Auditions: Steel Magnolias

Stageworks Theatre announces auditions for  Steel Magnolias on June 1, 2019.


​Written as a remembrance of his sister Susan who died from complications of diabetes, Robert Harling’s beloved Steel Magnolias is a tribute to the bond that six women share with one another. Set in a small-town beauty shop in the South, the women of Steel Magnolias trade gossip, recipes, and beauty tips. But when confronted with tragedy, the true strength of these members of “weaker sex” is revealed in their deep seated love for one another.


All auditions are open to the community and parts may be cast with actors of any ethnicity.  All actors are required to be at least 18 years old at the time of auditions. Additionally, roles may be cast without callbacks, so bring it in the open audition! Auditions, rehearsals and performances are held at Stageworks Theatre, 10760 Grant Road, Houston, Texas 77070.

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Audition Schedule
  • Open Auditions: June 1

  • Callbacks by invitation: June 10, 7:00-10:00pm

Rehearsal Schedule
  • Estimated to begin on July 5, 2019

  • Rehearsals are generally Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday,Thursday 7:00pm -10:00pm & some Saturdays

  • Required rehearsals are held every Thursday evening during the run of the show

Performance Schedule
  • August 30-September 22, 2019 (12 shows):

  • Fridays 7:30pm, Saturdays 7:30pm, Sundays  3:00pm


How to Audition

Unable To Attend the Audition?

We will accept video auditions up to June 1st. Please follow the audition notes listed above.  Record your audition and upload to Vimeo or YouTube audition link. Then complete this online audition form, including your video link in the assigned field (at the end of the form).

Final Casting

Watch our the Stageworks Theatre Open Auditions Facebook group for casting updates, and we post the cast on the website, once announced.  We plan to have the show cast by June 17th.


Available Roles and Director Character Notes
  • Truvy: 40-ish owner of a small town beauty shop. She knows everyone’s business and shares it with anyone who will listen. Southern Belle. She always has advice for you, and they often come in the form of country sayings.

  • Annelle: A very shy twenty-year-old hairdresser. She goes from a very soft-spoken person to a bible-loving Christian with her heart on her sleeve.

  • Clairee: 60-ish widow of the former mayor of Chinquapin. She is wealthy and also knows everyone’s business. She is the sarcastic member of the group. She loves to laugh and poke fun at the little things that others cry over. She is very close with Ouiser.

  • Shelby: Roughly 25-year-old diabetic young lady. Prettiest girl in town, and loved by all. She has a weird relationship with her mother, and often rebels just for the sake of rebellion.

  • M’Lynn: 50-ish mother of Shelby. She is overprotective at times and finds the need to have a firm grasp on the world at all times. She is a busy woman who worries too much for her age.

  • Ouiser (pronounced Weezer): She is the same age as Clairee - 60-ish. She is a wealthy old bitty. She is a loveably miserable lady, though. Her unique personality and sense of humor is a great relief in the serious scenes. She is very close to Clairee.

If auditioning for Shelby or Annelle, please prepare the Annelle monologue that starts halfway down on page 105 on Side 1.

If auditioning for Truvy or M'Lynn, please prepare the M'Lynn monologue that starts near the top of page 106 of the Annelle/MLynn document, Side 2.

Ouiser or Clairee please prepare this monologue, Side 3.