I was pleasant surprised to hear from the director of a local production of "The Halleluja Girls" telling me that I had gotten the part of Bobby Dwayne. "The Halleluja Girls" is a bright little comedy set in Georgia. It tells the tale of a group of feisty females who shake up their lives. Hilarity ensues when Sugar Lee's old high school flame, Bobby Dwayne, shows up to help the ladies turn an abandoned church into a spa. And Sugar Lee's arch rival is detarmined to steal the spa away for herself.
The play, by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten reads like an episode of The Golden Girls yet skewed a little younger. It's a pretty funny script and I'm thrilled to have some great one liners to deliver. There are a lot of challenges ahead for me with this production. The production company is one that I had not been involved with before. This means that I'll be interacting with a somewhat unfamiliar cast of actors. I will also be acting in front of larger audiences It will, however, be a quite welcome change to do pure comedy for once.
Rehearsals start next week, but, looking at the script, I'm already saying "Halleluja!".