Theater auditions: ‘Steel Magnolias’ in Sanford

An audition notice for a community-theater production in Sanford:

The Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center Announces Auditions For ‘Steel Magnolias’

The Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center will be conducting Auditions for the upcoming Adult Repertory Play Production of Steel Magnolias.

Auditions will be held Saturday, May 8 2010 (2 pm – 5 pm) and Monday, May 10 2010 (7 pm – 9 pm) at The Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center (201 -203 South Magnolia Avenue, Sanford, FL 32771). Auditions to be held in the Theatre Annex Building.

Steel Magnolias will be directed by Randy Tapper.

Steel Magnolias by Robert Harling is a 1987 off-Broadway play made into a movie in 1989. Based on the author’s experience with the death of his sister, Steel Magnolias is a comedy-drama about the bond among a group of southern women in northwest Louisiana.

The action centers on Truvy’s beauty parlor and some women who regularly gather there. The drama begins on the morning of Shelby’s wedding to Jackson and covers events over the next three years, including Shelby’s decision to have a child despite having Type I diabetes and the complications that result from the decision. We also get a glimpse of the unlikely friendship between Clairee and Ouiser; Annelle’s transformation from a shy, anxious newcomer in town, to a partying woman, then to a religious fundamentalist; and Truvy’s relationships with the men in her family. Although the main storyline involves Shelby, her mother, and Shelby’s medical battles, the underlying group-friendship among all six women is prominent throughout the drama, as well as the voice of a DJ on the radio that is heard during the play.

Those auditioning are asked to be prepared to read from the script.

Any additional questions regarding the upcoming auditions for Steel Magnolias can be directed to 407-321-8111 or or


One response to “Theater auditions: ‘Steel Magnolias’ in Sanford

  1. Pete Penuel

    Hey Elizabeth! Their website says Sunday, not Saturday…Just FYI. Hope all is going well
    Steel Magnolias
    Directed by Randy Tapper
    Sunday, May 9th **check back for info on this date**
    Monday, May 10th 7:00-9:00pm
    at Wayne Desch Performing Arts Center