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Steel Magnolias

Auditions:
February 29, 7-9:30 pm
March 2, 4-9 pm

 
All auditions will be cold-read side. No monologues. Sides provided below. All acting roles are unpaid, volunteer positions. 

IMPORTANT DATES

RehearsaLs

Tue, Wed, Thur  
March 19-May 2
7 - 9:30 pm


Saturdays
March 23, 30 April 13

10 am - 4 pm


Pick up Rehearsal
May 8

7 - 9:30 pm

sHOW DATES

May 3-19
Thursday - Saturday 
Show at 7:30 pm
Sundays 2 pm

ABOUT THE SHOW

The action is set in Truvy’s beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies who are “anybody” come to have their hair done. Helped by her eager new assistant, Annelle (who is not sure whether or not she is still married), the outspoken, wise-cracking Truvy dispenses shampoos and free advice to the town’s rich curmudgeon, Ouiser, ("I’m not crazy, I’ve just been in a bad mood for forty years"); an eccentric millionaire, Miss Clairee, who has a raging sweet tooth; and the local social leader, M’Lynn, whose daughter, Shelby (the prettiest girl in town), is about to marry a “good ole boy.” Filled with hilarious repartee and not a few acerbic but humorously revealing verbal collisions, the play moves toward tragedy when, in the second act, the spunky Shelby (who is a diabetic) risks pregnancy and forfeits her life. The sudden realization of their mortality affects the others, but also draws on the underlying strength—and love—which give the play, and its characters, the special quality to make them truly touching, funny and marvelously amiable company in good times and bad.

CAST OF CHARACTERS

tRuvy jones:

The owner of a small town beauty shop. She knows everyone's business and shares it with anyone who will listen. Southern Belle. She always has advice for you, and they often come in the form of country sayings.

 

M'Lynn Eatenton:

Shelby's mother. She is over-protective at times and finds the need to have a firm grasp on the world at all times. She is a busy woman who worries too much for her age.

 

Annelle Dupuy-Desoto:

A very shy hair-dresser. She goes from a very soft-spoken person to a bible-loving Christian with her heart on her sleeve.

Shelby Eatenton-Latcherie:

A diabetic young lady. Prettiest girl in town, and loved by all. She has a weird relationship with her mother, and often rebels just for the sake of rebellion.

 

Clairee Belcher: 

A widow of the former mayor of Chinquapin. She is wealthy and also knows everyone"s business. She is the sarcastic member of the group. She loves to laugh and poke fun at the little things that others cry over. She is very close with Ouiser.

Ouiser Bourdeaux:

(pronounced Weezer) She is a wealthy old bitty. She is a loveably miserable lady, though. Her unique personality and sense of humor is a great relief in the serious scenes. She is very close to Clairee.

AUDITION DOCUMENTS

Side 1

Side 2

Side 3

Side 4

Magenta Theater is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion. As such, we encourage performers of all races and ethnicities, gender identities, sexualities, abilities, and ages, as well as d/Deaf, to attend these auditions. Auditions are open to all community members and other interested individuals. 

Actors are all volunteer positions.

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