Friday, November 24, 2006

Dec 7: Gallery 7 auditions, STEEL MAGNOLIAS

Gallery 7 is a more or less a community theatre counterpart to Pacific Theatre, operating in Abbotsford.

Gallery 7 Theatre & Performing Arts will be holding open auditions on Thursday December 7, 2006 at 6:30 PM for its upcoming production of Robert Harling’s delightful comedy/drama, Steel Magnolias. The production, directed by Sarah Hu, will run March 9 & 10, 15 – 17, 22 – 24, 2007 with additional matinees on March 10 & 17 at 2:00 PM. Rehearsals will commence in January.

Truvy’s hair salon, nestled in the heart of a small town deep in the American south, forms the backdrop to this heart-warming and endearing tale of friendship where life’s hard-fought victories are celebrated and tragedies are made more bearable. Audiences will laugh, cry and ruminate along with six colorful characters as they share each other’s joys, challenges and ambitions.

All female performers ages 16 to 70 are invited to attend the auditions, which will be held at the MEI Secondary School Auditorium, 4081 Clearbrook Road in Abbotsford. Interested individuals are asked to sign up ahead of time by calling Gallery 7 Theatre at 604-504-5940 or by email at For more information about Gallery 7 and the rest of the 2006/2007 theatre season, please visit our website at

Cast of Characters:

TRUVY JONES: Early 40’s. Owner of Truvy’s beauty shop
ANNELLE DUPUY-DESOTO: Nineteen. Beauty shop assistant.
CLAIREE BELCHER: Mid-60’s. Widow of former mayor and a grande dame.
SHELBY EATENTON-LATCHERIE Mid-20’s. Prettiest girl in town.
M’LYNN EATENTON: Early 50’s. Shelby’s mother and socially prominent career woman.
OUISER BOUDREAUX: Mid 60’s. Wealthy curmudgeon, acerbic but loveable.

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