Project Title: STEEL MAGNOLIAS
Venue: The Phantom Projects Theatre at La Habra Depot
Directed by: Sydney Raquel
ABOUT THE SHOW: Truvy’s beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, is where all the ladies who are “anybody” come to have their hair done. Annelle: who is not sure whether or not she is still married. The outspoken, wise-cracking Truvy
who dispenses shampoos and free advice to the town’s rich curmudgeon, Ouiser, an eccentric millionaire (“I’m not crazy, I’ve just been in a bad mood for forty years”). 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.
Audition Date: August 1 and 2: 7pm-10pm by appt.
Callback Date: August 3 at 7pm by invitation.
NOTE: Callbacks will be held at a DIFFERENT location than your initial audition due to an event.
Location for callbacks: 15517 Phoebe Ave, La Mirada 90638
Video Submissions: If you cannot attend auditions, but wish to submit a video, you may send your monologue by July 28 to PhantomDepot@gmail.com. Please include the role you wish to be considered for as well as your phone number. Callbacks must be attended in person.
First Rehearsal Date: August 8 at 7:30pm
Performance info: September 15-24, 2023 (Fridays 8pm, Saturdays 2pm/8pm, Sundays 2pm)
Rate of Pay: $500 Stipend
The Phantom Projects Theatre at La Habra Depot: 311 South Euclid St, La Habra, CA (NOTE: Type our address into your GPS. DO NOT just enter “Phantom Projects” as we have 3 locations.
AUDITION NOTES: All actors must be 18 and over. Please bring a headshot and resume.
Please prepare a 1-2 minute monologue. Note, the location this play takes place in and be ready to present a southern accent.
All actors must be available for all performances. There are no understudies.
This roles below are open to any/all ethnicities.
TruvyJones – 30s-40s female, owner of a small town beauty shop, strong
southern belle who always has the right advice, and always has the town
M’Lynn Eatenton – 40s-50s female, overprotective mother of Shelby, worries too much but has a realistic mindset
Shelby Eatenton – female in her 20s, diabetic, the prettiest girl in town and adored by all, she’s headstrong and especially stubborn when it comes to her mother
Annelle Dupuy-Desoto – female in her 20s, shy hair dresser, she wears her heart on her sleeve, goes from soft spoken lost individual to a bible-loving Christian
Clairee Belcher – female in her 60s, widow of the former mayor of Chinquapin, wealthy, witty, and sarcastic, loves to laugh and poke fun, especially when it comes to Ouiser
Ouiser Bourdeaux (pronounced Weezer) – female in her 60s, a wealthy old bitty, she is lovably miserable with a great sense of humor, which brings great relief to the serious aspects of their lives