aHCCT announces cast for
Steel MagnoliasApril 14-24
Thursday through Saturday, April 14 - 16, 7:30 p.m., with a 2:15 p.m. matinee on Sunday, April 17
Monday through Wednesday, April 18 - 20, 7:30 p.m., with a 3 p.m. matinee on Sunday, April 24
2003 W. FM 2147 in Cottonwood Shores
An ensemble of seven area women have been cast for the six roles in Steel Magnolias, the comedy-drama of parenting, sacrifice and friendship set to open at the Hill Country Community Theatre April 14.
Often described as the funniest production to ever make you cry, the play portrays the women who frequent Truvy's Beauty Salon in fictional Chinquapin Parish, LA, a cozy place where ‘all ladies who are anybody go to have their hair done.’
The cast is comprised of four seasoned actresses and three newcomers to the HCCT stage.
Returning to the HCCT stage are Laura Braden as Truvy, the clever, sassy salon owner; Francie Dix as Clairee, the wealthy, wise-cracking widow; Lee Alvey as M’Lynn, a mental health worker and the mother of the bride; and veteran actress Ronda Dale Kirk as the crusty Ouiser, the neighbor with a biting attitude and barking dog.
Cast members who are HCCT newcomers are Amanda Rose as Annelle, the naïve beauty college graduate with a secret; Jordan Baker as Shelby, a neo-natal nurse on the verge of marriage with visions of parenting; and Gloria Sopel, who is sharing the role of M’Lynn with Lee Alvey and also assisting with stage managing.