Hallelujah Girls

The cast of “Hallelujah Girls” rehearses a scene. From left are Phyllis Brown as Bunny Sutherland, Stephanie Slusser as Carlene Travis, Sue Nobers as Mavis Flowers and Wanda Becton as Sugar Lee Thomkins.

When a group of middle-aged women get together to reminisce about their lives since high school, it can only lead to laughter.

And that’s what “Hallelujah Girls” director Gene McLendon is counting on.

The play will be performed by Heritage Dance Foundation, Encore Entertainment, Feb. 15 and 16 at 7 p.m. at the Paramount Theatre.

“It’s about a group of women that live in Georgia, and one has decided to open a spa,” McLendon said. “They are all in their middle to late 50s. These women, who have known each other since high school, get together and talk about their lives. And they all have wacky lives.”

McLendon said that one of the women also reconnects with her high school sweetheart, whom she has hated for the last 30 years.

“They still hate each other to begin with,” he said. “But wackiness will ensue.”

The play is a Jones Hope Wooten production, written by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten, a Goldsboro native who was a writr and producer for many seasons of the TV series “The Golden Girls.” He co-created the series “The Five Mrs. Buchanans” and was the executive producer for “The Crew,” “For Your Love” and “Half & Half.” He has also written tunes for TV and film.

“I hope the audience is entertained and finds that love does conquer all,” McLendon said. “And friendship is everlasting.”

The cast consists of six women and two men. It is family-friendly.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $13 for seniors, available at the Paramount box office, by calling 919-583-8432 or online at www.goldsboroparamount.com.