August 23-September 8, 2019
Steel Magnolias
By Robert Harling
Directed by Buddy Todd
A story of Southern humor, heartbreak and female bonding Steel Magnolias takes place in Truvy Jones' beauty salon, where three generations of outspoken women regularly gather to laugh, cry and celebrate the events of their lives. But their world is rocked when M'Lynn's diabetic daughter gets pregnant, which could prove fatal - and the ladies' inner strength and love for one another is put to the ultimate test.



Thursday, August 22, 2019 @ 8pm - Pay What You Can Preview
Friday, August 23, 2019 @ 8pm
Saturday, August 24, 2019 @ 8pm
Thursday, August 29, 2019 @ 8pm
Friday, August 30, 2019 @ 8pm
Saturday, August 31, 2019 @ 8pm
Sunday, September 1, 2019 @ 2pm - Matinee
Thursday, September 5, 2019 @ 8pm
Friday, September 6, 2019 @ 8pm
Saturday, September 7, 2019 @ 8pm
Sunday, September 8, 2019 @ 2pm - Closing Matinee


Carol Richmond (Clairee) is thrilled to be back at SecondStory! You may have seen her here in Cabaret (Fraulein Schneider), Kiss of the Spider Woman (Mother), La Cage Aux Folles (Mme. Renaud/Dindon) and Barefoot in the Park (Mother). She has performed at a number of other regional theaters including Driftwood Players, Renton Civic Theatre, Tacoma Little Theatre and Lakewood Playhouse. Thanks to Buddy, Mark and Jen and all my love to Taylor, Elizabeth, Dan and Laney!

Teri Lee Thomas (Ouiser) SSR debut! Diverse roles span four decades in Shakespeare, classics, new plays, musicals, TV, film. Some highlights: Village Theatre (Crimes of the Heart, Secret Garden, My Fair Lady, Pirates of Penzance, Miracle Worker, Heidi); Seattle Children’s Theatre (Sherlock Holmes); Seattle Shakespeare (Merry Wives of Windsor); Alice B. (Louisiana Purchase, Junkie); Texas Shakespeare Festival (Hamlet, Merry Wives of Windsor, Importance of Being Ernest, Tartuffe, Daisy Bradford, Guys and Dolls); Seattle Musical Theatre (You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Fiddler on the Roof, Secret Garden); Oregon Cabaret (Something’s Afoot); Oregon Repertory Theatre (Hot L Baltimore, Sexual Perversity in Chicago); NW Summer Playhouse, Theatre Off Jackson, ACTLab/Endangered Species Project, NW Shakespeare Ensemble, Bathhouse, Intiman, Driftwood Players, Forest Theatre, New City, and TV’s Northern Exposure. Up next: The Women at Harlequin in Olympia.

Niki Flynn (M’Lynn) is beyond thrilled to be back at SSR and a part of this cast! Steel Magnolias has always been one of her favorite shows, and she is so grateful to be playing a role of her dreams. Most recently Niki appeared in Crimes of the Heart (Chick) at Woodinville Repertory Theatre and The Music Man (Mrs. Paroo) at Kirkland Performance Center. Niki would like to thank all of her family and friends for their unending support, and Mark, Jen, and Buddy for this opportunity. Enjoy the show, y'all!

Jessica Baxter (Truvy) is ecstatic to be making her SecondStory Rep debut! Jessica is originally a Kansas City native; she received a BFA in Theater Performance from the University of Central Missouri and is an alumni of the Stella Adler Art of Acting Studio in Los Angeles, CA. Her most recent role was Rita in Prelude to a Kiss at the Whidbey Island Center for the Arts. Some of her credits include Barbara in August: Osage County, Regina in Little Foxes, and her pending project with Play Your Part Seattle as Jocasta in Oedipus the King. She is very grateful to be a part of a story she has always wanted to tell, and would like to thank her incredible family for their support.

Callie Turner (Shelby) is overjoyed to return to SecondStory Repertory alongside this wonderful group of kind artists. Callie graduated with her BA in Theater Performance at Seattle Pacific University, 2017. She was most recently seen in The Revolutionists (Charlotte Corday) at Bainbridge Performing Arts. Other past credits include Into the Woods (Bakers Wife), Eurydice (Eurydice) and Freckleface Strawberry (Emily). Special love to Mom, Miki, Syd, Clara, Maggie & Sam - you are my steel magnolias! Lam 3:22

Miki Murray (Annelle) is a woman of few words.


Buddy Todd (Director) Buddy has been directing, assistant directing, and choreographing for the last 20 years, most recently Miss Nelson is Missing with SecondStory Rep and Moon Over Buffalo with Renton Civic Theatre. Other shows include 2018 The Wizard of Oz with Bainbridge Performing Arts, 2018 Charlotte’s Web with SSR and Last Fall with Fantastic Z, 2016 The Game’s Afoot with Renton Civic, 2013 The Fantasticks and 2011 Ruthless! The Musical with Eastern Washington University. This fall, Buddy is looking forward to playing “Mister Bardolph” in Lettice and Lovage with the Lesser Known Players and begin earning his MFA in Arts Leadership at Seattle University.

The Squolf (Set/Sound/Lights/Projections) since winning the 2014 Award for both Set and Sound Design for SSR’s critically acclaimed Kiss of the Spider Woman, The Squolf has been on a relentless quest for tacos. C’est la vie, c’est la Squolf!

Laurie Roberts McClain (Costume Designer) is delighted to be working once again with the team at SSR.  She has designed more than 35 shows here and over 80 shows in her 15 years doing this rewarding work.  Her work has also been seen at Bellevue Youth Theatre and Youth Theatre Northwest.  Thanks as always to the Squolf for the opportunity, and to my supportive husband who understands that art is essential to all humans... Enjoy the show!!

Sarah Kessler (Stage Manager) is excited to stay behind the scenes.

Great stories, well told.


Mainstage Online Ticket Price:
$30 (no additional fees applied)
Mainstage Box Office Ticket Price:
$29 Adult | $
24 Senior (60+)/Student/Educator/Military

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