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The Hallelujah Girls

A Jones, Hope and Wooten comedy

April 24, 25, May 1, 2, 8, 9, 10m, 15, 16, 22, 23, 24m, 29, 30

Showtime 8pm; 2pm matinee on May 10 and 24

Tickets $15/$12 (Call 902-678-8040)

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! Join Carlene, Nita, Mavis, Crystal, Sugar Lee, Bunny ,Bobby Dewayne, Porter in this side-splitting, joyful comedy that will make you laugh out loud and shout, “Hallelujah”!

The Hallelujah Girls is written by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten. It is directed by George Henry and Peter Booth.

Cast (in order of appearance): Carole Ball, Heidi Price, Dawn Barkhouse, Trinda Ernst, Mindy Vinqvist-Tymchuk, Chantal Murphy, Kevin Pearle, Fred Decker.

The cast of The Hallelujah Girls

Charlene Travis

Carole Ball

Nita Mooney

Heidi Price

Mavis Flowers

Dawn Barkhouse

Crystal Hart

Trinda Ernst

Sugar Lee Thompkins

Mindy Vinqvist-Tymchuk

Bunny Sutherland

Chantal Murphy

Bobby Dwayne Dillahunt

Kevin Pearle

Porter Padgett

Fred Decker

The Crew

Director George Henry
Assistant Director Peter Booth
Producer Nancy Henry
Stage Manager Elva Kelley
Assistant Stage Managers Irene Armstrong, Nancy Henry
Costumes Lana Churchill, cast
Props Maritime Business College School of Esthetics, Total Eclips, Elements of Health
Lights (Design/ Technician): Bio Fred Decker
Set Design George Henry, Peter Booth, Nancy Henry
Set Build & Painting George Henry, Peter Booth, Leon Bullock, Fred Decker, Mindy Vinqvist-Tymchuk, Dawn Barkhouse
Photographer Emily Lutz
Posters Sharon Churchill Roe
Program Designer George Henry
Publicity Publicity Committee
E-newsletter Editor Laura Churchill Duke

Carole Ball

Carole Ball (Carlene Travis) was bitten by the acting bug early in life when she played Piglet in Winnie the Pooh in 1977. Since then she has “done it all” from acting to directing to stage managing, etc. Being on stage is her favourite contribution to the stage. In her 38 years, she’s done comedies (Nana’s Naughty Knickers), tragedies (Macbeth), operas (Carmen), and operettas (The Mikado), both amateur and professional. She even got to work with the late Jim Henson once in 1987. Now, as a medical transcriptionist, she works from her home in gorgeous Blomidon and loves it. She wants to thank her wonderful and talented husband, Geoff, for all his love and support (and their 2 dogs, Maggie and Sophie).

Heidi Price

Heidi Price (Nita Mooney) is excited to tread the boards for the 3rd time here at CentreStage. Some of you may remember her from her last show as Bridget in Nana’s Naughty Knickers. She is excited to be in a show with familiar faces and new faces. Heidi would like to thank you all for coming to see the show and strongly cautions you to be ‘open to any possibilities’.

Dawn Barkhouse

Dawn Barkhouse (Mavis Flowers) was born in New Ross, and completed Grade 12 at New Ross Consolidated School. She then obtained a secretarial/bookkeeping diploma at Kings Regional Vocational School, and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree (History) from Acadia University. Dawn is retired from the military after spending 36 years as Finance Officer with the West Nova Scotia Regiment. She spent several years as a member and later, Chair, of the Annapolis Valley Tenancies Board. She lives on the Centreville Mountain and has two children, Eric (Rachel), grandson Heath, Ottawa, and daughter, Emily (Dr. Jonathan), Cambridge, UK. She enjoys cross-country skiiing, snowmobiling, hiking, reading, and traveling. CentreStage welcomes Dawn to her first, and hopefully, not last production.

Mindy Vinqvist-Tymchuk

Mindy Vinqvist-Tymchuk (Sugar Lee Thompkins) – Mindy suddenly realized that this shows marked her 10th year of being involved with CentreStage...and in a funny coincidence, George Henry also directed her first show. Mindy would like to thank George for gambling on her once again! She is thrilled to be working with such a great cast and crew, and especially grateful for the family support that lets her invest so much time for entertaining ya’ll. Last seen on stage as Scrooge in the Farndale Christmas Carol, she hopes you will find her much less..um..crotchety. Now why don't y'all just sit back, relax, and laugh the next couple of hours away.

Trinda Ernst

Trinda Ernst (Crystal Hart) is excited to leap onstage in her theatrical debut at CentreStage Theatre.  She thanks her Girl Guide leaders for performance training with campfires and skits, her clients at Nova Scotia Legal Aid initially,  and  for the past 30 years at Waterbury Newton in Kentville for life and courtroom experiences. And certainly Harmony, Incorporated’s a cappella chorus Valley Voices for teaching her to move and sing simultaneously.  This experience “was really fun...and delicious!”

Chantal Murphy

Chantal Murphy (Bunny Sutherland) is excited to be back for her fourth production with CentreStage and is delighted to be working with a very talented cast and crew a few of her previous Dixie Swim Club chicks! Chantal just recently performed in A Murder is Announced. Previous productions include The Dixie Swim Club and Three to Get Married. She has also been involved for several years with The Greenwood Players performing and directing. During the day, you can find Chantal cooking up delicious meals at Wheatons Cider Press Café where she works. And a very special thanks to her loving family who have to regularly to put up with her constant quick meals and mad dashes out the door several times a week for rehearsals. Chantal lives in Aylesford with her husband.

Kevin Pearle

Kevin Pearle ( Bobby Dewayne Dillahunt) studied Drama at Mount Allison University before going into the field of education. After being very active as an actor, playwright and director in his twenties, he devoted the lion’s share of his time to his career in teaching, which has taken him around the world and back again. More recently, Kevin has been involved in his local community theatre troupe, The BFD Actors Theatrical Society, in Brooklyn, West Hants. His recent acting roles include playing a young boy named Austin in Austin’s First Christmas Concert, and taking on the role of Dr. Watson in a murder mystery called Is That Man Dead? In November of 2014 Kevin wrote, directed and acted in a romantic comedy, Order, Please! This will be Kevin’s debut with the CentreStage Theatre Company.


Fred Decker

Fred Decker (Porter Padgett) is the father of CentreStage actor Emily Decker. He served as the lighting technician for the theatre's 2014 production of My Boy Jack, and will be lighting The Hallelujah Girls in addition to his onstage duties. This role marks his stage debut.

Elva Kelley

Elva Kelley enjoys stage-managing and  watching the play as it unfolds from rehearsal one to the opening night. There is always something new to learn along the way. Along with volunteering at CentreStage, Elva helps with transporting cancer patients to Halifax for treatments. Elva's trips are coordinated by Murray Salsman and the non profit charitable organization, Margaret  Salsman Cancer Navigator Fund. This organization helps those in need get to their treatments and relieve some of the stress for them.