Company's AUGUST production

will be

Steel Magnolias by Robert Harling

Season is 17 - 31 August

Directed by Kathy Gent
AUDITIONS 14th April 2.00pm

Now being held in the Theatre. 

Director – Kathy Gent - contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or  09 4456447 or 021 771 518

The action of the play 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." The play, a hilarious story of love, loss and enduring friendship is both funny and sad and we promise there will not be a dry eye in the house by the end.

Auditions : Sunday, 14 April 2pm, in the theatre, at The Rose Centre, School Road, Belmont.

Audition pieces will be chosen from the following pages. Please do not learn any audition pieces, but familiarise yourself with them and the script in general:

Page 1-2 Truvy/Annelle

Page 8 from What's Jackson like - Page 9 It happens all the time

Page 16 This is It - Page 18 It's very funny

Page 20 Shelby! - page 22 lifetime of nothing special

Page 22 Annelle, you did all this? - Page 24 Never better

Page 25 I should have won Miss Merry Christmas - page 27 I'm going to have a baby

Page 31 from Amen - page 32 Track lighting

Page 44 How are you doing honey? - page 46 and hit it hard 


American accents will be required so feel free to attempt a Southern accent! For a copy of the script please email Kathy or phone her on the numbers above.

Characters: 6 women
Truvy: 35-50-year-old owner of a small town beauty shop. She knows everyone’s business and shares it with anyone who will listen. Southern Belle. She always has advice for you,  often in the form of country sayings.

Annelle: very shy 20-30ish-year-old hair-dresser. She goes from being  very softly spoken and shy to a bible-loving Christian with her heart on her sleeve.

Clairee: 60-year-old widow of the former mayor of Chinquapin. She is wealthy and also knows everyone’s business. She is the sarcastic member of the group. She loves to laugh and poke fun at the little things that others cry over. She is very close to Ouiser.

Shelby: 19-25 year-old diabetic young lady. Prettiest girl in town, and loved by all. She has a weird relationship with her mother, and often rebels just for the sake of rebellion. Loves pin. Strong-willed and passionate.

M’Lynn: 45-55ish-year-old mother of Shelby. She is over-protective at times and finds the need to have a firm grasp on the world. She is a busy woman who worries too much for her age.

Ouiser 60's (pronounced Weezer): She is about the same age as Clairee. She is a wealthy old girl, a loveably miserable lady. Her unique personality and sense of humour come as a great relief in the serious scenes. She is very close to Clairee. 

Performance Dates: 17-31 August


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