Auditions for the Sandy Arts Guild’s production of Steel Magnolias are on Monday, November 8 and Friday November 12 from 7-9 pm at Mount Jordan Middle School, 300 East 9400 South. Callbacks are by invitation on Saturday, November 13 at 3:30 pm. Nolan Mitchell is Directing, and Jann LeVitre is the Assistant Director. Rehearsals are on selected dates in November and December based on conflicts and will start in earnest after Christmas. The show plays on Friday, Saturday, and Monday evenings from January 28 thru February 12.
Needed are women 18 years and older. All parts are open. Reserving your audition time is highly recommended but is not required.
- Sign up for an audition time by clicking here.
- Download an audition form by clicking here (hard copies available at auditions).
- Download character descriptions available by clicking here.
- Come prepared with a 30-60 second comedic monologue OR a reading from one of the sides provided. Click here for the sides. Please be familiar with your selections. Memorization is not required.
- Please bring a photo and resume.
- Bring a calendar with conflicts from November 15 thru February 12.
About the show
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, 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.