CSP is a volunteer-based community theatre that is open to non-traditional casting which is color conscious, disability-inclusive, and accepts actors identifying as any gender.

Audition :: Steel Magnolias

Audition Dates: 

Nov 18 @ 7 – 9 pm
Nov 21 @ 7 – 9 pm

Call back Dates: 

Nov 24 @ 7 – 9 pm

Auditions will include cold readings from scenes from the play and will be available at the audition. No scripts will be available before auditions. 

Note: All actors will be required to audition and perform in an accent appropriate for their character. 

Audition Hint: Auditions and performances inspired by but not an imitation of the iconic movie portrayals encouraged. 


Rehearsals will start in early January.

You will be asked for your conflicts during auditions for early January through the show dates (ends mid April). Rehearsals will be on Sunday (either afternoon or evenings) and two weeknights (Mon-Thurs 6:30 pm or after). Please be prepared to complete the conflict form for this time frame.

Please direct any questions to garyekirchhof@gmail.com and put Steel Magnolias Audition in the subject line.


(actors from 18 and above will be considered for all characters – rough ages are given, but there is some flexibility with age) Production team is very open to non-traditional casting that is color conscious, disability-inclusive and actors identifying as any gender for these roles.

Truvy Jones (40-ish)

Owner of the beauty shop. Quick-witted and big hearted.

Annelle DuPuy-DeSoto (20s-30s)

Trudy’s beauty shop assistant. Nervous, awkward, and sweetly naive. 

Clairee Belcher (50s-60s)

Widow of the former mayor, the Grande Dame.

Shelby Eatenton-Latcherie (20s)

M’Lynn’s daughter and the prettiest girl in town. 

M’Lynn Eatenton (40s-50s)

Shelby’s mother, a socially prominent career woman.

Ouiser (pronounced “Weezer”) Boudreaux (50s-60s)

Wealthy curmudgeon, acerbic but lovable.

Author’s Note: 

The women in this play are witty, intelligent, and above all, real characters.  They in no way, shape or form are meant to be portrayed as cartoons or caricatures.

* Before the Audition

  • Download CSP Audition Form before you show up! In order to save your time, please download the audition form, complete and email to the director. ( Download Free PDF Reader )
  • Please review the CSP Code of Conduct CSP Code of Conduct ensures that we not only have fun but that all feel welcome and that it is a safe environment for all. The purpose is to define accepted/acceptable behaviors, to promote high standards of practice and to establish a framework for professional behaviors and responsibilities.
*Copies will be available at the audition if you can not print at home.

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