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Auditions (Airdrie): “Steel Magnolias” – Torchlight Theatre

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Auditions (Airdrie): “Steel Magnolias” – Torchlight Theatre

Steel Magnolias, Torchlight TheatreCasting Call for 6 women actors

Torchlight Theatre is seeking to fill the following roles listed below for its upcoming production of Steel Magnolias by Robert Harling directed by Chelsey Fawcett.

We are looking to cast six women for the following roles:

  • Ouiser: Character 45 + yrs of any ethnicity. Clairee’s best friend.
  • Annelle: Early – mid 20’s any ethnicity. New employee at the hair salon.
  • Clairee: Character 45 + yrs of any ethnicity. Former town first lady.
  • Shelby: Early – mid 20’s woman of any ethnicity. Daughter of M’Lynn.
  • Truvy: Mid 30’s woman of any ethnicity. Owner of the hair salon.
  • M’Lynn: Character 45 + yrs of any ethnicity. Mother of Shelby.

Deadline to submit, February 10, 2017.

Torchlight Theatre actively seeks casts with diversity, and we encourage applications from all qualified candidates.

Production dates: May 11-13 at the Airdrie Victory Church (508 3rd Ave SE, Airdrie).
Rehearsal dates: Evenings and Weekends, 3 nights a week, beginning February 25. (All rehearsals and performances take place at the Victory Church in Airdire)

Torchlight Theatre runs on the generous donations of artists contributing their time and talent to create accessible dramatic art for rural Alberta.

We encourage all qualified candidates to submit their resume and headshot by the deadline: February 10, 2017 with the subject line “Magnolia audition– role(s) you are applying for” to our Artistic Director Chelsea Restall at [email protected].

Due to time constraints, only successful applicants will be sent an audition request and we thank all those who apply.

About the Show:

Welcome to 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, the outspoken, wise-cracking Truvy dispenses shampoos and free advice to the town’s rich curmudgeon, Ouiser; an eccentric millionaire, Miss Clairee, who has a raging sweet tooth; and the local social leader, M’Lynn, whose daughter, Shelby, is about to marry a “good ole boy.”

About the Director: Chelsey Fawcett the General Manager of Alberta Dance Theatre and the Artistic Director of Square Cat Entertainment. She has worked on multiple shows directing and producing throughout the Calgary community. Chelsey is an award winning animation director (Telus Storyhive). She was nominated for Director of the Year from the Calgary Critter awards for her work on The Basement Boys (2014). Sage Theatre’s Bea (ast.d). Chelsey is a graduate from the University of Windsor’s Drama department. Chelsey performs regularly within the Middle Eastern communities of Calgary and has traveled through Canada and Australia teaching physical theatre and acting techniques for Middle Eastern dance.

About Torchlight Theatre: In times long past, a torch was used to light the stage, bringing illumination to a production. Without it, people were limited to what they could see and when they could see it. In the 1500’s, its magnification and reflection could be used as a spot light, bringing special attention to the action on stage. Theatre itself is a kind of torch, lighting the way through story, illuminating the playwright’s ideas for the world to see. With that in mind, Torchlight Theatre was born. Our goal is to cast light on the world through story and performance; enlightening and entertaining our audiences. Torchlight Theatre is a not-for-profit emerging theatre company, founded on grace, with the desire to give mentorship opportunities to our artists and bring quality entertainment to Airdrie, Calgary and outlying communities. We aim to give our audience an experience that they will delight in and remember. And leave with eyes wide open. All shows are run by the generous donation of our actors’ and technicians’ volunteer time and valuable skills.

For more information about Torchlight Theatre, please visit our website at: www.torchlighttheatre.ca.

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