AUDITIONS: At the Old Opera House in Charles Town
Saturday, December 5 at 2:00pm
Monday, December 7 at 7:00pm
Directed by Caroline Cash
THE STORY: Welcome to Truvy’s beauty salon, 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 (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, the play moves toward tragedy when, in the second act, the spunky Shelby (who is a diabetic) risks pregnancy and 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.
Characters and Approximate Age:
Truvy Jones ………………. 35-50
Annelle Dupuy-Desoto …… 18-24
Shelby Eatenton-Latcherie .. 24-28
Ouiser Boudreaux ………… 55-70
M’Lynn Eatenton …………. 45-60
Clairee Belcher …………… 55-70
With Covid19, social distancing, quarantine, etc. we are not 100% how this show will be presented. It could be in-person, virtual, or a combination of the two. The show has several small scenes, so social distancing should not be a major issue. However, if you have health concerns that might put you at higher than normal risk, please do not audition.
Performances: February 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 2021
You can complete this and bring it with you to the auditions, saving you some time and effort when you arrive. Forms will also be available at the auditions.
Dinner & a Show