Steel Magnolias

By Robert Harling

Directed by Ken Urso

Truvy’s beauty salon is the setting where all the ladies who are anybody come to have their hair done and discuss the trials and tribulations of life. The outspoken, wisecracking Truvy dispenses shampoos and free advice to the town’s rich curmudgeon, Ouise, Miss Clairee, Shelby, and M’Lynn. Filled with hilarious repartee and not a few acerbic but humorously revealing verbal collisions, the play moves through the lives the of the ladies to the realization of their mortality, their underlying strength and love which gives the play and its character, the special quality to make them truly touching, funny, and amiable.

Produced by Sun Prairie Civic Theatre at Sun Prairie High School Auditorium, 220 Kroncke Drive, Sun Prairie

Performances: February 6-15, 2009

Performance Times: February 6, 7, 13, 14, 2009 at 7:30 PM and February 15, 2009 at 2:00 PM

Ticket Prices: Adults $12.00, Seniors (55+) $10.00, Students (<18) $9.00

Call 608-837-8217 for reservations or more information.

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Audition Dates: Sunday, November 23rd and Monday, November 24th, 2008
Audition Times: Please arrive at 6:00 pm
Audition Location: SPCT Rehearsal Barn, 500 South Bird Street, Sun Prairie, WI

Audition Info:
Auditions will consist of readings from the script. The director will assign sections of the script to be read alone and with other actors. For answers to questions contact: <>

Casting the following roles
Truvy Jones: 35-45ish, vivacious, owns the beauty shop, dispenses advice with lots of hairspray.
Annelle Dupup-Desoto: 18-24ish, newly hired assistant, moves from unsure to wild to religious.
Clairee Belcher: 55-late 60s, a true beauty, elegant, sophisticated, widow of former mayor, grande dame.
Shelby Eatenton-Latcherie: Early twenties, prettiest girl in town, strong-willed, passionate, loves pink.
M'Lynn Eatenton: 40-50s, strong, stubborn, Shelby's mother, always knows what's best, the heart of the piece.
Ouiser (pronounced Weezer) Boudreaux: 55-late 60s, tough, eccentric character, wealthy curmudgeon.

Note: All roles are female, 18+. We are looking for strong, passionate actors, all ages and ethnicities encouraged to audition. Please do not type yourself out, do not role-type against the movie. When casting, SPCT will keep in mind that any actress can be aged, no matter what their type, look, or ethnicity. The dialogue is sharp and funny and all six roles are interesting and challenging.