**Keep in mind that all the characters are Southern, so please attempt a Southern accent in your audition
Truvy: 35-45 Owner of the beauty shop. She is sassy, witty, warm, and generous. She’s the family breadwinner and takes great pride in her business. At Truvy’s shop, ladies get first-class attention, free advice and homespun wisdom.
Annelle: 20’s Very shy hair-dresser. Truvy’s assistant. Naïve, sweet, confused and strong enough to keep going no matter what life throws at her. She goes from a very soft-spoken person to a bible-loving Christian with her heart on her sleeve.
Clairee: 50’s-60’s Widow of the former mayor of Chinquapin. A grand dame. Elegant, self- assured, sophisticated. Wicked sense of humor. Very Sarcastic. Ouiser’s best friend.
Shelby: 20’s Diabetic young lady. Prettiest girl in town, and loved by all. Passionate, strong- willed, determined to grab hold of all of life’s experiences.
M’Lynn: 40s-50’s Mother of Shelby. Certain she knows what’s best, strong, stubborn, loves fully and fiercely.
Ouiser (pronounced Weezer): She is the same age as Clairee. Tough, wealthy, cranky, eccentric. Does just as she pleases and doesn’t care what anyone thinks about it. Her unique personality and sense of humor is a great relief in the serious scenes. She isvery close to Clairee