The Sun Lakes Community Theatre’s summer play will be The Hallelujah Girls, by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten and directed by Linda Caton.
Eight of the funniest characters you’ve ever seen will take the stage in the San Tan Ballroom starting Sunday, July 23 (2:00 p.m. matinee). The show will be dark on Monday and Tuesday and then will run from Wednesday, July 26, through Saturday, July 29, with a 7:00 p.m. starting time.
This play is done in present time and spans one full year of hilarious mishaps and events, including many of the holidays. After the sudden death of a dear friend, a feisty group of women from the town of Eden Falls, Georgia, decide that life is indeed short, and they vow to change their lives and achieve their dreams. Sugar Lee Thompkins decides to reach for her elusive star by converting an abandoned church into a day spa. SPA-DEE-DAH is born, and the fun begins thanks to Sugar Lee’s dear friends Carlene, Nita, Mavis and Crystal. Comic tension mounts when Sugar Lee’s old high school boyfriend Bobby Dwayne shows up, and Sugar Lee’s life-long rival Bunny vows she’ll stop at nothing to steal the spa building (which may house a surprising secret) away from Sugar Lee. The Hallelujah Girls is one of those silly, rollicking shows that our audiences love. It reminds us of the importance of good friends and of not taking life so seriously that we forget to laugh and love.