MONTICELLO — The Monticello Theatre Association will have open auditions for the comedy "The Hallelujah Girls" at 2 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Phoenix Theatre, 1406 N. Market St.
Director Jaclyn Loewenstein seeks six women and two men who can play ages 45-65. The auditions will consist of readings from the script. Character descriptions and audition scenes can be found at http://www.monticellotheatre.org .
The performances will take place at 7:30 p.m. June 1, 7 and 8 at and 2 p.m. June 2.
"The Hallelujah Girls" was written by a trio of Southern comedy writers: Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten (of TV's "The Golden Girls"). The action takes place in Spa-Dee-Dah, an abandoned church-turned-day-spa in Eden Falls, Ga., where Sugar Lee and her feisty friends congregate.
After the loss of a dear friend, the women realize time is precious and if they're going to make the most of their lives, now is the time. The comic tension mounts after Sugar Lee's charming ex-fiance unexpectedly arrives at the spa and her longtime nemesis vows to take over the church building and destroy Spa-Dee-Dah.
The Monticello Theatre Association formed in 1975 and thrived in its Camp Creek Playhouse venue from 1989 until 1999, when a fire destroyed the theater. In 2010, the association purchased and renovated its current home, the Phoenix Theatre.
"The Hallelujah Girls" marks the company's fourth production at the Phoenix and its first with Loewenstein. For more information, email Jaclyn.Loewenstein@gmail.com  or call producer Lana Ross at 762-2679.