Auditions – “Steel Magnolias”
Director: Devon Kleine
Stage Manager: Casey Covington
January 27 – February 12, 2023
Thursdays at 7:30pm, Fridays at 7:30pm, Saturdays at 2pm and 7:30pm, Sundays at 2pm
- Rehearsals will begin December 12-13, 2022.
- After holidays, rehearsals will resume on January 9, 2023.
- Typically, rehearsals will be Mondays-Thursdays from 7-10pm and Saturdays from 9am-12pm.
- Tech Week rehearsals on January 23-26, 2023, will be Monday-Thursday from 6-10pm.
- There may be a Q2Q rehearsal on Sunday, January 22, 2023.
- Limited actor stipends are available for specific roles; stipends typically range from $100-$400.
- An allotment of comp tickets is available for family and friends.
- Housing is available upon request.
Granbury Theatre Company employs a COVID-19 mitigation officer. Depending on community transmission levels, protocols may include all cast and crew members wearing a mask at all times during rehearsals (during tech week, masks may be removed while performing). COVID-19 testing may be required weekly or more frequently, if necessary for all unvaccinated (or in need of a booster) cast/crew and for any vaccinated cast/crew experiencing symptoms.
Due to supply issues, cast/crew members may be required to supply their own COVID-19 tests.
Please complete this Google Form by Monday, December 5, 2022, at 11:59pm.
Please submit a video file of you performing one of the audition sides
**Please note there are two sides for M’Lynn. Please record both if auditioning for this character.
You will need to upload a headshot and acting resume in addition to your video file.
If needed and by invitation only
Wednesday, December 7, 2022
Granbury Opera House (133 E. Pearl Street, Granbury, Texas 76048) or GTC Studio 1301 (1301 W. Pearl Street, Granbury, Texas 76048)
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; an eccentric millionaire, Miss Clairee, who has a raging sweet tooth; and the local social leader, M’Lynn, whose daughter, Shelby, 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.
STEEL MAGNOLIAS is presented through special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service
TRUVY JONES – 35-49. Owner of the beauty shop.
ANNELLE DUPUY-DESOTO – 18-25. Beauty shop assistant
CLAIREE BELCHER – 50-69. Widow of former mayor. Grande Dame.
SHELBY EATENTON-LATCHERIE – 18-23. Prettiest girl in town.
M’LYNN EATENTON – 40-50. Shelby’s mother. Socially prominent career woman.
OUISER (Pronounced “Weezer”) BOURDEAUX – 50-69. Wealthy curmudgeon. Acerbic, but lovable.