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Friday, July 30, 2010

Auditions for "Steel Magnolias"

A reminder that auditions are being held on Sunday for 5th Avenue Theatre's production of Steel Magnolias:
5th Avenue Theatre Company announces auditions for Steel Magnolias Aug. 1 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Jean Carlo Stephenson Auditorium in City Hall.

Auditions are open to females age 14 and up. Participants will be reading scenes selected by director. All materials needed will be provided at the audition.

Steel Magnolias - 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 towns 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 second act, the spunky Shelby (who is diabetic) risks pregnancy. The story 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 and bad times.

Steel Magnolias runs September 17-19 and 24-26. The show will be directed by Zach Davis.


zach d said...

thanks chuck! i am very excited about this! I hope to make u proud of ur alumni!

Chuck Minsker said...

No worries there, Zach - I've been proud of you for a long time now!

zach d said...

oh yea? i havent done much really to be proud of lol