Steel Magnolias Auditions

The Fairfax Community Theatre Company is excited to announce auditions for our Spring production of “Steel Magnolias” by Robert Harling.

March 15 and 16, 2023 starting at 6:30 pm at the Reb Brick Meeting House in Westford, Vermont.

Production dates are May 18 – 21, 2023 at the Red Brick Meeting House.

The cast consists of 6 women between the ages of 20 to late 60s. Auditions will will readings from the play.

Director: Margie Cain
Stage Manager: Catie Smith
Props Mistress: Karen Stinehour
Producer: Tim Stetson
Sound Design: Buddy Meilleur

A description of the play from Dramatist Play Service: “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 company in good times and bad.”

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