The story of six Southern Louisiana women’s small town lives and the trials and tribulations that come with it

August 13, 14, 15 &
August 20, 21, 22
2021

Fridays and Saturdays at 7:00pm
Sundays at 3:00pm
Seating begins 30 minutes before curtain

Location

Western High School Community Arts Center
1400 S Dearing Rd, Parma, MI 49269

Synopsis

The action is set in Truvy’s beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies who are “anybody” come to have their hair done. Helped by her eager new assistant, Annelle (who is not sure whether or not she is still married), the outspoken, wise-cracking Truvy dispenses shampoos and free advice to the town’s rich curmudgeon, Ouiser, (“I’m not crazy, I’ve just been in a bad mood for forty years”); an eccentric millionaire, Miss Clairee; and the local social leader, M’Lynn, whose daughter, Shelby (the prettiest girl in town), is about to marry. Filled with hilarious repartee and not a few acerbic but humorously revealing verbal collisions, the play moves toward tragedy when, in the second act, the spunky Shelby (who is a diabetic) risks pregnancy and possibly her life. The sudden realization of their mortality affects the women, but also draws on the underlying strength—and love—which give the play, and its characters, the special quality to make them truly touching, funny and marvelously amiable company in good times and bad.

This production is rated PG-13 for some adult themes.

Tickets

$15 General
$12 Student with school I.D.

NOTE:
This production has been double cast, with casts named Blush and Bashful after Shelby’s wedding colors! Please see below to check which casts are performing on which dates.

Cast

This production has been double cast, with casts named Blush and Bashful after Shelby’s wedding colors! Please see below to check which casts are performing on which dates.

BLUSH CAST

>>August 14 at 7pm
>>August 20 at 7pm
>>August 22 at 3pm
Truvy …… Danielle Allore-Taylor*
Annelle …… Erin Brzozowski
Clairee …… Pat Bogusz
Shelby …… Sarah Lehman
M’Lynn …… Aimie Smith*
Ouiser …… Melissa Paschall*

BASHFUL CAST

>>August 13 at 7pm
>>August 21 at 7pm
>>August 15 at 3pm

Truvy …… Katima Dickenson
Annelle …… Kayci Marr
Clairee …… Janet Meyer-Jackman
Shelby …… Juli Cram
M’Lynn …… Jessica Nimetallah
Ouiser …… Barb Palmer

* = Members of Center Stage Jackson. Learn more about Membership

Production Team

Director…………… Serenity Sanders Gerrild
Stage Manager…………… Chelsea Phillips
Costumes…………… Ellen Yoakam*
Hair Consultant …………… Debra Sanders
Properties…………… Angie Dickinson
Lighting Engineer…………… Amanda Kloack-Gregurich
Sound Engineer…………… Darren Taylor*
Technical Director …………… Darren Taylor* & Susanna Ellis*
Producer…………… Kelly Crippen*
* = Member of Center Stage Jackson. Learn more about Membership.

Working Behind the Scenes

If you are interested in being helping build, paint the set, or work back stage, contact us at admin@centerstagejackson.org. We’d love to have you join us, no experience necessary!

Contact

admin@centerstagejackson.org

(517) 539-4118


STEEL MAGNOLIAS
By Robert Harling

STEEL MAGNOLIAS is presented through special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.