Steel Magnolias

March 24, 25, 26 & March 31, April 1, 2, 2006

Doors open at 7:30pm and the show starts at 8:00pm. April 2 - 2:00pm

Location: Avon Theater, 525 North 2nd Street, Breese, IL 62230


Robert Harling’s beloved play “Steel Magnolias,” which is based on his
sister, mother and her friends in Truvy’s Beauty Shop in Chinquapin,
Louisiana, will be presented by Clinton County Showcase on March 24, 25,
26, March 31, April 1 and 2 at the Historic Avon Theatre in downtown Breese.
Showtimes are 8 p.m. for the first five performances, and then a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday, April 2.

Four of the six cast members have spent some of their life in the South, so the accents are real.
“You know this show can make you laugh one minute and cry the next,”
remarked Director Mike Huelsmann, who directed Showcase’s outdoor production of the play in 1995.

The cast includes several newcomers and veterans:

Leslie Beers-Huskins of Breese as Truvy Jones, Jessi Loepker Annell Dupuy-Desoto,
ex-Southerner Kitty Gagen of Lebanon as Clairee Belcher, Jenny Gillespie of
Breese as Shelby Eatenton-Latcherie, former Alabama resident Lynne Huelsmann
of Breese as M’Lynn Eatenton, and Alabama native Betsy Gordon as cranky Ouiser Boudreaux.



Character Actor
Shelby Jenny Gillespie
M’Lynne Lynne Huelsmann
Ouiser Betsy Gordon
Clairee Kitty Gagen
Truvy Leslie Beers-Huskins
Annelle Jessi Loepker




Crew Job Crew Member
Director / Producer Mike Huelsmann
Stage Manager Teresa Hamel
Costume Coordinator Lynne Huelsmann
Costumes The Cast of Steel Magnolias
Makeup & Hair Jackie Boeckmann
Lights Michelle Streetman, Charlie Huelsmann
Set Design Mike Huelsmann
Set Construction Crew Mike Huelsmann, Jim Loepker
Set Paint Crew Janet Mariko-Gagen, Teresa Hamel, & Cast
Concessions/Ushers Deb Stratmann
Box Office Jennifer Klostermann
Special Thanks 


Hair-4-U Salon for giving a condensed version on how to do hair and for “coiffuring” the cast every night!
Design’s Unlimited Salon for the use of two salon chairs, the hair dryer, and the sink.
Roger Roves & Patrick Kreher for construction of the new concession stand
Jim Loepker for all his help in constructing the set.
Logos and More for the Red Devils jacket and marquee letters
Scott Patrick of WCXO radio



Presented through special arrangement with Dramtists Play Service

Director: Mike Huelsmann

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