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Steel Magnolias

Leading Ladies presents

Steel Magnolias

By Robert Harling
Directed by Laura Gordon

Not Currently Playing
Robert S. Marx

About the Show

At Truvy’s beauty salon you can always get the best hair ‘do — and the best gossip! A tight-knit group of Louisiana women gather regularly to bond, dish and offer advice on everything from motherhood and marriage to tragedy and loss. Beloved characters like the wise-cracking Truvy and her eager new assistant Annelle, curmudgeonly Ouiser, millionaire Miss Clairee, and local social leader M’lynn and her sweet-natured daughter Shelby all find their lives and relationships tested. But in the face of impossible decisions, their bonds with one another only strengthen. Written with heartwarming dialogue and snappy repartee, Steel Magnolias revels in the power and grace of female friendship. “A Southern recipe, served up with love.” — Los Angeles Times

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Recommended for ages 13 and up. This all-female cast discusses marital relationships, medical illness and death, and they make sarcastic references to sexuality and non-threatening acts of violence. Being good Southern belles, they usually deliver these lines through cheeky euphemisms.

Running Time

The show runs approximately 2 hours and 20 minutes, with a 20-minute intermission.


View Program

You can view the Digital Program now online. QR codes will also be around the theatre for quick access, as well as printed programs.


Digital Program


Humor and Heart

Robert Harling’s beloved 1987 dramedy Steel Magnolias, a tale born from memories of the strong women in his family and extended support system, elevates the bonds of sisterhood with great humor and heart.

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Steel Magnolias: Notes from the Director

Steel Magnolias  Director Laura Gordon shares her notes on this heartwarming Robert Harling classic.

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Kate Abbruzzese

Shelby Eatenton-Latcherie

Gina Daniels

Clairee Belcher

Annie Fitzpatrick

M’Lynn Eatenton

Naomi Jacobson

Ouiser Boudreaux

Brittany Anikka Liu

Annelle Dupuy-Desoto

Susan Lynskey

Truvy Jones

Robert Harling


Laura Gordon


Regina García

Set Designer

Holly Payne

Costume Designer

Jaymi Lee Smith

Lighting Designer

Melanie Chen Cole

Sound Designer

Stephanie Klapper, CSA

Casting Director

Brandon T. Holmes

Stage Manager

Andrea L. Shell

Second Stage Manager


Photo by Tony Arrasmith/Arrasmith & Associates.
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