The Pennsylvania Playhouse will hold auditions for the show Steel Magnolias by Robert Harling, from 6:30-9:00pm on Sunday, January 13th and from 6:30-9:00pm on Monday, January 14th at the theatre.
Six women are needed to fill the roles, ranging in age from 18-80. All roles require an authentic-sounding southern accent. Please see role descriptions below. Auditions will consist of reading a provided speech in a southern accent and cold readings from the script. Callbacks, if necessary, will be scheduled for Tuesday, January 15th.
Show Dates: April 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, and 20.
Character Descriptions (from the script, ages can vary somewhat):
TRUVY JONES – 40ish. Owner of the beauty salon.
ANNELLE DUPUY-DESOTO – 19, Beauty shop assistant.
CLAIREE BELCHER – 66ish. Widow of the former mayor. Grande dame.
SHELBY EATENTON-LATCHERIE – 25. Prettiest girl in town.
M’LYNN EATONTON – 50ish. Shelby’s mother. Socially prominent
OUISER (pronounced “Weezer”) BOUDREAUX – 66ish. Wealthy
curmudgeon. Acerbic but loveable.
AUTHOR’S NOTE: The women in this play are witty, intelligent, and above all, real characters. They in no way, shape or form are meant to be portrayed as cartoons or caricatures.