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General Audition Requirements
Unless otherwise noted in the following show-specific information, all auditions require a:
- Completed Audition Form
- Headshot – can be a body-length picture as long as the face is clearly visible
Calling all southern belles! Steel Magnolias is coming to our Actor’s Cafe!
Directed by KatiBelle Collins
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.
AUDITION DATE & TIME:
Sunday March 15th, 2020 • 7pm (check in begins at 6pm)
Monday, March 16th, 2020 • 7pm
Bring headshot or current photo, resume, and fill out the registration form here–> https://forms.gle/vEiAYNpqwwUKfud9A
Truvy Jones – 40ish: Owner of the Beauty Salon, very fashion and glamour savvy.
Annelle Dupuy-Desoto – 19: Truvy’s Beauty Salon assistant
Clairee Belcher – 60-70’s: Widow of former Mayor, Grande Dame.
Shelby Eatenton-Latcherie – 20’s: Prettiest girl in town, daughter of M’Lynn
M’Lynn Eatenton – 50’s: Shelby’s mother, Socially prominent career woman
Quiser (Weezer) Boudreaux – 60-70’s: Wealthy loveable curmudgeon. Acerbic, but not angry.
These women are real, witty and intelligent.They need to be portrayed truly, not cartoonish or over the top.
Southern accent are not required at the auditions.There will be a dialect coach.