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Sun 10 Feb 2013, 11:00am–1:00pm

Where: Howick Little Theatre, 1 Sir Lloyd Drive, Pakuranga, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Howick Little Theatre proudly announce auditions for Steel Magnolias, a bitter-sweet comedy by Robert Harling, to be directed by Terry Hooper.

The plot:
The quintessential story of friendship and trust, Steel Magnolias serves up a southern slice of life that's as warm and comforting as sweet potato pie! In the world of Truvy's local-homegrown beauty salon, six very different women come together to share their secrets, fears and love for one another while engaging the audience in hysterical and neighbourly gossip. From weddings to divorces, babies to funerals, new beginnings to happy endings, they share each moment in their lives with grace, determination, and perfectly coiffed hair. When tragedy strikes, it is in the familiar comfort of Truvy's salon where they seek the solace and support that carries them through.

Cast Breakdown:
Ouser Boudreaux: Female 55-65yrs Lead
Clairee Belcher: Female 55-65yrs Lead
M’Lynn Eatenton: Female 40-50yrs Lead
Truvy Jones: Female 35-45yrs Lead
Shelby Eatenton-Latcherie: Female 17-21yrs Lead
Annelle Dupup-Desoto: Female 18-25yrs Lead
All ages are approximate and should not deter anyone from auditioning for a role they feel they are suited for.

These will take the form of a workshop audition and it is important that potential cast have clearly read the play and are able to talk through character ideas and motivations. If it is your intention to audition, please be at the theatre at 11.00am. Perusal copies of the script are available from the theatre - telephone 09 534-1406 and talk to the Office Manager about how to obtain a copy of the play to read. Alternatively, email:

The season is: May 11 to June 1 at 8.00pm, with matinees on Sunday, May 12 and 19 at 2.00pm.

The director:
Terry trained at the Rose Bruford School of Speech and Drama and went on to work as a professional actor in Europe. He was also a founder of The Minus One Theatre Company, which was awarded Best New Company at the SADATA One-Act Play Festival. This is Terry’s sixth production at HLT. He played Marc in the successful production of Art, acted in and directed Mammals, directed Sexy Laundry (which won 2010 Best Production), Backstage and in 2012 was awarded the Best Production of the year for Peninsula. For further details, contact the director on 09 533 6112 or email:

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