Be Part of an ACT Production

We want you! The Argenta Community Theater exists to provide dramatic storytelling that illuminates our collective human journey. We are a community theater that welcomes people of all ages and backgrounds.

All auditions will take place at:

Argenta Community Theater
405 Main St
North Little Rock, AR 72114


STEEL MAGNOLIAS by Robert Harling

“The funniest show to make you cry”.

“Steel Magnolias” is set in the mid 1980’s in a small Louisiana town, in the era of really big hair.  Every week, six women across multiple generations gather together in Truvy’s Beauty Shop for fellowship, gossip and unconditional love and support.

These women truly are steel magnolias; southern belles who may appear flowery and delicate on the outside, but are tough as steelinside.

STEEL MAGNOLIAS is presented in partnership with and as part of the ACANSA Arts Festival of the South.

Production Team

Director:     Heather Norris

Technical Director:   Sara Cooke     

Production Manager: Josh Anderson        

Costumer:   Shelly Hall             

Stage Manager:   Maggie Simpson

Lighting Designer:   Dena Kimberling     

Photography and Social Media:    Warren McCullough

Prop Master:   Lauren Nicholas          

ACT Executive Director:   Laura Grimes

Producing Artistic Director: Vincent Insalaco

Audition Information


Saturday, June 26th beginning at 10:00 AM

All Auditions will be held at the Argenta Community Theater, 405 Main Street, NLR

Performances: September 15-26

Rehearsals will begin in August. A complete schedule will be sent out via email before rehearsals begin.

All persons interested should email for an audition appointment.

Audition Notes

Sides from the script will be provided at the audition.

We are looking for passionate female actors, ages 18+.  All ethnicities strongly encouraged to audition. PLEASE do not compare yourself against the film version.

Character Breakdown

Truvy Jones  – to play 35+ ‐ Runs a beauty shop out of her converted carport.  Vivacious and witty. Dispenses wisdom and advice with lots of hairspray.

Annelle Dupuy Desoto – to play 18 + – Truvy’s newly hired assistant. Moves from traumatized newcomer to overly enthusiastic arts and crafter to wildly religious.

Clairee Belcher – to play 55+ ‐ Beloved Widow of former mayor. Grand dame. Elegant and sophisticated, with a wicked sense of humor.

Shelby Eatenton Latcherie – to play 19+ ‐ Prettiest girl in town – inside and out.  Loves the color pink. Stubborn and passionate. Living with Type 1 Diabetes.

M’Lynn Eatenton ‐to play 40 +  ‐ Shelby’s quintessential Southern mother. Always knows best.  Strong and equally as stubborn as Shelby.  The heart of the piece.

Ouiser Boudreaux ‐ to play 55 + ‐ Wealthy and lovable curmudgeon.Tough, ornery, eccentric and hilarious.