Steel Magnolias

Audition Dates:
Tuesday, March 5 from 6:30PM to 9:00PM
Wednesday, March 6 from 6:30PM to 9:00PM
Thursday, March 7 from 6:30PM to 9:00PM
Please contact us if you have any questions about auditions.

Saugus American Legion, 44 Taylor Street, Saugus, MA
For details about the show and the production team, visit our show page.

Please prepare/bring the following:
  • 2 minute memorized contemporary monologue in the style of the show (Realistic/Comedy). You may be asked to read from the show as well.
  • A headshot – it does not need to be professional – a current printed photo is great.
  • You can pre-print the Audition Packet from here and bring it with you to the audition. 
  • Sign-up for an audition time using the Sign-Up Genius link.

PLEASE NOTE: Audition sign-ups are in 10 minute blocks. Please arrive in advance of your time slot in case we are running early.  Using the link above, click on the time slot you are interested in and complete the requested information.

Play Summary
We are casting for the play by Robert Harling: 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.” Filled with hilarious repartee and not a few acerbic but humorously revealing verbal collisions, the play moves toward tragedy when, in the second act, the spunky Shelby (who is a diabetic) risks pregnancy and forfeits her life. The sudden realization of their mortality affects the others, but also draws on the underlying strength-and love-which give the play, and its characters, the special quality to make them truly touching, funny and marvelously amiable compnay in good times and bad.

Character Breakdown
Truvy Jones
Owns the beauty shop. Vivacious. Dispenses advice with lots of hairspray.
Mother figure, gossip, beautician, southern belle.
Adult to play 35-45

Annelle Dupuy-Desoto
Newly hired assistant. Moves from unsure to wild and religious.
New girl, southern, religious, pregnant, quirky.
Young Adult to play 18-24

Shelby Eatenton-Latcherie
Prettiest girl in town. Loves pink. Strong willed and passionate.
Bride, southern, pretty, diabetic.
Young Adult to play 19

M’Lynn Eatenton
Shelby’s mother. Always knows what’s best. Strong, stubborn, the heart of the piece.
Mother, southern, career woman, therapist, wealthy.
Adult to play 40 to 50’s

Ouiser (pronounced Weezer) Boudreaux
Wealthy curmudgeon. Tough, eccentric character.
Divorced, southern, curmudgeon, gardener, dog-owner.
Mature Adult to play 55 to late 60’s

Clairee Belcher
Window of former mayor. Grand dame. Elegant, sophisticated, a true beauty.
Widow, southern belle, grande dame, gossip.
Mature Adult to play 55 to late 60’s

Performances dates:
Friday, April 26 at 8PM
Saturday, April 27 at 8PM
Sunday, April 28 at 2PM
Friday, May 3 at 8PM
Saturday, May 4 at 8PM
Sunday, May 5 at 2PM

If you have questions about the auditions or would like to help out with the production, please contact us at or 781-816-7019.

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