Auditions for Steel Magnolias


Steel Magnolias

By Robert Harling
Directed by Angela Timberman

Show Information

Performances Friday, June 8 - Sunday, June 24 (13 performances).
Full performance schedule and show description found at here.
First read-through tentatively scheduled for Monday, April 16.

Open Call Auditions

Monday, February 12
6:00 to 10:00 pm (last registration at 9:30 pm)
Doors open at 5:45 pm for registration


Tuesday, February 13

From the Director

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. 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.                        

Audition Preparation

Please prepare a comedic monologue no longer than one minute in length.

Character Descriptions

Truvy Jones: (to play 35‐45). Owns the beauty shop. Vivacious. Dispenses advice with lots of hairspray.

Annelle Dupuy‐Desoto: (to play 18‐24). Newly hired assistant. Moves from unsure to wild to religious.

Clairee Belcher: (to play 55 to late 60’s). Widow of former mayor. Grand dame. Elegant, sophisticated.

Shelby Eatenton‐Latcherie: (to play 19). Prettiest girl in town. Loves pink. Strong willed, passionate.

M'Lynn Eatenton: (to play 40 to 50’s). Shelby's mother. Always knows what’s best, strong, stubborn, the heart of the piece.

Ouiser (pronounced "Weezer") Boudreaux: (to play 55 to late 60’s). Wealthy curmudgeon. Tough, Eccentric character.

General Information

Actors of all races and ethnicities are strongly encouraged to audition. Lyric Arts is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion in the casting of its productions and, therefore, encourages actors of diverse backgrounds and from underrepresented groups to audition.

  • Auditions are open to ages 18 and up.
  • Auditions are held at Lyric Arts Main Street Stage.
  • Please arrive with a calendar outlining all possible conflict dates between the first read-through and the final performance.
  • Please come prepared with a headshot (or any non-returnable current picture) and resume, if available. Each auditioner will be asked to complete an audition form, a copy of which can be found here.
  • Stipend paid