The Chester Theatre Group will be holding auditions for "Steel Magnolias" as follows:
Sunday, Feb 17, 2-4 p.m. and Tuesday, Feb. 19, 7:30-9:30 p.m. The director requests that you arrive within the first half hour, unless prior arrangements have been made. Audition materials will be provided. Southern accent is a must!
Location: Black River Playhouse, Corner of Maple and Grove, Chester, New Jersey.
Set in a small town in Louisiana, in the time of really big hair, six women gather in Truvy's beauty shop for gossip, friendship, and support. These women are true steel magnolias: southern belles who are flowery on the outside, but tough as steel inside. The play is alternately hilarious and touching as it moves from the excitement of Shelby’s wedding to sadness as friends mourn her loss. The dialogue is sharp and funny and all six roles are interesting and challenging.
Truvy Jones — 40-55 — Owns the beauty shop. Vivacious. Dispenses advice with lots of hairspray.
Annelle Dupup — 19-25 — Newly hired assistant. Moves from unsure to wild to religious.
Clairee Belcher — 60-75 — Widow of former mayor. Grand dame. Elegant, sophisticated, a true beauty.
Shelby Eatenton-Latcherie — 19-25 — Prettiest girl in town. Loves pink. Strong willed, passionate.
M'Lynn Eatenton — 40-55 — Shelby's mother. Always knows what’s best, strong, stubborn, the heart of the piece.
Ouiser (pronounced Weezer) Boudreaux — 60-75 — Wealthy curmudgeon. Tough, eccentric character.
The Director: Clifford Parrish