Audition Announcement: Steel Magnolias

Goochland Community Theatre is beyond excited to have the opportunity to put on this moving and truly iconic show. We expect this show to generate a lot of interest so we are asking for actors to RSVP so we can properly plan. You can RSVP by following THIS LINK.

We are looking for 6 women over the age of 18 and 1 man to do a voiceover for the radio DJ. 

Auditions will take place on Tuesday April 23rd and Wednesday April 24th at 6:30 at Central High Cultural and Educational Center – 2748 Dogtown Rd, Goochland, VA 23063. You are only required to come to one day of the auditions. 

Sides will be provided at the audition. There’s no need to prepare anything.

If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to the director, Crystal Neilson-Hall –

If you are unable to attend either of the audition days you can submit a video audition performing a monolog of your choice to the director email address above. Video auditions can be submitted anytime but must be received before April 24th. You will receive an email confirmation for your submission within 24 hours. If you do not get a confirmation please reach out. 

About the show: 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, who has a raging sweet tooth; and the local social leader, M’Lynn, whose daughter, Shelby (the prettiest girl in town), is about to marry a “good ole boy.” 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 forfeits her life. The sudden realization of their mortality affects the others, 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.