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Auditions: Steel Magnolias
August 3 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Pensacola Little Theatre is excited to announce auditions for the first Mainstage production or the 2020-2021 season, Steel Magnolias.
Truvy Jones runs a successful beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies in the neighborhood have a standing Saturday appointment. Along with her anxious and eager assistant, Annelle, Truvy styles the hair of many of the women about town: wealthy widow and former first lady of Chinquapin, Clairee Belcher, local curmudgeon Ouiser Boudreaux (“I’m not crazy, I’ve just been in a bad mood for forty years”), intelligent and compassionate career woman M’Lynn, and her daughter Shelby, the prettiest girl in town. Shelby’s engagement is the talk of the town, but the joy and excitement of her wedding quickly turn to concern as she faces a risky pregnancy and a myriad of health complications. As the women of Chinquapin make their way over life’s many hurdles together, they find comfort (and a fair amount of verbal ribbing) in one another. This poignant theatre classic is directed by Kathy Holworth and will be presented on our Mainstage.
Audition Dates: August 3rd & 4th
Performance Dates: September 18th – 27th
The auditions will consist of readings from the script in small groups by appointment time. We will be conscious of social distancing during readings and all auditionees will be temperature checked and must wear a face covering to enter the lobby. Watch this page for instructions on how to sign up for your audition slot soon!
Looking For: 6 Women (color inclusive)
Truvy Jones- age 40-50, witty and spirited beauty shop owner.
Annelle Dupuy-Desoto- age 18-20, Truvy’s nervous beauty shop assistant with a mysterious past.
Clairee Belcher- age 60-65, grand dame and wife of the former mayor.
Shelby Eatenton-Latcherie- age 25-28, bride and fierce southern belle, daughter of M’Lynn.
M’Lynn Eatenton- age 40-50, strong and socially prominent career woman, mother of Shelby.
Ouiser- age 60-65, wealthy curmudgeon, acerbic but lovable.
Unlike the movie, there are no men in the original script.
The women just talk about them.
Southern/Louisiana accents preferred.