Sand Springs Community Theatre will have callbacks for the six women’s roles for the production “Steel Magnolias” at 7 p.m. Thurs., July 29, 2010, at Charles Page High School Auditorium, 500 N. Adams Road, Sand Springs, OK. The auditions were July 23-24, 2010.
The rehearsals will begin early August. Production dates are at 8 p.m. Sept. 9-11, 2010. and 2 p.m. matinee on Sept 12, 2010.
Sidney Hunt will be directing the show, and she chaired the auditions. Her e-mail address is email@example.com. The play all takes place in the home beauty shop of Truvy. Characters include Truvy Jones – owner of the beauty shop; Annelle Dupuy-Desoto – Beauty shop assistant. Late teens / early 20s; Clairee Belcher – Widow of former mayor. Grande dame.; Shelby Eatenton-Latcherie – ( 25ish) Pretty and popular young lady; central character of the story, daughter of M’Lynn; M’Lynn Eatenton – Mother of Shelby, socially prominent career woman; and Ouiser (pronounced “Weezer”) Boudreaux – Wealthy curmudgeon. Acerbic but loveable.
The production is set in Truvy’s beauty salon in Chinquapin, La., 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 older 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.
For more information, call (918) 246-2196.