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Producing theatre requires the talent and hard work of many dedicated people on stage and behind the scenes. We can't mount our shows without performers, stage managers, directors, lighting designers, choreographers, and more! Consider joining us at Big Noise Theatre! Opportunities for performers and production staff are listed below.



October 8 and 9, 7pm-10pm with Callbacks October 11

Big Noise Theatre announces auditions for STEEL MAGNOLIAS! This play is set inside Truvy's beauty salon in Louisiana, where all the ladies who are "anybody" come to have their hair done. Helped by her eager new assistant, Annelle (who is not sure whether or not she is still married), the outspoken, wise-cracking Truvy dispenses shampoos and free advice to the town's rich curmudgeon, Ouiser, ("I'm not crazy, I've just been in a bad mood for forty years"); an eccentric millionaire, Miss Clairee, who has a raging sweet tooth; and the local social leader, M'Lynn, whose daughter, Shelby (the prettiest girl in town), is about to marry a "good ole boy."

Directed by: Heather Currie

Audition Dates: October 8 and 9, 2018 at 7:00 PM with callbacks held on October 11.

Location: St. Stephens Church, 1280 Prospect Ave, Des Plaines, IL 60018 - There is a large parking lot at the back of the church for you to park. One of the doors there will have a sign marking the entrance to our audition space.

Pay: Big Noise Theatre's new ticket policy offers performers two options: traditional comps or a commission on tickets sold. More details available at auditions.

Character Breakdown:
Truvy Jones (age 35-45) - Owns the beauty shop. Vivacious. Dispenses advice with lots of hairspray.
Annelle Dupup-Desoto (age 18-24) - Newly hired assistant. Moves from unsure to wild to religious.
Clairee Belcher (age 55 to late 60’s) - Widow of former mayor. A grand dame. Elegant, sophisticated and a true beauty.
Shelby Eatenton-Latcherie (age 19) - Prettiest girl in town. Loves pink. Strong willed, passionate.
M’Lynn Eatenton (age 40’s or 50’s) - Shelby’s mother. Always knows what’s best. Strong, stubborn and the heart of the piece.
Ouiser Boudreaux (age 55 to late 60’s) - A wealthy curmudgeon. Tough, eccentric character.

Time Commitment:
1st Rehearsal: October 21, 2018
1st Performance: January 11, 2019
Final Performance: January 27, 2019

*Please note that we will break for the entire week of the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.

Material to Prepare: A two-minute, comedic monologue. We will provide actors with sides from the script for callbacks.

Contact Info: Do not submit photo/resume via email for consideration; make an audition appointment.

Big Noise Theatre is committed to diversity and encourages all its staff to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Big Noise Theatre encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every audition. No phone calls, please.

All auditions may be recorded on video. Expect to stay for a short time past your chosen time slot.

Watch this space for opportunities to work with Big Noise Theatre on stage and off. We're always looking for talented individuals who enjoy collaborating on bringing top-notch entertainment to our stage.