Auditions

Auditions for Steel Magnolias


AUDITION DATES:

Monday & Tuesday, March 5-6 at 6:30pm

CALLBACKS:

Wednesday, March 7 at 6:30pm

AUDITION LOCATION:

Wylie Elementary Cafeteria
DIRECTIONS: Enter through the main doors (center of the school, not the pool entrance) and turn left. Turn left again at the first hallway, then turn right when you reach the next set of doors. The cafeteria is on your left.

AUDITION PREPARATIONS:

No preparation necessary! We will be cold-reading from the script. Please complete the Audition Form with your conflicts and bring with you to auditions.

PERFORMANCE INFO:

April 27-28 at 7pm and April 29 at 2pm
Columbus Hall (8265 Dexter-Chelsea Rd, Dexter, MI 48130)
Directed by: Dick Danner

THE STORY:

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.

 

CHARACTERS:

Truvy Jones (35‐45) Owns the beauty shop. Vivacious. Dispenses advice with lots of hairspray.
Annelle Dupup‐Desoto (25) Newly hired assistant. Moves from unsure to wild to religious.
Clairee Belcher (55-65) Widow of former mayor. Grand dame. Elegant, sophisticated, a true beauty.
Shelby Eatenton‐Latcherie (19) Prettiest girl in town. Loves pink. Strong willed, passionate.
M’Lynn Eatenton (40-50) Shelby’s mother. Always knows what’s best, strong, stubborn, the heart of the piece.
Ouiser (pronounced Weezer) Boudreaux (55-65) Wealthy curmudgeon. Tough, eccentric character.