SYNOPSIS: A group of Louisiana women bond and gossip at a local beauty shop while following the marriage and motherhood of one of the customer's daughters.Robert Harling's play made its 2005 Broadway debut after a 1987 off-Broadway premiere and successful 1989 film version.Truvy’s new assistant Annelle, sociable M’Lynn, and her pretty daughter bride-to-be Shelby, as well as the hysterical bickering Ouiser and Clairee, support each other with love, laughter and beauty products.As hair is dried, dyed, and styled, women’s lives unfold and show the meaning of true friendship.
It was an opening slot the couple scored on the strength of their eponymous debut album, which came out at the beginning of the year after an excruciatingly long wait.
"He was always comparing us to people, like Fleetwood Mac or Delaney and Bonnie.
He came up to me after this festival and was like, ' Dude, your voice.
Meghan is the powerhouse, but your voice has opened up to where you're killing it, too.' And I attribute that to being sober.
When playwright Robert Harling wrote Steel Magnolias back in 1987, he undoubtedly had no idea that 30 years later, people would still be quoting it regularly.