Auditions for six female and two male characters, all between the ages of 50 and 60, will be held Tuesday and Thursday, February 26 and 28, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.
Director Trudi Anne Miller will conduct tryouts for "The Hallelujah Girls" in the Your Theatre, Inc. Performance Complex at St. Martin's Church, 136 Rivet St. at County St., New Bedford. Parking is free in the church lot on County St., and the complex is handicap accessible
Written by Jesse Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten, the play's characters are Sugar Lee Thompkins, the vivacious, smart Southern woman owner of the Spa-Dee-Dah health resort; Carlene Travis, a no-nonsense gal with dry wit who's given up on romance after three husbands; and Nita Mooney, a sweet, simple country woman who lives vicariously through romance novels.
Also, Mavis Flowers, a wise-cracking matron who enjoys partying more than being with her indifferent husband; Crystal Hart, a daffy, loveable lady who sings her own lyrics to popular Christmas songs; and Bunny Sutherland, an upbeat seemingly pleasant person who is amusingly judgmental and passive aggressive
Other characters include Bobby Dwayne Dillahunt, a rugged, good looking man with a self depreciating sense of humor and charming manner, and Porter Padgett, a good hearted, gregarious blowhard who doesn't know when to shut up and tends to talk louder than most people.
One drama critic notes that "with an uncanny ear for Southern comedy, the authors produce intelligent and thoughtful writing that elegantly portrays the dignity of Southern folk."
"The Hallelujah Girls" will run Thursday through Saturday May 9-11 and 16-18, 2013 at 8 p.m. with Sunday matinees May 12 and 19, 2013 at 2:30 p.m.
Sponsored in part by Bank Five, it will be the final production in Your Theatre Inc.'s 66th season of providing award-winning community theatre to Southeastern Massachusetts and surrounding communities.
Ticket and other information about the production are available by calling Your Theatre, Inc. at 508 993-0772, or by sending e-mail to email@example.com. The theatre's web site is www.yourtheatre.org.