Steel Magnolias to Play at Historic Cocoa Village Playhouse Starting Friday, March 10
By Space Coast Daily // March 5, 2023
BREVARD COUNTY, COCOA, FLORIDA— The Historic Cocoa Village Playhouse will debut a new show for 2023 entitled ‘Steel Magnolias’ beginning on Friday, March 10.
The show will presented through special arrangements with Dramatists Play Service, Steel Magnolias a play by Robert Harling.
The Historic Cocoa Village Playhouse is located on 300 Brevard Avenue in Cocoa.
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WHAT IS THE PLAY ABOUT?
Set in a beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies who are “anybody” come to have their hair done, this hilarious and touching play showcases the strength and purposefulness of its unforgettable characters — women who are as beautiful as magnolias but as tough as steel.
When tragedy strikes, the sudden realization of their mortality affects the others, but also draws on the underlying strength—and love—which gives the play, and its characters, the special quality to make them truly touching, funny and marvelously amiable company in good times and bad.
This production of Steel Magnolias features two alternating casts.
M’lynn Eatenton: Adonna Niosi & Jeanette Roach
Shelby Eatenton-Latcherie: Savannah Lee & Carly Briand
Truvy Jones: Tina Coppock & Nancy Matican-Bock
Annele Dupuy-Desoto: Breanna Streeter & Phoebe Parker
Ouiser Boudreaux: Linda Nicoli & Amy Barnickel
Clairee Belcher: Patricia Knowles & Bonnie Venable
Directed by James Spiva
Friday, March 10 @ 7:30pm
Saturday, March 11 @ 2pm & 7:30pm
Sunday, March 12 @ 2pm
Thursday, March 16 @ 7:30pm
Friday, March 17 @ 7:30pm
Saturday, March 18 @ 2pm & 7:30pm
Sunday, March 19 @ 2pm
HOW TO BUY TICKETS
Tickets now on sale at CocoaVillagePlayhouse.com or by calling 321.636.5050.
Established as the “Aladdin” theatre, the doors opened to the public on August 18th, 1924, showing silent movies. Later, Brevard’s first “talkie” movie house became known as “the showplace of the Indian River Section”. As the owners changed through the years, the theatre featured vaudeville acts, served as a station for the American Red Cross during wartime and then became the State Theatre featuring movies on the “big picture screen”.