There is absolutely nothing much better than chuckling aloud with a crowd as you enjoy live theater and the cast of the Henderson County Performing Arts Theater’s production of “Christmas Belles” will have you doing simply that throughout their efficiencies at 7 p.m. on February 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, and 11 and 2 p.m. on February 5.
This Southern- fried, yuletide funny continues the shenanigans of the precious Futrelle sis, Honey Raye, Twink, and Frankie from Fayro,Texas These sis discover themselves in all type of vacation distress in this funny 2nd installation of the Jones, Wooten, Hope trilogy.
This funny and heartfelt vacation funny puts the enjoyable in inefficient households and make you question if you might endure a Christmas with the Futrelle sis as they handle every possible issue a Christmas program can deal with, down to a biting sheep, a reindeer who wishes to wed Mary, and a pancake mess. Of course, at the heart of this Christmas funny is the real significance of Christmas – the supreme sacrifice of love and the birth that redefined the significance of household.
HCPAC veteran star Kara Davis repeats her function as the youngest of the Futrelle sis,Frankie Futrelle Dubberly In the very first part of the trilogy, “Dearly Beloved,” Frankie learnt she was pregnant with twins … once again and “Christmas Belles” gets the story 9 months later on.
Frankie’s dedicated spouse and hesitant Santa Claus is played by Garrett Smith who captivated HCPAC audiences as Oscar Madison in 2018’s production of “The Odd Couple” Get all set to stubborn belly laugh at the regrettable turn of occasions that take place as he fights not just a past-due pregnant partner, however likewise a kidney stone.
Their child, Gina Jo Dubberly, much better referred to as GJ, is played once again by Jaci Gunnels, however this time she has a huge trick. Rest ensured that it will include some side-splitting hilarity as she attempts to navigate around her love interest, Brother Justin Waverly, played by Cameron Griffis.
Griffis is repeating his function as the shy, reticent, lovesick Brother Waverly who has a crucial concern to ask, however the timing never ever appears to be rather ideal.
Another familiar HCPAC household face is Gary Williams, who plays long-suffering Deputy John Curtis Buntner – the hero of the day in this farce. Anita Joblin’s representation of the abundant, stuck-up, town chatter Patsy Price is no exception to the multi-talented individuals in this cast.
Twink, depicted by Crystal Gunnels, has actually wound up in a minor circumstance this time around and she is set to get some vengeance. Davette Ligon’s representation of Rhonda Lampley, will have you wishing to hug her and question what she’s concealing all at the very same time.
Pat J Williams, who plays Honey Raye Futrelle, is funny as she attempts to place on the ideal Christmas play, yet whatever continues to fail. Then there’s Geneva Musgrove, played by Allison Martin, who wishes to make certain that the church play goes according to her strategy rather.
Newcomer to the HCPAC phase is Chris Alello who offers a captivating, comic performance of the easy, capitivating character that isRaynerd Chisum “Christmas Belles” would not be the very same without Raynerd and Alello’s hysterical launching will have you caring this sweet character.
The play is directed by Sue Oates, with assistant director and impresario Shaydi Clary with tech run by Daniel Holmes andSariah Joblin The set is created and built by Eric Davis however a great deal of the cast members put in numerous hours to produce the information that make the set come to life, like including paint to phony phase brownies and dealing with outfits.
Sponsors for this play consist of Steve Grant Realty, Julie Dang and Chris Alello, Judy Rhinehart, andEast Texas Wine Valet The HCPAC is still searching for Tee shirts sponsors for $100. Contact the HCPAC at 903-675-3908 for more details on sponsorship or tickets.
“Dearly Beloved” was carried out to nearly full-capacity crowds in 2021, so make certain to get your tickets today at www.HCPAC.org and visit them at 400 Gibson Road, Athens.
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