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"Dearly Beloved"  , by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten

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Director: Nicole Toogood
Producer: Mary Jane McKeen 
Dearly Beloved by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, Jamie Wooten is a story of a completely dysfunctional but loveable Texas family in the throes of another series of life-changing events
The time is now and the Futrelle Sisters, Frankie, Honey Raye 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 rumour 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 did survive the scandalous break-up of their almost-famous gospel singing trio, The Sermonettes. But Twink’s desperate attempts to get her boyfriend of 15½ years down the aisle, Frankie’s ongoing conversations with their dead mother, and Honey Raye’s tendency to race to the altar at every opportunity have kept tongues wagging for years.

In spite 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. When the prodigal Honey Raye arrives at the church, 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 citizens of Fayro, Texas, The Sermonettes reunite and sing again.
​Audition Information

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St. Lawrence Elementary (Kennedy and Lawrence)  (map)
Oct 15th, 17th, 18th
Time - 4:30 - 8:30pm
To schedule an audition contact - Nicole Toogood at
For auditions please have prepared a comedic monologue and be prepared to sight read from the script.

Please note that the Futrelle Sisters sing a gospel song within the play, If you are considering auditioning for one of these 3 sisters then also prepare a 1-2 minute song, sung acapella.


Roles are available for 11 actors. They include:
MISS GENEVA MUSGRAVE, wedding coordinator and owner operator of a florist shop/Greyhound bus depot
TINA JO "TJ" DUBBERLY*, oldest twin daughter of Frankie and Dub
HONEY RAYE FUTRELLE, oldest of the Futrelle sisters, the floozy black sheep
FRANKIE FUTRELLE DUBBERLY, youngest Futrelle sister, mother of the bride
DUB DUBBERLY,  Frankie's husband, father of the bride
TWINK FUTRELLE, middle Futrelle sister, desperate to get married
NELDA LIGHTFOOT, local psychic
GINA JO "GJ" DUBBERLY*,  Tina Jo's identical twin sister, the bride
JUSTIN WAVERLY, Delivery boy and seminarian
JOHN CURTIS WAVERLY, highway patrolman, Dub's best friend
PATSY PRICE - Tina Jo's future Mother-in-law
* Tina Jo and Gina Jo are played by the same actor


Performance Dates:
  Thursday February 7, 2013    7:30 pm
  Friday      February 8, 2013    7:30 pm
  Saturday  February 9, 2013    7:30 pm 
 $20 per ticket   (plus $1 fee when ording online)

​In the Theater at St. Patrick Catholic Secondary School
(49 Felstead Avenue, Toronto)    Map...


Tickets for the Staff Arts Comedy "Dearly Beloved"

Tickets are still available at the door. Tickets are General Admission. Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the curtain to avoid any lineup.



Poster: Click here for the poster