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The MAC offers a variety of plays with an array of challenging roles suitable for a wide demographic.

All casting is done through open auditions supervised by the play’s director. Audition times and dates are posted in advance on the website as well as on other area theater call boards and forums.  

Rehearsals usually run two to three hours, three days a week during non-business hours for six or seven weeks, depending on the coordination between the director and the cast. Participation in set and prop construction is encouraged but subject to an individual’s schedule and abilities. Performers are unpaid and all roles are non-Equity. 

The MAC Theater celebrates diversity and seeks people of all backgrounds regardless of age, race, creed, or national origin. All are welcome!

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Upcoming Auditions

Steel Magnolias
Written by Robert Harling
Directed by Jennifer Palmer

Thursday, August 5, 6:00-8:00pm
Saturday, August 7, 11:00am-1:00pm

Performance dates are: Friday, October 15-Sunday, October 17; Friday, October 22-Sunday, October 24.
All Friday-Saturday shows will begin at 7:30pm, and Sunday matinees will begin at 2:00pm.

The Marion Art Center has announced open auditions for all roles in the upcoming production of Steel Magnolias, written by Robert Harling and directed by Jennifer Palmer.
Due to the large cast and to adhere to COVID restrictions, policies, and safety, only fully vaccinated women will be considered for roles.


This much beloved story about the bonds and strength through good times and not so good, is set in Truvy’s beauty salon in Chinquapin, LA where all the ladies who are “anybody” come to have their hair done. Helped by her eager new assistant, Annelle, the outspoken, wise-cracking Truvy dispenses shampoos and free advice to the town’s rich curmudgeon, Ouiser, an eccentric millionaire, Miss Clairee, who has a raging sweet tooth; and the local social leader, M’Lynn, whose daughter, Shelby, is about to marry a “good ole boy”. As the story proceeds through comedy and tragedy we learn how these women have been each other’s strength through friendship and love.


Auditions will be readings from the script. All characters have southern accents.

To Audition

Auditions will be held on Thursday, August 5 from 6:00 – 8:00pm and Saturday, August 7 from 11:00 am – 1:00pm at the Marion Art Center located at 80 Pleasant Street, Marion, MA.

Cast of Characters

TRUVY JONES – 40ish. Owner of the town beauty shop.
ANNELLE DUPUY-DESOTO – early 20’s. Truvy’s assistant
CLAIREE BELCHER- 60’s. Widow of former mayor. Grande dame.
SHELBY EATENTON-LATCHERIE – mid 20’s. “Prettiest Girl in Town”
M’LYNN EATENTON – 50’s. Shelby’s mother. Socially prominent career woman.
OUISER (pronounced “Weezer”) BOUDREAUX – 60’s. Wealthy curmudgeon. Acerbic but loveable.

For any questions, please contact Jennifer Palmer:


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