Steel Magnolias Title

“Well, as somebody always said: if you can't say anything nice about anybody, come sit by me!”

Steel Magnolias, a play based on true-life events, is the bittersweet story of six women who gather under the dryers at Truvy’s Beauty Salon to share gossip, laughter, recipes and beauty secrets in a small Southern town. When tragedy strikes, the friends face it with sass and strength, supporting each other through thick and thin. By turns hilarious and poignant, Steel Magnolias is a heart-warming portrait of friendship and love.

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Our Upcoming Production: Steel Magnolias Opens May 3rd.


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