Steel Magnolias Las Vegas Tickets
About Steel Magnolias Las Vegas
Since its 2005 premiere on Broadway at the Lyceum Theatre, this comedic drama written by Robert Harling not only has audiences laughing out loud but successfully tugs at heartstrings as well.
Based on Harling’s real life struggle to accept his sister’s death caused by diabetic complications, his play intends to portray women as strong, independent individuals who are tough as steel and simultaneously fragile, sweet and as beautiful as the magnolia flower.
The story follows a group of six women: Shelby, Truvy, M’Lynn, Ouiser, Annelle and Clairee. Shelby, the character based on Harling’s sister, decides to marry and have a baby despite her ongoing battle with Type 1 diabetes. Through many struggles, conflict, drama and differing opinions, the six women learn to deal with the decisions of others and to remain friends. Intriguing side stories interweave with Shelby’s, including Truvy’s relationships with men, Annelle’s religious journey and more.
Original Broadway Cast and Film Adaptation
Steel Magnolias remains one of the only all-female casts to hit Broadway. Starring Delta Burke as Truvy, Christine Ebersole as M’Lynn, Rebecca Gayheart as Shelby, Marsha Mason as Ouiser, Lily Rabe as Annelle and Frances Sternhagen as Clairee, the original Broadway production ran for 23 previews and 136 performances.
Another popular version of Steel Magnolias is the 1989 award-winning film adaptation. Once Hollywood got word Herbert Ross was directing, A-list stars signed on immediately, including Sally Field as M’Lynn, Dolly Parton as Truvy, Julia Roberts as Shelby and Shirley MacLaine as Ouiser. The movie was nominated for eight awards. Julia Roberts took home a Golden Globe Award for her portrayal of Shelby.
Las Vegas Tickets
Presented by Broadway in the Hood, Robert Harling’s Steel Magnolias is blossoming at the Troesh Studio Theater at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts in Las Vegas, Nevada. Donations from companies, organizations, private citizens and philanthropists helped build the Smith Center and it opened its doors in 2012. Hoping to bring fine art to downtown Las Vegas, the Smith Center intends to “provide and preserve a high-quality performing arts center that’s embraced by the community.”
Buy your tickets on StubHub and watch as the women of Steel Magnolias struggle together, succeed together and learn (or teach) valuable life lessons.
Trivia Steel Magnolias Trivia
It only took Robert Harling ten days to write Steel Magnolias--it was originally supposed to be a short story.
In the Australian production, Nicole Kidman played Shelby.
The main parish/town that Steel Magnolias is set in, Chinquapin, doesn’t actually exist.
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