The Royal Players is holding auditions for the production of “Steel Magnolias” at the Royal Theatre, 111 S. Market, Benton (upstairs). Audition times are
Saturday, January 26, at 2 p.m. and Monday, January 28, at 7 p.m. The director, Mark Troillett, will have cold readings from the script. The production is June 6-16, 2019.
“Steel Magnolias,” set in Chinquapin Parish, Louisiana, in the 1980s, has become a favorite of theater patrons. It is an all-female, all-adult cast of strong, southern women. The play by Robert Harling is based on the true story of his sister. It’s been called the funniest play that ever made you cry.
Truvy Jones — 40ish. Owner of the beauty shop.
Annelle Dupuy-Desoto — 19. Beauty shop assistant.
Clairee Belcher — 66ish. Widow of the former mayor.
Shelby Eatenton-Latcherie — 25. Prettiest girl in town.
M’Lynn Eatenton — 50ish. Shelby’s mother. Socially prominent career woman.
Ouiser Boudreaux — 66ish. Wealthy curmudgeon. Acerbic but loveable.
Those auditioning don’t need to rehearse a southern accent. We are in Arkansas, y’all. All ethnicities are encouraged.
For questions, please contact producer Lisa Goodrich, email@example.com or 249-3169.
Theater phone number is 501-315-5483.