“Heartbreaks and Hallelujahs” seeks cast members

Lindsay Gaskins

Statesboro playwrights Kiki Canon and John Groover, a father and daughter team, will host auditions soon for their new show “Heartbreaks and Hallelujahs” at the Averitt.

Heartbreaks and Hallelujahs is a musical revue that follows three couples as they fall in and out of love over the course of a year.

“Auditions were scheduled for this Saturday but have been postponed at the director’s request but will be rescheduled for Oct. 16 and from 10-1 p.m. and Nov. 10from 12-3 p.m. in the Emma Kelly Theater” Becky Davis, marketing manager at the Statesboro Convention and Business Bureau, said.

The play places special emphasis on the holidays and parties that the lover’s go through beginning on Valentine’s Day and ending on the same day of the next year.

Many of the specifics about the show are not known because it is still in the process of being written, and the cast has some input in the show.

Cast members will help in suggesting the musical score, which will include contemporary and standard songs but all of them will be centered on love.

The character vary in age from under 12 to people in their 30s and 40s in various degrees of love and heartbreak.

The revue takes place in an unknown city in at numerous parties in the same apartment and the street that surrounds it.

Holidays included in the show will be St. Patrick’s Day, the 4th of July, Christmas, New Years and other celebrations.

The directors said, specifics about the auditions will be released this Friday on their website.

The actual show dates will be Feb. 13, 14 and 15 at 7:30 p.m. in the Averitt.

Tickets for Friends of the Arts members will be $11 for adults, $10 for youth and $16 for box seats.

Non-member tickets are $13 for adults, $10 for youth and $18 for box seats.

The show is sponsored by Ogeechee Technical College and is an Averitt STARS Production.