STEEL MAGNOLIAS – Audition Information



STEEL MAGNOLIAS  by Robert Harling

Auditions  Sunday January 21 and Monday January 22 at 7pm
Show Dates: March 8, 9, 10 and 16, 17, 18 and 23, 24, 25

Director Judy MacKeigan is looking for a cast of strong, female actors to portray the iconic women of Steel Magnolias.  Set in the late 1980s in a small town in Louisiana, Steel Magnolias is an homage to the strength of friendship that holds us together through life’s tragedy and comedy.  Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script, but those auditioning are encouraged to be familiar with the story and the characters.  

(note: actors should be able to portray the following age/age range for each character.)

Truvy- Owner/operator of the beauty salon where the action of the show takes place.  Kind hearted, practical, and lively, age 40-50

Annelle- newly hired assistant to Truvy, naïve, gullible and lacking in self-confidence,  but sweet and lovable, age 18-20

Clairee –neighborhood patron of the beauty shop, widow of the former mayor, a bit reserved and formal age, 65-75

Shelby- pretty, popular and self assured, but has a life-threatening form of type 1 Diabetes, age 25-30

M’lynn- Shelby’s mother, career woman, confident and strong, but concerned for her daughter, age 50-60

Ouiser- female curmudgeon, acerbic and sarcastic, but caring and loyal to her friends, age 65-75