Steel Magnolias


Studio Colorado at The Art Center

Friday, April 19, 2024 @ 7:00 PM to Sunday, April 21, 2024 @ 9:00 PM


Studio Colorado at The Art Center

Note 4/20 at 4:00 PM: Tickets are still available for the April 20 performance at 7:00 PM and the April 21 performance at 2:00 PM. They may be purchased at the gate.

The action is set in Truvy’s beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies who are “anybody” come to have their hair done. Helped by her eager new assistant, Annelle, the outspoken and 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.” Filled with hilarious repartee and a few acerbic but humorously revealing verbal collisions, the play moves toward tragedy when the spunky Shelby (who is a diabetic) risks pregnancy and forfeits her life. The sudden realization of their mortality affects the others, but also draws on the underlying strength—and love—which give the play, and its characters, the special quality to make them truly touching, funny and marvelously amiable company in good times and bad.

  • Friday, April 19 at 7 pm
  • Saturday, April 20 at 2 and 7 pm
  • Sunday, April 21 at 2 pm

Tickets: $20 adult and $15 senior/student (available in advance at TAC or at the door - box office opens 1 hour prior to each performance)

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Producing high-quality live community theatre in Grand Junction. Offering performance opportunities for adults and children, regardless of experience level.