Auditions

STEEL MAGNOLIAS by Robert Harling
Director – Bill Sizemore

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. Helped by her eager new assistant, Annelle (who is not sure whether or not she is still married), the outspoken, wise-cracking Truvy dispenses shampoos and free advice to the town’s rich curmudgeon, Ouiser, (“I’m not crazy, I’ve just been in a bad mood for forty years”); an eccentric millionaire, Miss Clairee, who has a raging sweet tooth; and the local social leader, M’Lynn, whose daughter, Shelby (the prettiest girl in town), is about to marry a “good ole boy.”

Audition Dates:
Sunday, March 4, 1:00 – 4:30pm
Monday, March 5, from 7:00 – 9:30pm

By appointment at the Black Box Theater located in the Frisco Discovery Center,

8004 N. Dallas Parkway, Frisco, TX 75034, SE corner of Cotton Gin Road and the North Dallas Tollway.

Prepare: Please prepare one of the short monologues that will be emailed to you when you schedule your audition. There will also be cold readings from the script at the audition.

Characters:

Truvy: 35-50-year-old owner of a small town beauty shop. She knows everyone’s business and shares it with anyone who will listen. Southern Belle. She always has advice for you, and they often come in the form of country sayings.

Annelle: very shy 20-30ish-year-old hair-dresser. She goes from a very soft-spoken person to a bible-loving Christian with her heart on her sleeve.

Clairee: 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. She loves to laugh and poke fun at the little things that others cry over. She is very close with Ouiser.

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

M’Lynn: 45-55ish-year-old mother of Shelby. She is over-protective at times and finds the need to have a firm grasp on the world at all times. She is a busy woman who worries too much for her age.

Ouiser (pronounced Weezer): She is about 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 the serious scenes. She is very close to Clairee.

Bring headshot and resume. 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. Keep in mind that all the characters are Southern, so feel free to attempt a Southern accent!

Performance Dates: May 4 – May 20; Friday and the 1st and 3rd Saturday Nights at 8:00, the 2nd Saturday and Sunday afternoons at 2:30 with an additional Saturday matinee at 2:30 on May 19. Performances will be at the Black Box Theatre in the Frisco Discovery Center.

Rehearsals begin Monday, April 2. Rehearsals will typically be Monday through Thursday evenings. Actors will receive a $200 stipend.

Email auditionstheatrefrisco@gmail.com
or call 214-673-3081 for an appointment time.

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