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STEEL MAGNOLIAS auditions are February 22 & 23.
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STEEL MAGNOLIAS

A Comedy/Drama in the Grumbacher Studio

Director: Jack Hartman

AUDITION DATE: February 22 & 23, 2022

AUDITION TIME: 7pm

SHOW DATES: April 22-24 & 28, May 1 , 2022

PREPARATION: No preparation needed

Character Descriptions and Notes from the Director, Jack Hartman:
 
TRUVY JONES – Owner of beauty shop. Must have or be able to learn hair styling skills. Plays 40’s – 50’s. Has command of her domain and genuinely enjoys the interaction with her clientele. Her shop is a sanctuary for these women in good times and bad.
 
ANNELLE DUPUY-DESOTO – Newly hired beauty shop assistant with a mysterious past. Must have or be able to learn hair styling skills. Plays anywhere from 18 – 30. Undergoes a change of character in the course of the play.
 
CLAIREE BELCHER – Grande Dame widow of former mayor who loves and supports her community. Long time client of Truvy and lifetime friend of Ouiser. Plays 60’s – 70’s.
 
SHELBY EATENTON-LATCHERIE – Prettiest girl in town and adored by everyone else. Plays 20’s – 30’s. Getting married, having a baby, serious diabetic with spunky, sassy and independent attitude to hide her ill health.
 
M’LYNN EATENTON – Shelby’s mother and a socially prominent career woman with a difficult husband. Plays 50’s. Controlling, but understanding and supportive of Shelby’s need for independence. 
 
OUISER BOUDREAUX – Wealthy curmudgeon. Acerbic but lovable. Plays 60’s
– 70’s. Lifetime friend and neighbor of Clairee, but difficult relationship with Clairee’s husband.
 
According to the author: “The women in this play are witty, intelligent, and above all, real characters. They in no way, shape or form are meant to be portrayed as cartoons or caricatures.” My goal as director will be to honor that intent.
 
Auditions will be by reading from sides. Callback auditions, if necessary, will be Fenbruary 24 7 at 7 p.m. Rehearsals will be Monday – Thursday 7 – 9 p.m.
 

SYNOPSIS:
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, the outspoken, wise-cracking Truvy dispenses shampoos and free advice to the town’s rich curmudgeon, Ouiser; an eccentric millionaire, Miss Clairee, who has a raging sweet tooth; and the local social leader, M’Lynn, whose daughter, Shelby , 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 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. 

Until further notice:

FACE MASKS: Due to recent increased covid cases, face masks are required to be worn at auditions. Those 12 and older (who are cast) will need to be/need to get vaccinated. Please provide your vaccination card, if you have one, when signing in for auditions.

It is the theatre’s intention to keep the cast healthy and safe with hopes to not have to wear a mask by the time of the production. The theatre has also installed touchless soap dispensers and a bi-polar ionization system, the latest technology for airborne virus mitigation, that will eliminate any contaminants in the air throughout the building. 

 

NOW AND THEN CAST

Curtis Nelson-MAN

Mike McGuiness-JAMIE

Jess Oakhem-ABBY

Becky Wilcox-WOMAN

MAMMA MIA! Cast

SOPHIE SHERIDAN: Riley Phillips

ALI-Emily Beckman

LISA-Daniya Jackson

DONNA SHERIDAN: Lindy Keefe

TANYA: Danara Muldrow

ROSIE: J'aime Elizabeth

SKY: Wes Wilson

PEPPER: Oliver Givens

EDDIE: Curtis Druck

HARRY BRIGHT: Christopher Quigley

BILL AUSTIN: Michael Daiuto

SAM CARMICHAEL: Jeff Gilbert


TECHNICAL DANCERS/ENSEMBLE
Madison Buckley
Cassie Molloy
Donovan Molloy
Makenzie Hulsey
Daniya Jackson
Lauren Kutz
Grace Richey
Chloe Rose

ENSEMBLE

Gianna Allen

Kenneth Hamme
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