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Heartbeats

Annie married Steve on her twentieth birthday- she fell for him the minute they met. Two children and twenty years later, they're still in love...but they've forgotten how to say it.

  • Full Length Musical
  • Comedy

  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Target Audience: Adult
  • Set Requirements: Interior Set

  • Performance Group:
  • Community Theatre, College Theatre / Student, Professional Theatre
Annie married Steve on her twentieth birthday- she fell for him the minute they met. Two children and twenty years later, they're still in love...but they've forgotten how to say it.

Amanda McBroom, who leapt to the top of the pop charts with the multi-Grammy Award-winning 'The Rose,' has fashioned more than twenty of her songs into a knowing musical portrait of a woman facing her fortieth birthday and twentieth wedding anniversary all in one day. While looking back at her life and wondering if fulfillment hasn't passed her by, this mid-Western housewife is on the verge of discovering a new definition for happiness.

Informed by tremendous humor and insight, this contemporary musical contemplates and illuminates the age-old conundrum known as 'self discovery.'

REVIEWS:

"Accessible...real commercial possibilities...the characters launch into one stirring number after another."

Variety

"If you find yourself growing weary of dissonant chords and angst-ridden plotlines, HEARTBEATS is the show for you! A good-humored, intimate musical with universal import."

Los Angeles Drama- Logue
  • Casting: 3M, 3F
  • Casting Attributes: Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)

  • ANNIE - A nice, attractive middle-class woman facing the crisis of her fortieth birthday. She's energetic, smart, relatively happy, and stuck in a marriage that's grinding to a halt.
  • STEVE - Annie's husband, a nice, attractive, totally masculine blue-collar American male in his forties, who is being dragged into a marital crisis he never saw coming.
  • WOMAN #1 - Twenty-ish, she plays Annie as a young woman; Jennifer, Annie's daughter, and others.
  • WOMAN #2 - She plays Annie's best friend; a salty, no-nonsense, sexy woman from Texas with a good sense of humor, and others.
  • MAN #1 - Twenty-ish, he plays Steve as a young man, and others.
  • MAN #2 - In his late twenties and quite handsome, he plays Annie's son Jeff, the Waiter, and others.
  • Name Price
    Perusal Material Shipped immediately. This is optional. Order Now

    1 x Libretto-Vocal Books
    1 x Keyboard I/Conductor Score

    $24.00
    Rehearsal Material Shipped a minimum of 3 months before the last performance. This must be hired as a condition of the License to produce this show.

    10 x Libretto-Vocal Books
    2 x Keyboard I/Conductor Score

    $550.00 +$135.00/pm
    Orchestral Material Shipped a minimum of 1 month before the last performance. This is optional.

    1 x Keyboard I/Conductor Score
    1 x Keyboard II (Synthesizer)
    1 x Guitar (Electric, Acoustic)
    1 x Bass (Electric, Acoustic)
    1 x Drums (Traps)
    1 x Errata Sheet

    $350.00 +$135.00/pm
    Lib/Vocal Book 10 Pack Shipped with (or after) Rehearsal Material. This is optional.

    10 x Libretto-Vocal Books

    $50.00 +$50.00/pm