Directed by Marianne Savell | By Robert Harling

BOOM! Drum fires another shot into the magnolia trees giving Ouiser's dog a nervous breakdown. Truvy's salon is buzzing as gossip and zingers fly between baby's breath and bouffants. Annelle is new and nervous which means things are getting a little poofy. Welcome to Chinquapin, Louisiana. Hold onto your rollers and grab your tissues for this hilariously heartwarming American classic.

CAST (in order of appearance):

Truvy Jones – Cas Pruitt
Annelle Dupuy-Desoto – Arika Matoba
Clairee Belcher – Marlette Buchanan*
Shelby Eatenton-Latcherie – Melanie Hampton
M’Lynn Eatenton – April Poland*
Ouiser Boudreaux – Kim Morris


Director  – Marianne Savell
Scenic & Sound Design – Mark Lund
Costume Design  – Jocelyne Fowler
Lighting Design  - Amanda Sweger
Stage Manager  - Kathryn Louise*
Dramaturg - Emily Brown
Dialect Coach – Marianna de Fazio

*Member of Actor's Equity **Member of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society
  • RUN TIME: 2 hours, 20 minutes (including one 15-minute intermission)
  • RUN DATES: January 22 - February 29, 2020
  • AGE REC: 14+
  • PRICE: $25-52, dependent on day and time; fees may apply
  • NEW ROOTS NIGHT ON 1/31: A theatre-going group for ages 23-37
  • PAY WHAT YOU CAN: January 29 at 7:30 PM
Have a group of 8 or more? Save 20% or more when you purchase 8 or more tickets to any performance.* Click here to learn more. *excludes PWYC
  • Exit Stage Left interviews Marianne Savell, Kim Morris, and Arika Matoba + Listen to the Steel Magnolias cast in rehearsal -- LISTEN HERE →
  • KIXI interviews actress Marlette Buchanan about her role in Steel Magnolias -- LISTEN HERE →
  • BROADWAY WORLD | by Kelly Rogers Flynt
    • Steel Magnolias at Taproot Theatre will give all the feels and more.”
    • “Together they were compelling and even therapeutic.”
    • “...a wonderful retelling of a favorite story.”
    • “The good times are better and the hard times are easier when we share them with friends.”
  • ECLECTIC ARTS | by Mark Sugiyama
    • “The 2020 Season at the Taproot Theatre kicked off in grand style Friday evening.”
    • “The theatre disappeared and the performances became real.”
    • “...the play transcended the theatre and placed the audience right there in the show.”
    • “I can’t recommend the show enough for those who, again, love the play and/or film or for first timers. Steel Magnolias will hit all the right buttons that will leave you immensely satisfied with the Taproot Theatre experience. It 'melted my butter' for sure.”
  • NORTHWEST PRIME TIME | by Steven Sieden
    • “Taproot Theatre’s latest production Steel Magnolias is an entertaining and thought-provoking look at the lives of six Louisiana women during some particularly challenging times in their lives.”
    • Steel Magnolias is a heartwarming story colored by Southern culture, but it’s much more than a period piece about the South. It’s about women and the bonds they share as women.”
    • “...the essence of the show is the underlying friendship and bond between the six women. And all six actresses portray their characters with a verve and feeling that is palpable in Taproot’s intimate Main Stage Theater.”

Steel Magnolias is sponsored in part by The Polyclinic Sleep Medicine:

Single tickets go on sale Nov 19, 2019 | Jan 22 – Feb 29, 2020
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