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Audition: Steel Magnolias

Join the cast of MBTC’s production of Steel Magnolias!

Set in a small town in Louisiana – in the time of really big hair – six women gather in Truvy’s beauty shop for gossip, friendship, and support. These women are true steel magnolias: southern belles who are flowery on the outside, but tough as steel inside.

The dialogue is sharp and funny which makes all six roles interesting and challenging.

Directed by Gary Farmer-Trickett

Audition Notice

Auditions for Moreton Bay Theatre Company’s production of Steel Magnolias will be held on Saturday, 13 March — from 9am — at NeverLand Theatre in North Lakes.

Audition slots are by appointment, only. To book an audition slot, please complete the Audition Form at the bottom of this page.


Performance Season

12 performances between 4—20 June, 2021:

Weekend 1

  • Friday, 4 June — 7:30pm
  • Saturday, 5 June — 2pm
  • Saturday, 5 June — 7:30pm
  • Sunday, 6 June — 6pm

Weekend 2

  • Friday, 11 June — 7:30pm
  • Saturday, 12 June — 2pm
  • Saturday, 12 June — 7:30pm
  • Sunday, 13 June — 6pm

Weekend 3

  • Friday, 18 June — 7:30pm
  • Saturday, 19 June — 2pm
  • Saturday, 19 June — 7:30pm
  • Sunday, 20 June — 6pm

Please note call times for all performances are 90 minutes before the scheduled performance time.


Rehearsal Days

  • Monday — 7 to 9:30pm
  • Wednesday — 7 to 9:30pm
  • Sunday — 9am to 12:30pm

Rehearsals commence [TBC]. It is expected additional rehearsals will be scheduled towards the production’s opening weekend (e.g. Tech Week). A detailed rehearsal schedule will be provided to successful auditionees.

All rehearsals are held at NeverLand Theatre, unless otherwise informed in advance by the Production Manager.


Audition Format

Auditionees are asked to present the following:

1. A monologue from a play similar to Steel Magnolias.

Please prepare a 2-minute excerpt which showcases your story-telling ability as an actor. You should select an excerpt from the comedy-drama repertoire, but not from Steel Magnolias.

A Southern U.S. accent is strongly encouraged.

2. A cold read from the script of Steel Magnolias.

A Southern U.S. accent is strongly encouraged.


Available Roles

Truvy Jones

Owns the beauty shop. Dispenses advice with lots of hairspray. Aged 35+.

Annelle Dupuy-Desoto

Newly hired Beauty Shop assistant. Aged 18-25.

Clairee Belcher

Widow of former mayor Grand dame. Aged 55+.

Shelby Eatenton-Latcherie

Prettiest Girl in Town. Aged 20-25.

M’Lynn Eatenton

Shelby’s mother. Socially prominent career women. Aged 45+.

Ouiser “Weezer” Boudreaux

Wealthy curmudgeon. Acerbic but loveable. Aged 60+.

Audition Form

    Auditionee's Details


    Emergency Contact Details

    In the case of an emergency occurring during activity at Moreton Bay Theatre Company, MBTC will contact the person you nominate, below:

    Which role/s are you auditioning for?

    Please select all that apply:

    Truvy JonesAnnelle Dupuy-DesotoClairee BelcherShelby Eatenton-LatcherieM’Lynn EatentonOuiser “Weezer” Boudreaux

    Acting Experience

    Do you have performance experience as an actor? If so, please provide a summary, below:

    Have you completed any training in acting? If so, please provide a summary, below:

    Schedule Conflicts

    Please indicate any confirmed or potential schedule conflicts for rehearsals and performances, below:

    Acknowledgements & Agreements

    For general enquiries, please email info@mbtc.com.au.