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.