CSArts-SGV presents Steel Magnolias
- Oct 19, 2018 - Oct 27, 2018
- Sierra Madre Playhouse
California School of the Arts – San Gabriel Valley (CSArts-SGV) Acting Conservatory students bring southern charm to Los Angeles County in their upcoming production of “Steel Magnolias,” a story about dealing with loss through love and friendship. Taking place at the Sierra Madre Playhouse in October, this production is the first of the 2018-2019 school year for the Acting Conservatory, and stars an all-female cast of students in grades nine through 12.
Written by Robert Harling, “Steel Magnolias” is a dark comedy set in a beauty salon and follows a tightly-knit group of women who share an unbreakable bond, even in the midst of tragedy. The play illustrates the power of generosity and humor, while acknowledging the hardship that is inevitably part of life. “Steel Magnolias” celebrates friendship and the empowerment of women.
“This particular piece is intended to be authentic, ripe with humor and full of love. Our goal is to drop the audience right into Truvy’s Beauty Salon and douse them with the banter, jibes and the sheer heart of this group of women,” Wallace said.
“Steel Magnolias” is the first production in a long list of exciting performances by CSArts-SGV’s School of Theatre this school year. This season, the Musical Theatre Conservatory will present the all-school musical “Newsies,” as well as the world premiere of “The Merry Lives of Windsor High,” a rock musical inspired by William Shakespeare’s “Merry Wives of Windsor.” During the spring semester, Acting Conservatory students return to Sierra Madre Playhouse to present the dramatic comedy “She Kills Monsters,” which is about a young girl who grows closer to her deceased sister through the fantasy game “Dungeons & Dragons.”
“Steel Magnolias” takes place Friday, Oct. 19 at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 20 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Oct. 21 at 2 p.m., Oct 25 and 26 at 7:30 p.m., and Oct. 27 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online at sgv.csarts.net/boxoffice for $20, or at the door for $25.