VAN WERT — Off Stage Productions, a community theatre company providing quality and affordable dinner theatre, announces open auditions for its upcoming comedy production “The Hallelujah Girls” written by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten. This rollicking Southern comedy will be directed by Carol Snyder.

Open auditions are set for Sunday, July 27 and Tuesday, July 29 at 7 p.m. at the Van Wert Senior Center located at 220 Fox Road, Van Wert. The cast consists of eight people: six females and two males playing characters aged 50 on up, although all ages may audition. No prior acting experience necessary. Scripts are available for review before auditions at Premier Financial, 211 S. Walnut Street, Van Wert. Call (419) 605-6708 for more information. Plan now to attend the production with five show dates for consideration: Sept. 26, 27, 28, and Oct. 3 and 4

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 arch rival 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!”

“These authors are terrific! They have the perfect ear for Southern comedy. In the thirty years that I’ve been here, this show is one of the best.”

Michael Genevie, Abbeville Opera House, Abbeville.

Stay tuned for forthcoming announcements indicating show times and reservation information of the five shows held at the Senior Center. Off Stage Productions can be found online at and on Facebook at