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Auditions - Steel Magnolias

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Steel Magnolias
By Robert Harling and directed by Gordon Ayres

Auditions will be
Monday May 23, 2016 7-9pm
Tuesday May 24 2016 7-9pm

Performances July 22- Aug 7th
Call Backs on Wednesday May 25th 7-9
Auditions will be held at Center Stage Community Theater 604 Powell Street Lebanon, IN 46052

Those auditioning will be asked to read from the script and a monologue from the script that the production team has picked out.  Auditioners will also be asked to do so in a southern dialect since this is a very strong southern play. The show will begin rehearsals on Tuesday May 31 at 7pm Please bring all schedule conflicts including planned vacations with you to auditions. If you have questions please contact the director at gordon.ayres@adesa.com or call him at 317-820-8577 cell and his office number is 317-706-3556

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 town’s 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 the second act, the spunky Shelby (who is a diabetic) risks pregnancy and forfeits her life. The sudden realization of their mortality affects the others, but also 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 times and bad.

OUISER BOUDREAUX: A wealthy curmudgeon. She is tough and eccentric.
(Age Range: 55-65)

CLAIREE BELCHER: The widow of the former mayor and grand dame of the town. She is elegant, sophisticated and beautiful.
(Age Range: 55-65)

M’LYNN EATENTON: Shelby’s mother who always knows what’s best. She is strong and stubborn. 
(Age Range: 40-50)

TRUVY JONES: The vivacious owner of the beauty shop who loves giving advice and using hairspray.
(Age Range: 35-45)

SHELBY EATENTON-LATCHERIE: The prettiest girl in town. While she loves pin, she is also passionate and strong willed. 
(Age Range: 17-21)

ANNELLE DUPUP-DESOTO: Starts off as a newly hired and unsure assistant. Eventually, she becomes wild and then religious.
(Age Range: 18-25)

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