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STEEL MAGNOLIAS
by Robert Harling
Monday & Tuesday, November 16 & 17, 2015
STEEL MAGNOLIAS will be directed by Bryce Lord. Please come to Sunset Playhouse on one of the audition dates listed above. Auditions will consist of readings from the script. Scripts are available to check out at the Box Office with a $10 deposit.
Auditioners will be asked to fill out an Audition Information Sheet prior to auditions; one may fill this out the night of the auditions or ahead of time by downloading the STEEL MAGNOLIAS Audition Form.
Auditions: Monday & Tuesday, November 16 & 17 7:00-10:00 pm*
Callbacks:   Wednesday, November 18 (if necessary)  7:00-10:00 pm
Rehearsals: Sunday, December 7, 2015 – Wednesday, January 20, 2016**
Performances: January 21 – February 6, 2016
Read further for a synopsis and character descriptions.  Click here to see our other upcoming auditions!
Scripts are available for check-out at the box office for a $10 deposit.  
Box Office hours are Tuesdays 1 pm – 7 pm
Wednesdays-Fridays 1 pm – 5 pm & Saturdays 1 pm- 4 pm

Contact Ann Mather at amather@sunsetplayhouse.com or 262-782-4431, ext 221 if you have any further questions or 

if you plan to arrive later than 8:30 pm for auditions.
SYNOPSIS
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, the outspoken, wise-cracking Truvy dispenses shampoos and free advice to the town’s rich curmudgeon, Ouiser, an eccentric millionaire, Miss Clairee, who has a raging sweet tooth, and the local social leader, M’Lynn, whose daughter, Shelby, is about to marry a “good ol’ boy.” Filled with hilarious repartee, the play moves toward tragedy when the spunky Shelby risks pregnancy and her life.
 
CAST OF CHARACTERS
 
(No male roles available)
Truvy Jones – age 35 – 50 – Owns the beauty shop. Vivacious. Dispenses advice with lots of hairspray.

Annelle Dupuy-Desoto – age 18 – 24 – Newly-hired assistant. Moves from unsure to wild to religious.
Clairee Belcher – age 55 to late 60’s – Widow of former mayor. Grand dame. Elegant, sophisticated, a true beauty.
Shelby Eatenton-Latcherie – age about 19 – Prettiest girl in town. Loves pink. Strong willed, passionate.
M’Lynn Eatenton – age 40 to 50’s – Shelby’s mother. Always knows what’s best, strong, stubborn, the heart of the piece.
Ouiser (pronounced Weezer) Boudreaux – age 55 to late 60’s – Wealthy curmudgeon. Tough, Eccentric character.
*We reserve the right to end auditions after 8:30 if all actors present have already been seen.  If you plan to arrive after 8:30, please call 262-782-4431prior to the day of auditions to notify the Volunteer Coodinator, Ann Mather.
**Rehearsal times are subject to change based on availability of cast but are generally 5 nights a week from 7:00-10:00 pm.
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