Casting: Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Theatre Tuscaloosa Auditions for Upcoming Production of Steel Magnolias!

In celebration of the 30th anniversary of the movie premiere, we bring this iconic story back to our stage.  Truvy’s beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, is where all the ladies come to have their hair done.  Truvy says, “Laughter through tears is my favorite emotion,” and there is plenty of both in this moving tale about the underlying strength that drives these Southern women. 

Steel Magnolias has numerous female roles available. Two cast members from the 2005 production will return. Ava Buchanan will play “Oiser,” and Kathy Wilson will play “M’Lynn.” Those who audition should be prepared to participate in cold readings from the script. All who audition must bring their calendars and list all conflicts regarding the rehearsal schedule on their audition sheets.


Truvy – 40s, owner of the beauty shop

Annelle – late teens, early 20s, beauty shop assistant

Clairee – 60s, widow of former mayor. Grand dame.

Shelby – 20s, prettiest girl in town

M’Lynn – 50s, Shelby’s mother. Socially prominent career woman (played by returning cast member Kathy Wilson)

Ouiser – 60s, wealthy curmudgeon. Acerbic by loveable (played by returning cast member Ava Buchanan)


Auditions are planned for August 16 at 7 p.m. & August 17 at 2 p.m.

Please note all castings are intended for Barbizon graduates registered with Barbizon Placement ONLY. Full casting and submission guidelines are emailed to the Barbizon Placement Division. Please send any casting inquiries to For more information about Barbizon visit