Auditions for Steel Magnolias Begin Next Week
Open auditions for Steel Magnolias will take place at 7:00 p.m. on Monday & Tuesday, August 27 & 28 at 7:00 PM at Liberty School Auditorium, 7265 Saline-Ann Arbor Rd., Saline. Callbacks, if needed, will be Wednesday, August 29. You may come to one or the other time audition time. Rehearsals will typically take place Monday-Thursday evenings. Rehearsals will begin after Labor Day. The show will be performed at Liberty School Auditorium on October 26-28.
Auditioners should be prepared to do cold readings from the script and improvisational exercises. They should also bring a list of their conflicts between the above dates. Six women between the ages of late teens and 60s are needed for this cast. A perusal script will be available at the Saline District Library soon.
The play, written by Robert Harling, centers around Truvy’s local beauty shop and six different “regulars” who gather there. The drama begins on the morning of Shelby’s wedding and covers events over the next three years, including Shelby’s decision to have a child despite having Type I diabetes and the complications that result from that choice. Throughout the course of the story, we are able to observe the unlikely friendship between Clairee and Ouiser; Annelle’s transformation from a shy and eager to please newcomer in town to a religious fundamentalist; and Truvy’s relationship with the men in her family. This community of Southern women comes together to share their secrets, fears and love for one another, sometimes while engaging in neighborly gossip. But at the same time these women provide a crucial support system characterized by humor, even in the darkest moments. When tragedy strikes, it is the familiar comfort of Truvy’s salon where they seek the solace and comfort that, ultimately, sees them through.
Please visit the website: www.salineareaplayers.org for detailed audition information and character descriptions. Additional questions about auditions should be directed to the director, Rebecca Groeb-Driskill at firstname.lastname@example.org