Open Theater Auditions in Walker Bay, Minnesota for “Steal Magnolias”

Walker Bay Theater is thrilled to extend an open invitation for actresses to audition for its summer staging of the celebrated play and movie, “Steel Magnolias.”

This production promises to fill the theater with laughter and engaging themes, offering a unique opportunity for participants to step into roles that have captured hearts worldwide. Whether you’ve dreamed of embodying Shelby, a role that earned Julia Roberts a Golden Globe, or see yourself as Truvy, M’Lynn, Annelle, Clairee, or Ouiser, made famous by talents like Dolly Parton and Sally Fields, this is your moment.

“Steel Magnolias” is a heartwarming and poignant play that delves into the bonds of friendship, resilience, and the strength found in a group of women in a small-town Southern community. Written by Robert Harling in 1987 as a tribute to his sister, the narrative unfolds in Truvy’s beauty salon, the epicenter of gossip, support, and camaraderie. The play explores the lives of six distinct women, each facing her own set of challenges, joys, and sorrows, yet finding solace and laughter in each other’s company. From Shelby’s health battles to M’Lynn’s maternal worries, and from Clairee’s sharp wit to Ouiser’s gruff exterior, “Steel Magnolias” offers a rich tapestry of female experiences, showcasing the unbreakable strength and elasticity of the human spirit akin to the very flowers it’s named after—delicate in appearance yet robust enough to survive in the harshest environments. The play’s unique blend of humor and tragedy has made it a beloved classic, celebrated for its honest portrayal of friendship and the enduring power of love.

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Performances are scheduled from August 8 to August 18, 2024, with rehearsals taking place at the Walker Bay Theater. The rehearsal schedule will be coordinated to accommodate the cast and director.

Auditions are planned for Sunday, March 10, and Thursday, March 14, from noon to 4:00 pm, at Walker Bay Theater, located at 609 Minnesota Avenue, Lower Level (below Subway). Should these dates not fit your schedule, we encourage you to reach out to Dave Holk at 218-820-1603 to discuss alternative arrangements.

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