Six women of varied ages are needed for The Sauk’s upcoming production of “Steel Magnolias.”
The action is set in Truvy’s beauty salon in Chinquapin, La., 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 40 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.”
Auditions will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 16 and at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 20 at the Sauk Theatre, 240 E. Chicago in Jonesville. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. No preparation necessary. Please bring a list of all conflicts from Aug. 21 through Oc. 23. There are roles for six women (ages 19 to 70). Anyone age 18 and up can audition for the production. Ron Boyle will direct.
Performances are Oct. 13-15 and 20-22 at 8 p.m. with matinees at 3 p.m. on Oct. 16 and 23. All performances are at the Sauk Theatre, 240 E. Chicago in Jonesville. All tickets are $8-$13. The Oct. 13 performance is a Pay What You Can preview. Preview tickets are not sold in advance. All senior tickets to the October 20 performance are $5. Tickets are available at www.thesauk.org or by calling 517-849-9100.
“Steel Magnolias” is sponsored by Olivia’s Chop House and Saucy Dog’s Barbecue. The 2022 season is sponsored by Joyous Journey Photography. The 2022 media sponsor is WCSR Radio Hillsdale and The Dale 99.5 FM.