Auditions at FAA

Steel Maginolias

By Robert Harling

Director – Sandy Kosovich Peck



  • Tuesday & Wednesday, June 1 & 2, 2021 – beginning at 7:00 pm
  • 20-minute appointment slots for groups of 4 auditioners per slot.
  • Callbacks by invitation only: Monday & Tuesday, June 14 & 15, 2021


Rehearsals Start:       

  • Monday, August 16, 2021
  • Rehearsals will be Monday-Thursday 7:00-10:00 p.m. & Sunday 2:00-5:00 p.m.


Performance Dates:   

  • September 17 – October 3, 2021
  • Fridays/Saturdays 7:30 p.m.; Sunday matinees 2:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, September 22, 2021 – daytime 1:00 p.m. senior matinee in the Corning Auditorium (required)


The Fine Arts Association Corning Auditorium

38660 Mentor Ave.
Willoughby, Ohio 44094


  • Appointments Needed. Call or email:
  • Call Ann Hedger at 440-951-7500 x103 to leave a message or email at
  • All those auditioning will be reading sides from the script, which are available to peruse on the Fine Arts website at Hard copies of the audition sides will also be available at the auditions. It is strongly recommended that actors read the audition sides for the character(s) that they wish to audition for prior to their audition. Memorization is not necessary. 
  • Must be available for all performances, including the daytime senior matinee.
  • Bring a headshot or snapshot of yourself to attach to our paperwork.
  • Questions? Call 440-951-7500 x103 or email at
  • Covid indoor protocols in effect (masks & social distancing) 

Casting Information

  • 6 woman – ages 18-60+

  • ALL roles are available.

  • The Fine Arts Association supports non-traditional casting. 

  • No AEA contracts available for this production. 

Roles Available

  • Truvy – 35 to 50. Owns the town beauty shop. Vivacious, knows everyone’s business and shares it with anyone who will listen. Dispenses advice with lots of hairspray.

  • Annelle – 18 to 24. Very shy, newly hired assistant. Moves from unsure to wild to religious.

  • Clairee – 55 to 60+. Widow of former mayor. Elegant, sophisticated. Sarcastic member of the group. Loves to laugh and poke fun at the little things that others cry over.

  • Shelby – mid-20’s. Prettiest girl in town. Loves pink. Strong willed, passionate.

  • M’Lynn –40 to 55. Shelby’s mother. Overprotective at times. Always knows what is best. Strong, stubborn, the heart of the piece.

  • Ouiser –55 to 60+. Wealthy curmudgeon. Tough, eccentric.

About the show


A first play which met with immediate critical and popular acceptance in its premier production by New York’s WPA Theatre. Concerned with a group of gossipy southern ladies in a small-town beauty parlor, the play is alternately hilarious and touching—and, in the end, deeply revealing of the strength and purposefulness which underlies the antic banter of its characters. “Harling has given his women sharp, funny dialogue…The play builds to a conclusion that is deeply moving.” —NY Daily News. “…a skillfully crafted, lovingly evoked picture of eccentricity in the small-town South…Robert Harling is a new voice in the theatre and the qualities of STEEL MAGNOLIAS suggest he may be an important one.” —Drama-Logue. “…suffused with humor and tinged with tragedy.” —NY Post



Call Ann Hedger at 440-951-7500 x103 or email