Steel Magnolias


By Robert Harling

In the world of Truvy’s local homegrown beauty salon, six very different women come together to share their secrets, fears and love for one another. 

From weddings to divorces, babies to funerals, new beginnings to happy endings, they share each moment in their lives with grace, determination and perfectly coiffed hair.

The celebrated Southern classic of family and friendship; this is the story of a group of strong popularly adapted for the screen, this is a play with lots of hair, heart, and hilarity.

Cast and Creative Team

Directed by Andrew Gall  

Scenic Design/Technical Direction: Bruce Chuvala
Lighting/Sound Design: Andrew Gall
Costume Design: Victoria Smith
Properties Design/Produciton Stage Manager: Haven Jenkins

Annelle Dupuy: Myra McCoury
Truvy Jones: Jenny Pearson Martin
Clairee Belcher: Roberta Whiteside
Shelby Eatenton­Latcherie: Reagan James
M’Lynn Eatenton: Jennifer Russ
Ouiser Boudreaux: Alesa Bryant


Hair, heart, and humor!  Tickets are now on sale for Parkway Playhouse's first mainstage production Robert Harling's Steel Magnolias opens on May 7 and continues through May 21. 
Pictured are cast members (from L) Jennifer Russ, Myra McCoury, Jenney Pearson Martin, Alesa Bryant, Roberta Whiteside, and (seated) Reagan James.

"There's no such thing as natural beauty!" Beauticians Truvy (Burnsville's Jenny Pearson Martin (l)) and Annelle (Avery County's Myra McCoury (r)) test out new techniques in Parkway Playhouse's  highly anticipated production of Steel Magnolias by Robert Harling, opening on May 7 and continuing through May 21 at Parkway Playhouse.

"It takes some effort to look like this".  Parkway Playhouse's production of the universally popular play about the bonds friendship, Steel Magnolias by Robert Harling runs May 7-21. 

Myra McCoury (l) and Alesa Bryant (r) from Parkway Playhouse's current production of Robert Harling's Steel Magnolias, which runs through May 21. Performances of this Southern classic about friendship, humor, and hair (it is set in a Louisiana Beauty Parlor) are at Burnsville's historic Parkway Playhouse, which is celebrating its 70th anniversary.

Roberta Whiteside (as Clairee Belcher) and Myra McCoury (as Annelle DuPuy-DeSoto) appear in Parkway Playhouse's popular production of Robert Harling's Steel Magnolias.


Saturday, May 7th, 7:30pm
Sunday, May 8th, 3:00pm

Friday, May 13th, 7:30pm
Saturday, May 14th, 7:30pm
Sunday, May 15th, 3:00pm

Friday, May 20th, 7:30pm
Saturday, May 21th, 7:30pm

Tickets and Information

Ticket Prices:
  • $20 for Adults
  • $18 for Seniors (60+), Students (18+ with ID), or Military (active or retired)
  • $10 for Children (under 17)
Special Events:

Opening Night Party:
Saturday, May 7th

Post Show Discussions:
Sunday, May 8th
Sunday, May 15th
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Blog Posts

Steel Magnolias Actor Spotlight: Reagan James (Shelby)

Steel Magnolias Actor Spotlight: Myra McCoury (Annelle)

Steel Magnolias Actor Spotlight: Jenny Martin

Steel Magnolias Actor Spotlight: Alesa Bryant (Ouiser)