In the Historic 1927 Downtown Arabian Theatre -- 5th Avenue -- Laurel, Mississippi




Director - Lacy Cockrel


July 10th at 10:00am
At The Arabian Theatre


September 24-25-26 & October 1-2-3

The second show of our 61st season will be the hilarious and moving classic Southern comedy STEEL MAGNOLIAS. The show will run the last weekend of September and first weekend of October, but auditions are coming up on Saturday morning, July 10th at 10am.

The original hit NYC stage play ran for three years in the 1980s with over 1,000 performances.

The 1989 Golden Globe winning and Oscar nominated movie version starred Julia Roberts, Sally Field, Shirley MacLaine, Olympia Dukakis, Daryl Hannah and Dolly Parton. It become a top-ten film of the year and remains an all-time American favorite.

Rehearsals won't start until the second week of August and will usually be 3-4 days a week the first month and then pick up some the last few weeks before opening.

Director Lacy Cockrell will need 6 women, all ages - ladies that are "as delicate as magnolia flowers, but as tough as steel."

She'll also need a handful of crew to help on sets, props and backstage.

No preparation needed for the auditions - just show up at 10am and read with everyone else.

Drop us a line at if you have any questions.

Our auditions are usually very laid back and you don't really need to prepare anything. Just come on down and we'll have a simple form you fill in with contact info. Auditioning could be a very scary thing, but we try to keep it as easy-breezy as we can so that newcomers will come join in with us on our productions.

For play auditions, the show director will have everyone read some scenes, but you don't have to show up with any memorized piece to audition with.

For musical auditions, you can sing anything you'd like or we'll just teach everyone a short song to sing together. If you bring sheet music, we'll have an accompanist to play for you. You can prepare a song or just sing 'Happy Birthday' or the National Anthem or an old hymn or you can wait and learn a group song with everyone else.