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Audition Dates Set For Sauk’s “Steel Magnolias”


Six women of varying ages are needed for The Sauk’s upcoming production of “Steel Magnolias.”

The action takes place in Truvy’s beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the women who are “anybody” come to get their hair done. Aided by her passionate new assistant, Annelle (who doesn’t know if she’s still married or not), the outspoken and wise Truvy hands out free shampoos and advice to the town’s grumpy rich, Ouiser, (“I’m not mad , I’ve just been in a bad mood for 40 years”); an eccentric millionaire, Miss Clairee, who has a raging sweet tooth; and local social leader, M’Lynn, whose daughter, Shelby (the prettiest girl in town), is about to marry a “good old boy”.

Auditions will be at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, August 16 and 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 20 at the Sauk Theater, 240 E. Chicago in Jonesville. The auditions will consist of cold readings of the script. No preparation necessary. Please bring a list of all conflicts from August 21 through October. 23. There are roles for six women (ages 19-70). Anyone 18 and older can audition for the production. Ron Boyle will direct.

Performances are October 13-15 and October 20-22 at 8 p.m. with matinees at 3 p.m. on October 16 and 23. All performances are at the Sauk Theater, 240 E. Chicago in Jonesville. All tickets are $8-$13. The October 13 performance is a preview of Pay What You Can. Preview tickets are not sold in advance. All senior tickets for the October 20 show are $5. Tickets are available at www.thesauk.org or by calling 517-849-9100.

“Steel Magnolias” is sponsored by Olivia’s Chop House and Saucy Dog’s Barbecue. The 2022 season is sponsored by Joyous Journey Photography. The 2022 media sponsor is WCSR Radio Hillsdale and The Dale 99.5 FM.