23 NW 5th Street
Ft Lauderdale, FL 33301
Performing at Andrews Living Arts Studio (Sep 13 - Sep 29)
Runtime: 2 Hours
PREVIEW: Thursday, September 13th @ 8pm.
Steel Magnolias, by Robert Harling, is set in Truvy's beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, in the 1980s where all the ladies who are "anybody" come to have their hair done.
A comedy-drama play about the bond among a group of Southern women in northwest Louisiana is based on Roberts experience with his own family drama. The title suggests the "female characters are as delicate as magnolias but as tough as steel". The magnolia specifically references a magnolia tree the ladies are arguing about at the rise of the curtain.
Directed by Nikki Lucier, Steel Magnolias at Andrews Living Arts will feature some of the finest actors in the South Florida area. Annelle, a character who is not sure whether or not she is still married, is played by Cristina Flores; the outspoken, wise-cracking Truvy (JoAnn Bromley) dispenses shampoos and free advice to the town's rich curmudgeon; Ouiser (Elli Murray), an eccentric millionaire; Miss Clairee (Norita Lester), who has a raging sweet tooth; and the local social leader, M'Lynn (Lory Reyes), whose daughter, Shelby (Yanina Aranes) the prettiest girl in town, is about to marry a "good ole boy." Jamal Jean-Baptiste Stage Manages the play.
Steel Magnolias made its Broadway debut at the Lyceum Theatre, in 2005, but originated off-Broadway at the WPA Theatre in 1987.
Come laugh, cry, and fall in love with these woman every night. The show previews Sept 13, and opens Sept. 14, playing thru Sept. 29, Thurs. Fri. Sat at 8 PM with Sunday matinees at 2pm. The performance on Sat. Sept. 29, will have a special start time of 5 PM for ARTWALK night at F.A.T. Village. Stay for the entire evening and enjoy the Rolling Stock Gallery Art Exhibits along with other fine artist's venues.
Preview, Thursday, September 13th @ 8pm.
Tickets at the door are $24.95 for Adults, $19.95 for Seniors and $16.95 for Students with ID. Advance and Group sales of 10 or more - 15% OFF. Andrews Living Arts is located at 23 NW 5th St. Ft. Lauderdale. Limited seating.
"Harling has given his women sharp, funny dialouge... the play builds to a conclusion that is deeply moving." - The New York Daily News
"Suffused with humor and tinged with tragedy." - The New York Post
Under the leadership of Artistic Director Robert D. Nation, Andrews Living Arts Studio is education based and is dedicated to nurturing and shaping the next generation of artists by offering a Studio Classroom for teaching, Gallery Space for exhibits by Fine Artists and a fully equipped stage for theatrical presentations. Our goal includes: making the fine and performing arts accessible to everyone, including the underprivileged and those with special needs through: New Play Development, Acting Classes and Audition Preparation, Performance Showcases, Plays, Musicals, and Internships for upcoming artists. Students gain life skills and a respect for each other through training in the arts and our audiences are enriched through the cultural art of presentations.