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Auditions for High Springs Playhouse 2019 – 2020 Season


February 2nd and 3rd at 6:30 pm both days

The Hallelujah Girls

Show runs April 3 – 26, 2020 – Friday, Saturday and Sunday
by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, Jamie Wooten
Directed by Julie Tucker

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!”

The Hallelujah Girls Characters

This show is a light comedy with a cast of 6 women and 2 men, all playing characters in their mid-50s to mid 60s.

  • Sugar Lee Thompkins is the dreamer who has invested everything in the purchase of an old church she will turn into a day spa.
  • Bunny Sutherland is a high school classmate (and nemesis) who wants the church for her own selfish reasons.
  • Bobby Dwayne Dillahunt is also a former classmate, and now is the contractor assisting in the repairs to the old church.
  • Carlene Travis is known fondly as “The Black Widow” – having outlived three husbands.
  • Nita Mooney has a grown son who moved back home and just won’t move out!
  • Mavis Flowers is married, but would consider faking her own death as a way out of the marriage.
  • Crystal Hart is ditzy, loves to dress up in holiday appropriate costumes, and rewrites the lyrics to popular Christmas songs.
  • Porter Padgett is Carlene’s boyfriend. He’s a little too loud, a little obnoxious, but a nice guy.


Auditions will be held at the High Springs Playhouse, 130 NE 1st Ave. (use for GPS navigation), High Springs, FL  32643

Rehearsals are typically weekday evenings but may vary by director.  Show dates are Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. and Sundays at 2:00 p.m.

The High Springs Playhouse is a ‘Community Theater’ and we encourage anyone to audition for our season productions. Experience in theater is not required. We welcome theater enthusiasts from all walks of life.

When planning to audition for an HSP production, please consider researching the particular play to see which role(s) you would be interested in and to have an understanding of the story being told. Performers should plan on providing basic information about themselves to the show director and production staff and may be asked to ‘read for’ various roles during the audition. If possible, please print out the Audition Form below and bring it to the audition already filled out with your information.

Printable Audition Form