Auditions for Steel Magnolias

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A celebrated American classic of family and friendship, Steel Magnolias tells the story of a group of strong women at Truvy’s Beauty Parlour in Chinquapin, Louisiana, who together face the trials and tribulations of life with a lot of love, and plenty of humor.

All auditions, rehearsals and performances will take place at Northern Starz Center for the Performing Arts (5300 Alpine Drive, Ramsey, MN, 55303). The production will be directed by Ben Layne.

Performance dates: April 7-9, 2022 at 7pm. April 10 at 2pm

Audition date: Tuesday, January 25 from 6-9pm.

Rehearsals: Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from January 31-March 31
**There is a break in rehearsals for Spring Break March 14-18.**

Tech rehearsals: Saturday, April 2 (10am-2pm), and Monday April 4 through Wednesday, April 6 6pm-9pm

Audition requirements: Auditions will consist of readings from the script. (Southern Accents are encouraged, but not required.)

Character Breakdown: All roles open to all ethnicities. Ages are approximate.

Truvy Jones (Female, 40’s): Owns the best local beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana.

Annelle Dupuy-Desoto (Female, 19): The new assistant, fresh out of Beauty school.

Clairee Belcher (Female, 60): The widow of Chinquapin’s former mayor. A classic "Grande Dame."

Shelby Eatenton-Latcherie (Female, 25): The prettiest girl in Chinquapin county, about to get married.

M’Lynn Eatenton (Female, 50’s): A socially prominent career woman (and Shelby’s mother).

Ouiser Boudreaux (Female, 60’s): M’Lynn’s neighbor, a wealthy curmudgeon. Acerbic, but loveable.

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Contact information

Northern Starz Center for the Performing Arts
Ben Layne
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Tuesday, January 25
Posted January 8