Normandale Theatre Department Performance Steel Magnolias opens on February 22

By Steven Geller - Director of Media and Public Relations

The Normandale Community College Theatre Department Performance Steel Magnolias will open on Thursday, February 22 at 7:30 p.m. in the Black Box Theatre.

The other performances will be on Friday, February 23 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, February 24 at 2 and 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, February 28 at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 1 at 7:30 p.m. and Friday, March 2 at 7:30 p.m. The ASL Interpreted show will be on February 23. 

The production of Steel Magnolias will be directed by former Normandale student Paran Kashani. 

The following is a description of the plot of Steel Magnolias: In a popular beauty salon in Louisiana, sassy Truvy and her nervous assistant Annelle tend to a colorful batch of clientele, including a pair of wealthy eccentrics with night and day personalities, a supportive but concerned mother, and a spirited daughter who longs to begin the next chapter of her life. The women trade advice, snappy comebacks, and lots of laughs, but the strength and beauty of their friendship is revealed when one of their own experiences a devastating loss. Inspired by the playwright's own family tragedy, Steel Magnolias is a heartfelt tribute to the connections that bring us comfort, smiles, and laughter in the face of life's ups and downs.

Adult admission is $10, while senior/staff/student tickets will be $5. Season tickets are available for a discount. Please call 952-358-8884 to make reservations or email at boxoffice@normandale.edu.

This semester, the Theatre Department will also present Spring Awakening on April 18-21 and 25-28, 2018 at the Premanand Fine Arts Theatre.

The following is a description of Spring Awakening:

Spring Awakening: In a 19th century German village, a group of students ask too many questions, make huge mistakes, and force the adults in their lives to reexamine the things they teach. Exploring morality while embracing sexuality proves to be a balancing act for the town's young people, as they embark on the same timeless journey from adolescence to adulthood as those who came before them. Based on the 1891 novel by Frank Wedekind, Spring Awakening is a rock musical that uses a driving and unforgettable score to celebrate discovery, rebellion, and finding one's own way.