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“Steel Magnolias” Opens Thursday At CHHS

“Steel Magnolias” Opens Thursday At CHHS

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.

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