Upcoming Auditions for The Hallelujah Girls,
a Jones Hope Wooten Comedy, Directed by David O’Hara at the Tarpon Springs Cultural Center:
Hilarity abounds when the feisty females of Eden Falls, Georgia, decide to shake up their lives. The action in this rollicking Southern comedy takes place in SPA-DEE-DAH!, the abandoned church-turned-day-spa where this group of friends gathers every Friday afternoon. After the loss of a dear friend, the women realize time is precious, and if they’re going to change their lives and achieve their dreams, they have to get on it now! But Sugar Lee, their high-spirited, determined leader, has her hands full keeping the women motivated. Carlene’s given up on romance, having buried three husbands. Nita’s a nervous wreck from running interference between her problematic son and his probation officer. Mavis’ marriage is so stagnant she’s wondering how she can fake her own death to get out of it. And sweet, simple Crystal entertains them all, singing Christmas carols with her own hilarious lyrics. The comic tension mounts when a sexy ex-boyfriend shows up unexpectedly, a marriage proposal comes from an unlikely suitor and Sugar Lee’s archrival vows she’ll stop at nothing to steal the spa away from her. By the time the women rally together to overcome these obstacles and launch their new, improved lives, you’ve got a side-splitting, joyful comedy that will make you laugh out loud and shout “Hallelujah!”
Available Roles Include the Following:
2 M 6 F
Carlene Travis – F, 40 – 55, a no-nonsense gal with a dry wit.
Nita Mooney – F, 40 – 55, a very sweet and simple country woman.
Mavis Flowers – F, 50 – 70, brusque but likable, droll sense of humor.
Crystal Hart – F, 40 – 55, daffy and lovable, never met a costume she didn’t like. Should be able to sing well.
Sugar Lee Thompkins – F, 40 – 55, vivacious and dramatic.
Bunny Southerland – F, 40 – 55, upbeat and seemingly pleasant with an ever-ready smile, she is the passive-aggressive self-proclaimed social arbiter of Eden Falls.
Bobby Dwayne Dillahunt – M, 40 – 55, rugged good looks, with a self-deprecating sense of humor and a charming manner.
Porter Padgett – M, 40 – 55, a good-hearted, gregarious blowhard who doesn’t know when to shut up. He speaks louder than most people. No one enjoys his humor more than he does.
The auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Preparation of a comic monologue is recommended but not required.
Production Dates: Fridays, July 24th & July 31st at 7:00 PM, Saturdays & Sundays, July 25th & 26th, August 1st, & 2nd at 2:00 PM, at the Tarpon Springs Cultural Center.
Keep an eye on TarponArts.org for more information on audition locations, dates, and times!
For additional questions please email Director David O’Hara at firstname.lastname@example.org