By: Robert Harling

Directed by: TJ Fantini 

Auditions

Friday January 28th 6-9pm & Sunday January 30th 5-8pm

Callbacks February 1st 6-8pm

All ages are welcome to audition! 

Please prepare a monologue for auditions. Monologues can be comedic or dramatic, but preferably something that goes with the character you are auditioning for. Monologues should not exceed 2 minutes. 

Proof of Vaccination and Photo I.D REQUIRED to audition. Please be prepared to present upon entry into the theatre. 

Synopsis

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.

Characters

Anelle Dupuy- Desoto

Beauty Shop Assistant 

Clairee Belcher 

Widow of former Mayor. 

Shelby Eatenton-Latcherie 

Prettiest girl in town 

M’Lynn Eatenton 

Shelby’s Mother. Socially Prominent career woman. 

Ouiser Boudreaux

Wealthy Curmudgeon. Acerbic but loveable. 

Truvy Jones

Owner of the Beauty Shop