Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Auditions: ‘Steel Magnolias’ at Chatham Players

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The Chatham Players will hold auditions for Robert Harling’s touching, “Steel Magnolias” on Monday, November 6thand Tuesday, November 7th at 7:00pm. All auditions will occur at The Chatham Playhouse 23 North Passaic Ave. Production dates are February 23 thru March 10, 2018 with rehearsals to begin mid-December. Jeffrey Fiorello directs.

Steel Magnolias (the basis for the much-loved multi Oscar-nominated film) is the bittersweet story of six women who gather under the dryers at Truvy’s Beauty Salon to share gossip, laughter, recipes and beauty secrets on four significant days across three years of their lives in a small US Southern town. When tragedy strikes, they face it with sass and strength, supporting each other through thick and thin. Steel Magnolias is a heartwarming portrait of friendship and love.

Director Fiorello seeks six women to fill out his cast. Please arrive by 7:30. There will be readings from the script, based upon the character you wish to be considered for, as well as type. Audition Sides will be available at the audition. To access the audition form, please visit our website at .

Character Breakdown

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

Truvy Jones (40-50) Owns the town beauty shop. Vivacious, knows everyone’s business and shares it with anyone who will listen. Dispenses advice with lots of hairspray.

Annelle Dupuy-Desoto (20 – 30) Very shy, newly haired assistant. Moves from unsure to wild to religious.

Clairee Belcher (60-70) Widow of former mayor. Grand dame. Sarcastic member of the group. Elegant, sophisticated. Loves to laugh and poke fun at the little things others cry over.

Shelby Eatenton-Latcherie (20 – 30) Prettiest girl in town. Loves pink. Strong willed, and passionate.

M’lynn Eatenton (40 – 50) Shelby’s mother. Over protective at times. Always knows what’s best. Strong, stubborn, the heart of the piece.

Ouiser Boudreaux (60 – 70) Wealthy curmudgeon. Acerbic, but loveable.

The Chatham Players have an open call casting policy. ALL roles are open, none are precast, and everyone is encouraged to audition. Any questions, please call Gus Ibranyi at (201)-563-0362 or For directions or additional information, please visit

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