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Spotlight Studios for the Performing Arts

announces the auditions for

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Steel Magnolias

by Robert Harling

Auditions:

WHEN:
  • Monday April 1, 6-8pm
  • Tuesday April 2, 6-8pm
  • (If you are unable to attend the above dates email johnb@spotlightarts.com for an audition appointment)
WHERE: At Spotlight Studios, 3 Railroad Street in Fairport
WHO: For Female Performers age 14-18

This production is open to all female performers age 14-18 from the area!

You should only attend ONE audition date. If you are unable to attend any audition dates, contact the director at johnb@spotlightarts.com to set up an alternate audition.

PERFORMANCES:

May 31 and June 1 at Spotlight Studios for the Performing Arts in Fairport

BRING:

  • Completed Audition Form and Conflicts Sheet (download below)
  • A headshot or school picture, which will not be returned
  • A resume, if available

PREPARE:

Choose a scene from the audition packet to prepare and be ready to read lines at the audition. Scene packets can be downloaded from here: Audition Scenes.

REHEARSALS:

Use the audition form to fill out all potential rehearsals. Please be detailed. A rehearsal schedule will be created from these conflicts. Note that excessive conflicts will factor into casting decisions. A detailed schedule will be distributed after casting takes place. Cast members must attend all Mandatory Rehearsals.

There is NO cost for this production. Those interested must audition to be in this production. Cast members will be asked to seek out sponsors if possible.

QUESTIONS:

585-305-4767 (leave a message and your call will be returned) or email johnb@SpotlightArts.com

Hope to see you at the audition!

LOCATION:

All auditions, rehearsals and performances take place at:
Spotlight Studios of Fairport
3 Railroad Street
Fairport, NY 14450

Please pay attention to posted "No Parking" signs.

DESCRIPTION:

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.

Truvy: 40-year-old owner of a small town beauty shop. She knows everyone's business and shares it with anyone who will listen. Southern Belle. She always has advice for you, and they often come in the form of country sayings.

Annelle: very shy twenty-year-old hair-dresser. She goes from a very soft-spoken person to a bible-loving Christian with her heart on her sleeve.

Clairee: 60-year-old widow of the former mayor of Chinquapin. She is wealthy and also knows everyone's business. She is the sarcastic member of the group. She loves to laugh and poke fun at the little things that others cry over. She is very close with Ouiser.

Shelby: Roughly 25-year-old diabetic young lady. Prettiest girl in town, and loved by all. She has a weird relationship with her mother, and often rebels just for the sake of rebellion.

M'Lynn: 50-year-old mother of Shelby. She is over-protective at times and finds the need to have a firm grasp on the world at all times. She is a busy woman who worries too much for her age.

Ouiser: (pronounced Weezer) She is the same age as Clairee. She is a wealthy old bitty. She is a loveably miserable lady, though. Her unique personality and sense of humor is a great relief in the serious scenes. She is very close to Clairee.

585-305-4767
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Spotlight Studios for the Performing Arts • 3 Railroad St, Fairport, NY • Email: johnb@SpotlightArts.com • Phone: 585-305-4767