[Contest] WIN TICKETS to See Theatre of Dare's 'Steel Magnolias'!

Posted By on October 2, 2013

Theatre of Dare is opening it’s 23rd production season with the timeless classic Steel Magnolias by Robert Harling, directed by Mike Mazza, and we have tickets to giveaway!

Actors Jessica Sands, Connie Rose, Penny Adams, BJ Keifer and Emily Gomez rehearsing a scene from act two of 'Steel Magnolias'. (photo: Amanda Lou Who Photography)

Steel Magnolias will be showing for two weekends, Thursday through Sunday, October 3-6 and October 10-13 at the College of the Albemarle (COA) Roanoke Island Campus in Manteo.

Show times are at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday and at 2pm on Sunday.  

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students at the door or in advance at Gray’s Department Store in Kitty Hawk. 

Steel Magnolias is being presented by Theatre of Dare in conjunction with Bangs Salon.

To WIN TICKETS, just tell us in the comments below who your favorite character is from Steel Magnolias (either the 1987 play or the 1989 film adaptation), be sure to include your correct name and current email address, and you will be entered into our drawing for a free pair of tickets!

You can watch a vintage TV spot and a promo for the 1989 film starring Sally Field, Dolly Parton, Shirley MacLaine, Olympia Dukakis, Daryl Hannah, and Julia Roberts, and view the poster below to refresh your memory, and then tell us: Who is your favorite character from Steel Magnolias?

Winners will be chosen at random from among those who comment below, and all winners will be notified by email.

Steel Magnolias


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Posted by Matt Artz

Matt Artz was a lead reporter and photographer for 'The Coastland Times' newspaper from 2000 to 2009, and has been published in the Outer Banks Sentinel, North Beach Sun, Outer Banks Milepost, among others, before launching OBX Entertainment, NC Film News, and Halloween Daily News in 2012. Matt and Sue Artz are also the founders of the annual Outer Banks Halloween Parade and the Halloween International Film Festival.

This article has 8 comments

  1. I always thought that Olympia Dukakis was wonderful in her role. It’s unfortunate that she hasn’t made a ton of movies.

  2. Shelby. …I named my daughter after her. My daughter is 13 and every chance we get to see the movie or play we are there 🙂

    • Shirley Maclaine as Ouiser Boudreaux: I’m not crazy, I’ve just been in a very bad mood 40 years! and “Your husband is a boil on the butt of humanity!”

  3. Shirley Maclaine – mother – I still remember her screaming in the hospital to get attention to staff to relieve the pain her daughter was experiencing as she lays in her bed dying on cancer. Mother’s torment –


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