This weekend, the Chapel Hill High School auditorium transforms itself into Truvy’s beauty parlor as the curtain rises on Chapel Hill High’s production of “Steel Magnolias,” opening Thursday night at 7:30.

WCHL’s Aaron Keck spoke with director Thomas Drago about the show: his inspiration for choosing it, how they turned the large auditorium into a small black box-style theater, and how the cast and crew worked through a rehearsal schedule that got interrupted by a week of snowy weather.


“Steel Magnolias” runs Thursday through Saturday, February 6-8, with shows at 7:30 each night. Tickets are $10 ($5 for students), sold at the door.

Coincidentally, there are two productions of “Steel Magnolias” in Orange County this month: the Orange Community Players are also producing the play. Their show opens next weekend at the Orange County Senior Center in Hillsborough.