AUDITION: Steel Magnolias

Auditions for Laughing Horse Productions first production for 2021 are coming fast.
Steel Magnolias by Robert Harling
Directed by Adam Salathiel
Performance dates
12th, 13th, and 19th, 20th March 2021
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.
Eventually, when Shelby dies from complications related to her diabetes, M’Lynn has to deal with the most difficult of life’s challenges: the loss of one’s only child.
As the women of Chinquapin makes their ways over life’s many hurdles together, they find comfort (and a fair amount of verbal ribbing) in one another. “You have no idea how wonderful you are,” M’Lynn tells the ladies at the end of the play. Truvy responds, with a smile, “Of course we do.”
Auditions will take place on Sunday the 6th of December at the Don Russell Performing Arts Centre.
Auditionees will be required to prepare a monologue of their choosing and be prepared to demonstrate an appropriate American accent based on the location of the play – Natchitoches, Louisiana.
The available roles are, ages are only stage ages;
Truvy Jones (35-45) – Owns the beauty shop. Vivacious. Dispenses advice with lots of hairspray
Annelle Dupup-Desoto (18-24) – Newly hired assistant. Moves from unsure to wild to religious
Clairee Belcher (55-late 60’s) – Widow of former Mayor. Grand dame. Elegant, sophisticated, a true beauty
Shelby Eatenton-Latcherie (19) – Prettiest girl in town. Love pink. Strong willed, passionate
M’Lynn Eatenton (40-50’s) – Shelby’s mother. Always knows what’s best, strong, stubborn, the heart of the piece
Ouiser (pronounced Weezer) Boudreaux (55-late 60’s) – Wealthy curmudgeon. Tough, eccentric character
To book your 30 minute audition slot, or to ask any additional questions, email


Starts On

06/12/2020 - 11:00 am

Ends On

2:00 pm

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