Steel Magnolias

Ballarat National Theatre Inc

Steel Magnolias is a stage play by American writer Robert Harling, based on his experience with his sister's death. The critically acclaimed play is a comedy-drama about the bond among a group of southern women in northwest Louisiana. 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."
Theatre/Venue NameCourthouse Theatre
Venue address6 Grant St, Ballarat Central VIC 3350
All performance dates and start times

Saturday 4 December, 8pm
Sunday 5 December, 2pm
Wednesday 8 December, 8pm
Thursday 9 December, 8pm
Friday 10 December, 8pm
Saturday 11 December, 2pm

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Creative Team

Director – Mary Rose McLaren

Cast List
Annelle – Mika Wallace and Jessica Hillman
Truvy – Miranda Donald
Shelby – Olivia French
M’Lynn – Linda Ogier
Clairee – Janette Baxter
Ouiser – Peppa Sindar
Understudies
Truvy and Shelby – Liana Skewes
M’Lynn – Pascale Cooper-Kennington
Clairee and Ouiser – Gin O’Brien

Shows in December 2021

ShowTheatreVenue Show CategoryOpening Night Date
One Man, Two GuvnorsThe Other Theatre CompanyAlbury ShowgroundsPlay16/12/2021More Info
Steel MagnoliasBallarat National Theatre IncCourthouse TheatrePlay04/12/2021More Info
PUFFS: The PlayCenterStage GeelongCentreStagePlay16/12/2021More Info