Tipton Community Theater: Steel Magnolias Auditions

Tipton Community Theater: Steel Magnolias Auditions

Tipton Community Theater will be holding open auditions for their upcoming production, “Steel Magnolias”. See performance times, audition dates and times, character descriptions, and notes below.


PERFORMANCE DATES AND TIMES: Friday and Saturday nights, January 26 and 27, 2018, 7:30 PM, and Sunday afternoon, January 28, 2018, 2:00 PM, THS Auditorium

AUDITION DATES AND TIMES: Sunday and Monday evenings, November 19 and 20, 2017, 7:00 PM, Tipton High School Band Room


TRUVY JONES:  Owner of the beauty shop.  Outspoken, wise-cracking, generous in spirit, constantly offering free advice and tidbits of gossip.  Stage age: early to mid-40’s

ANNELLE DUPUY-DESOTO:  Truvy’s assistant beautician.  Shy, insecure, eager to please.  Stage age: late teens to early 20’s

CLAIREE BELCHER:  Wealthy widow of the former mayor.  Eccentric, with a wicked sense of humor and an incurable sweet tooth.  Stage age: mid-60’s to mid-70’s

SHELBY EATENTON-LATCHERIE:  Prettiest girl in town.  A registered nurse about to marry a lawyer.  Plucky and strong-willed despite serious health issues.  Stage age: mid- to late 20’s

M’LYNN EATENTON: Shelby’s mother.  Socially prominent career woman with an equally challenging domestic life.  Is at times overprotective of her daughter.  Stage age: late 40’s to mid-50’s

OUISER (“Weezer”) BOUDREAX:  Wealthy curmudgeon.  Irreverent and acerbic, but lovable.  Stage age: mid-60’s to mid-70’s


Although this play is primarily a comedy, it does encompass a variety of human emotions; thus, we are looking for actresses who can convey all of them, as well as maintain consistent Southern accents.  Also, as the playwright notes, these six women are witty, intelligent, and real – not caricatures.  To gain a good perspective on the various personalities, we recommend that you watch the movie; just keep in mind that the stage play is set exclusively in the beauty shop, and is devoid of male characters.  Rehearsals will begin on Sunday evening, November 26, 2017, three evenings per week including Sunday evening (except during Christmas break, 12/20/2017 – 1/2/2018), and four evenings during the week prior to opening night.  All rehearsals will begin at 7:00 PM.  Please list any and all conflicts for Sunday through Thursday nights, November 26, 2017 through January 25, 2018.  We will need this information for our rehearsal schedule!

Any questions, contact Top Fletcher @ 317-385-0489, or Margy @ 317-385-0681, or Ryan Schmitt @ 765-210-3585.

Ailithir McGill

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