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Auditions and Submissions

Find out about auditions for upcoming shows and submission information.

Steel Magnolias

by Robert Harling

Auditions

Tuesday, December 12th, 7pm

Wednesday, December 13th, 7pm

Call backs - Saturday, December 16th, 10am-1pm

Synopsis: 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."

Characters:

(All ages are suggestions from a previous production and not requirements)

Truvy Jones: 40-year-old owner of a small town beauty shop. She knows everyone’s business and shares it with anyone who will listen

M’lynn Eatenton: 50-year-old mother of Shelby.  She is over protective at times and finds the need to have a firm grip on the world. 

Annelle Dupuy-Desoto: (19-25) Very shy 20-year-old hair-dresser. She goes from a very soft spoken person to a bible-loving Christian with her heart on her sleeve. 

Shelby Eatenton: Roughly 25-year-old diabetic young lady. Prettiest girl in town, loved by all. She has a weird relationship with her mother and often rebels just for the sake of rebellion. 

Clairee Belcher: 60-year-old widow of the former mayor of Chinquapin. She is wealthy and also knows everyone’s business. She is the sarcastic member of the group. 

Ouiser Bourdeaux: (pronounced Weezer)She is the same age as Clairee. She is a wealthy old bitty. She is a loveably miserable lady, though. Her unique personality and sense of humor is a great relief in serious scenes. 

Designers and Crews

Have you ever wanted to get involved with scenic, costuming, lighting, or sound design? Perhaps you want to help be part of a running crew operating spot lights, sound or light boards, performing set changes, or helping build costumes or paint set pieces. We would love to have you involved at Olympic Theatre Arts.

No experience necessary. We value energy, passion, and commitment.

We're looking for interested Designer and Crew volunteers for:

The Game's Afoot or Holmes for the Holidays

2024 Season Shows!

Please send your resume or a simple email of interest to volunteers@olympictheatrearts.org

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