The Sun Lakes Community Theatre’s summer show, The Hallelujah Girls, begins on Sunday, July 23, with a matinee starting at 2:00 p.m. in the San Tan Ballroom. There will be no shows on Monday and Tuesday. The production opens again on Wednesday, July 26, through Saturday, July 29, in the San Tan Ballroom. These shows will start at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are only $16 and can be purchased either online at www.slctinfo.com or purchase them in person starting on Wednesday, July 5. Tickets will be sold from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. every Wednesday at Cottonwood’s Saguaro Room and every Thursday in Oakwood’s lobby. For more ticket information, call 480-382-6290.
Director Linda Caton says, “If you love to laugh, then this is a show you won’t want to miss.” It starts on a hot July 3 as we wander down to Eden Falls, Georgia. There you will watch a gaggle of middle-aged ladies who are lifelong friends in this small southern town. They assemble one-by-one at an old dilapidated church after the passing of their old pal Vonda Joyce. All of them begin to sketch out the rest of their lives with both optimism for the future and regrets about the past. To fill a pipe dream, Sugar Lee decides to buy this old church and turn it into a day spa, much to their surprise. She reminds her friends that Vonda Joyce (the demised) kept putting off happiness, like we all do. Now the fun begins! You’ll truly enjoy watching this talented cast play out all these zany, nutty and hokey characters. With the timing of the show’s joke lines and the cast’s bug-eyed reactions, The Hallelujah Girls succeeds by delivering heaps of authentic wit and humor that makes us laugh in spite of ourselves.