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Steel Magnolias

Auditions for Steel Magnolias will be held at the Nye Street Theatre on February 25 and 26, 6:00-8:00pm. Auditioning actors are not required to be present both nights. The audition will consist of cold reading from the script. A non-circulating reading script will be available at the Neill Public Library reference desk one week prior to auditions.

No acting experience is required; auditions are open to all women who are interested (no men in this play- sorry fellas!). Descriptions and age ranges for the characters are provided below; but, actors, don’t type yourself out. You don’t have to look like the characters in the movie – all actresses and aspiring actresses will be considered.

Steel Magnolias is a drama-comedy. The setting is a small town in the Deep South in the era of really big hair. The characters are 6 lifelong friends.

Character Age Description
Truvy Jones 35-45 Owns the beauty shop where the play takes place. She is vivacious and dispenses advice with lots of hairspray.
Annelle Dupup-Desoto 18-24 Truvy’s newly hired assistant. She moves from unsure to wild and religious.
Clairee Belcher 55-late 60s The widow of the town’s former mayor. She is a grand dame; elegant, sophisticated, and a true beauty.
Shelby Eatenton-Latcherie 19 She is the prettiest girl in town. Loves pink; strong-willed and passionate.
M’Lynn Eatenton 40s-50s Shelby’s mom. Always knows what’s best; strong, stubborn. She is the heart of this play.
Oiser (pronounced “Weezer”) Boudreaux 55-late 60s She is a wealthy curmudgeon- the town character. Tough and eccentric.


Auditions Fabruary 25 & 26; 6:00-8:00pm
Rehearsals TBA
Show May 10-12 and 16-19, 7:30pm Thur-Sat and 2:00pm Sun (actors will arrive 1hr earlier than those times to prepare)

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