is a musical that celebrates the rebirth of a better and happier self." The Los Angeles Times

The Story

Dance and sing your way through this fun-filled jukebox musical, adapted from the 16th-century prose romance The Countess of Pembroke's Arcadia to create a rollicking romantic comedy. Themes of female empowerment, gender, sexual identity, love, and romance are all intricately woven throughout this exuberant, dance-heavy story, against a backdrop of hit songs from the 1980s all-female rock back The Go-Go's.

The musical opens in the kingdom of Arcadia, where its people’s lives are governed by a mysterious “Beat.” King Basilius and his wife Gynecia have two daughters—the younger, Philoclea, is in love with her childhood friend Musidorus, a shepherd deemed an unfit suitor; the older, Pamela, is the fairest woman in the land, though she admits jealousy of her sister for not having to deal with the plight of beauty.

Pythio, Arcadia's new oracle, arrives to warn the royal family that. . .  Read more here.

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The Cast

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