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The Las Cruces Community Theatre

will be holding auditions for

Steel Magnolias

on

Monday, August 8 and Tuesday, August 9

from 6:00-9:00 pm

at the theatre, 313 N. Main Street.

Appointments are NOT necessary,

and you only need to attend one evening.

Callbacks will be held

on

Wednesday, August 10 from 6:00-9:00 pm

There will be a Pre-Audition workshop

at the theatre on Saturday, August 6

from 10:00 am till 1:00 pm

 

Prepare: Choose ONE of the monologues from the audition packet that corresponds 
with the character(s) you wish to audition for. You need only prepare one for each 
character you want to be considered for. Monologues must be memorized for the 
audition. 

 

Callbacks: Scenes will be read from the script at the callback. 

 

Audition Packet: Please contact the production team at actorspaceep@gmail.com 

 

We are looking for strong, passionate actors, all ethnicities encouraged to audition. All 
roles are open. Please do not type yourself out; do not role type against the film. 
Keep in mind that all the characters are Southern, so feel free to go for a Southern 
accent! 

 

Characters: 

 

Truvy: 40-ish owner of a small-town beauty shop. She knows everyone’s business and 
shares it with anyone who will listen. Southern Belle. She always has advice for you, 
and it generally comes in the form of a “country saying.” 

 

Annelle: 20-ish rookie hairdresser. She goes from a very soft-spoken person to a bible-
thumping Christian with her heart on her sleeve. 

 

Clairee: 60-ish widow of the former mayor of Chinquapin. She is wealthy and also 
knows everyone’s business. She is the sarcastic member of the group. She loves to 
laugh and poke fun at the little things that others cry over. She is very close with Ouiser. 

 

Shelby: 20-ish young lady with diabetes. She is the prettiest girl in town and loved by 
all. She has a difficult though deeply loving relationship with her mother, and often 
contrary just for the sake of being contrary. 

 
M’Lynn: 40-ish mother of Shelby. She is over-protective at times and finds the need to 
always have a firm grasp on the world. She is a busy woman who worries too much for 
her age. 

 

Ouiser (pronounced Weezer): 60-ish wealthy curmudgeon. Fiercely independent. 
Fiercely loyal. Her salty personality and wicked sense of humor make her loveable and 
laughable. She is very close to Clairee. 

 

The story 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 shampoo 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 socialite, M'Lynn, 
whose daughter, Shelby (the prettiest girl in town), is about to marry a "good ole boy."  

 

Filled with hilarious repartee and more than 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 that makes them truly 
touching, funny and marvelously amiable company in good times and bad. 

 

Rehearsal Dates: August 18th – September 29th, Sunday-Thursday, 6:30-9:30pm 
• A more detailed rehearsal schedule will be sent with your audition packet and 
also available at the workshop and auditions.  

 

Performances: September 30th – October 16th  
• Fridays/Saturdays at 7:30pm 
• Sunday Matinees at 2:00pm 

For more information or questions,
please send a message to Greg Thompson, the Director

Thanks for submitting!