Thalian Association Community Theatre will hold auditions for the third show of their Thalian Hall season, Steel Magnolias, December 18th and 19th, at 7 pm. Auditions will be held at the Community Arts Center, 120 S. 2nd Street in downtown Wilmington. If needed, callbacks will be December 20 at 7pm, at the Community Arts Center.  Please be prepared to read from the provided script.

The production, directed by Emily Graham, runs February 9th through the 18th o the Tony Rivenbark Stage at Historic Thalian Hall.

Actors of all races and ethnicities are welcome and encouraged to audition for our entire season! TACT is a community theatre, and all roles are available. We encourage all performers of different skill levels and talents to audition. People new to Thalian Association are always welcome!


Synopsis: 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, (“I’m not crazy, I’ve just been in a bad mood for forty 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.” 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.

Character Breakdown:

Truvy Jones

Annelle Dupuy-Desoto

Shelby Eatenton-Latcherie

Ouiser Boudreaux

M’Lynn Eatenton

Clairee Belcher