Steel Magnolias, by Robert Harling
directed by Anne Johnson
Auditions for Steel Magnolias will be April 15th at 6 PM and April 16th at 11 AM. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.
Characters – ages listed is that of the character – not the actor.
Truvy Jones: 40 years 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, and they often come in the form of country sayings.
M’Lynn Eatenton. 50 years old. Mother of Shelby. She is over-protective at times and finds the need to have a firm grasp on the world at all times. She is a busy woman who worries too much for her age.
Annelle Dupuy-Desoto- 19-25. Very shy, twenty-year-old hair-dresser. She goes from a very soft-spoken person to a bible-loving Christian with her heart on her sleeve.
Shelby Eatenton-Latcherie- 25 years old. Diabetic. 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.
Clairee Belcher- 60 years old. Widow of the former mayor of Chinaquapin. 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 closer with Ouiser.
Ouiser Bourdeaux- 60 years old. She is a wealthy old bitty. She is a loveably miserable lady, though. Her unique personality and sense of humor is a great relief in the serious scenes. She is very close to Clairee.