Dearly Beloved
by Bastrop Opera House

Feb. 23 - Feb. 24

The Futrelle Sisters, Frankie, Honey Rae and Twink, are throwing a wedding. Frankie has almost made herself sick with elaborate preparations for her daughter, Tina Jo’s, antebellum inspired wedding, and the rumor mill in their small town of Fayro, Texas is working overtime. No surprise there, the Futrelle Sisters have never been strangers to gossip. After all, they survived scandalous breakup of their almost-famous gospel singing trio, The Sermonettes.

But Twink’s desperate attempts to get her boyfriend of fifteen-and-one-half years down the aisle, Frankie’s ongoing conversations with their dead Mother, and Honey Rae’s tendency to race to the altar at every opportunity have kept tongues wagging for years. Inspite of her own marital problems, Frankie has held steadfastly to the hope that she can pull off one “final Futrelle occasion” with elegance and style with the help of the cantankerous wedding coordinator, Miss Geneva, who runs the local floral shop/bus depot.

But on the day of the nuptials, Frankie’s hope begins to dim when she discovers Twink’s alternative solution to an expensive catered wedding dinner is a potluck supper sponsored by Clovis Sanford’s House of Meats. When the prodigal Honey Raye arrives at the Church in skintight lame, consumed by hot flashes, and a steely determination to right old family wrongs, Frankie’s hope is shaken. It is lost completely when word reaches the church that Tina Jo and her fiancé have fled Fayro and eloped.

The sisters ultimately pull together to find ways to keep the unsuspecting guests in the pews while a highway patrolman races off to track down the runaway bride and groom. As a last resort, and to the delight of the citizenry of Fayro, Texas, The Sermonettes reunite
and sing again!


Audition Notice for Dearly Beloved

Saturday, February 23rd 10:30-12:30 pm

Sunday, February 24th 3:00-5:00 pm


Women, ages 25-70 for seven roles, one role doubles, experience preferred, but not required.
Men, ages 25-70, for 4 roles, experience preferred, but not required.

This audition consists of cold readings from sides for a show that will be performed in May, 2019 for three weekends, beginning May 17th, 2019. Rehearsal schedule is to be announced.

Please come prepared with a pencil, a list of your conflicts, and a simple biography citing previous experience in community theater with acting, stage tech, etc.

Please tell director if you are auditioning for a role, or would like to help with other aspects of stagecraft such as props, backstage crew, or technical aspects.