Directed by Alan Tupper and Mike Butler
Audition Dates: Wednesday, October 15, 7:00 – 9:00pm and Sunday, October 19, 4:30 – 6:00pm.
Please arrive at the beginning of audition and plan to stay the entire time. There will be cold readings from the script.
If you are unable to attend on either of those dates, please contact Director, Alan Tupper, firstname.lastname@example.org, 902-483-0498.
Audition Location: QAAW’s The Green Room, 93 Gerrish St., Windsor.
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 title suggest the “female characters are as delicate as magnolias but as tough as steel.”
Roles Available (Southern accents required):
Truvy Jones – Late 30s to late 40s. Owns the beauty shop built by her underemployed, sofa-slug of a husband in their carport. She’s a romantic at heart and philosophical about life.
Annelle Dupuy-Desoto – 20s. A naïve, hesitant and unsure newlywed and beauty school graduate with a desperate secret. Delightful, but a tad ditzy.
Shelby Eatenton-Latcherie – 20s. The prettiest girl in town. A neo-natal nurse at the local hospital. She is headstrong, playful and sardonic.
Clairee Belcher – 60+, the widow of the former mayor. She is an eccentric millionaire and Grande dame who has been forced to run her husband’s businesses. A funny, kind and sweet-hearted woman who is close friends with Ouiser and has a teasing, snarky relationship with her.
M’Lynn Eatenton – Mid-40s to 50s. A socially prominent career woman who works at the Mental Guidance Center. As Shelby’s mother, she worries about her daughter's health.
Ouiser (pronounced “Weezer”) Boudreaux – 60+. An upper middle-class, grouchy but funny and good-hearted woman, whose best friend is Clairee Belcher. An acerbic attitude . . . but loveable.
Rehearsals will begin after the show is cast. Performances will be Mid-March 2015 at the Fountain Performing Arts Centre, King’s-Edgehill School, Windsor.