Musidorus realizes that his journey was not well-planned, and worries that he may die in the forest before coming across a dead theatre troupe and their belongings. Pythio arrives and tells Musidorus to let his shepherd identity die, and take on a new personage so he can join Philoclea. As the traveling kingdom is attacked by a lion, Musidorus rescues Philoclea, and is asked to join the group on their journey.
When Mopsa realizes that Pamela's ideal suitor might not be a man at all, she attempts to reassure Pamela by confessing that she has similar feelings. Pamela does not understand, and releases her from her duties. Cleophila has become quite popular, with Basilius, Pamela, and Gynecia who learns that "she" is a man, but not her true identity all developing feelings for her, though Cleophila only has eyes for Philoclea "Cool Jerk".
While away, Mopsa realizes that her feelings for Pamela remain, and decides to return "Vacation". Musidorus is able to evade Dametas' watchful eye with his female disguise, and is about to confess to Philoclea before a jealous and distraught Pamela interrupts them, destroying the room "How Much More".
Philoclea is shocked that Pamela would be jealous of her and her new friend, and when Cleophila admits that she had reason to be, she realizes that the Amazon is actually Musidorus, and they embrace.
Mopsa arrives and confesses her love to Pamela, who reciprocates. As Pythio's first two flags fall, both couples vow to keep their love secret "Our Lips are Sealed". As the trip continues, both couples are happy in their new relationships, though Musidorus must also deal with the king and queen's feelings for Cleophila "Head Over Heels".
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Dametas attempts to warn Basilius about the flags, but he brushes it off, as he is still king and no men have been seen with his daughters. He gives Cleophila a letter for "the one I love most".
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Doubtful but reassured by Philoclea that this must be for the queen, Cleophila delivers it to her. Basilius and Gynecia make plans to meet each other secretly in the caves, both believing they are writing to Cleophila "This Old Feeling". Confused by Mopsa's action, Dametas assures her that he will find her a husband. Mopsa and Pamela are unsure of what their relationship means, but they are elated to find another couple like themselves when they witness Philoclea and Cleophila kissing "Turn to You". Gynecia and Basilius both arrive in the pitch black cave to meet Cleophila, actually meeting each other.
Pythio facilitates their conjoining, marking the fulfillment of the third prophecy "Heaven is a Place on Earth". Mopsa and Pamela tell their secret to their friends, prompting the other two to reveal that Cleophila is actually Musidorus. Though Pamela is initially annoyed that they do not have the same secret, the two sisters reconcile.
Basilius and Gynecia arrive arguing, Dametas arrives with all three flags, and confusion breaks out when husband and wife both point out Cleophila as the one they have adultered with. An angry Philoclea explains Cleophila's true identity and that Musidorus is her love, not either of her parents.
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As the king and queen realize what really happened, Basilius decides that Musidorus must be the new king and challenges him to a duel "Lust to Love". Musidorus fights valiantly but is eventually slain. He takes off the crown, offering it to Gynecia, who he believes will be a better ruler. As she takes it, the fourth flag falls and, with all prophecies fulfilled, the citizens of Arcadia are struck with the loss of the Beat. Gynecia tells her people to pray to the gods for a new Beat, and one emerges, as does a golden stag. It is actually Musidorus, revived and returned to the overjoyed Philoclea, who proclaims her love and vows to marry him.
Dametas realizes there is still one prophecy, prompting Pamela and Mopsa to admit their love to their surprised but accepting parents. As Dametas wishes that Mopsa's mother could be there, Pythio arrives. They are actually Dametas' lost wife, banished from Arcadia after they confessed their gender identity to him.
They promise not to leave Mopsa again, and Dametas apologizes for his cruel treatment, embracing Pythio for who they truly are "Mad About You" Reprise. Musidorus reveals his own gender fluidity, explaining that he plans to "keep Cleophila around". Basilius decides to leave his people, but Gynecia tells him to stay, as she thinks he will become a better man without a crown. The reunited group travels to the nearest city, only for it to be Arcadia.
Realizing that they have traveled in a circle, the group considers how they have changed on their journey and vow to become a wiser and more accepting society with their new Beat "Finale". In , Michael Mayer replaced Iskandar as director.
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Also joining the re-imagined creative team were music supervisor Tom Kitt who previously worked with Mayer on American Idiot , and James Margruder to adapt Whitty's original libretto. The production was billed as the official pre-Broadway engagement. For this production, Michael Mayer directed. The show began previews at the Hudson Theatre on June 23, About ten years ago Lotta fell head over heels in love with a young Philadelphian of excellent family. The expression makes little sense. Where do you usually keep your head? After all, our head is normally over our heels.
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The phrase originated in the 14th century as 'heels over head', meaning doing a cartwheel or somersault. Carlyle's spelling of summerset for somersault. John Lennon reinvented that in 'Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite' - "Ten somersets he'll undertake on solid ground. Another nice example is ' putting your best foot forward '. Anyone trying that should arrange to have at least three legs.