Steel Magnolias

Age Recommendation

Recommended for ages 13 and up. While there is little objectionable content, the subject matter would be more appropriate and enjoyable for mature audiences. As a courtesy to our guests, children under the age of 5 will not be admitted.


Running Time

Act I: 75 minutes.
Intermission: 15 minutes.
Act II: 55 minutes.



As the show involves plenty of verbal repartee between characters, there is some obscene or offensive language – see the list below for details. 

H*ll: spoken 4 times
G*d: spoken once
D*mn: spoken once
P*ss: spoken once
Sm*rt*ss: spoken once


There is no onstage physical violence in the show. However, there is a reference to the use of firearms. A gun also appears in one scene, though it is not used in any violent manner. One character jokingly refers to wanting to injure a neighbor.


Sexual references are limited to a couple of mild sexual innuendo. There is also a reference to condoms.

Drinking, Drugs, and Smoking

There are two references to the use of illicit drugs, one reference to the inappropriate use of prescription drugs, and multiple references to tobacco and alcohol, though none of these are consumed or even appear onstage.

Families Can Talk About...

Steel Magnolias provides families with a good opportunity to discuss the different ways in which people cope with tragedy and loss, as well as the power of strong friendship to fight against personal adversity.