Expressions Community Theater will be holding auditions for Robert Harling’s Steel Magnolias. Auditions will be held at the Lakeville Area Arts Center, 20965 Holyoke Avenue on January 21 and 22 from 6 - 8 p.m. with callbacks on the January 23. Please bring a headshot or current photo with you along with your calendar. Auditions will consist of readings from the script. The read through will be on January 28 and rehearsals begin February 4.
The play opens with discussion of Shelby's wedding day to her fiancé, Jackson, in the fictional northwestern Louisiana parish of Chinquapin at Truvy's in-home beauty parlour where the women regularly gather. It covers events over the next three years with Shelby's Type 1 diabetes and how the women interact at times with conflict but in the end resolved friends: Shelby's decision to have a child despite the complication that could result from her condition, Clairee's friendship with the curmudgeon Ouiser; Annelle's transformation from a shy, anxious newcomer in town to a good-time girl then repentant revival-tent Christian; and Truvy's relationships with the men in her family. Although the main storyline involves Shelby, her mother M'Lynn, and Shelby's medical battles, the underlying group-friendship among all six women is prominent throughout the drama.
We are looking for a cast of 6 women; 2 young women 20s and 4 older women ranging from 40 to 70.