Steel Magnolias

  • Dec 1 - 18, 2022
  • Columbia Entertainment Company

    1800 Nelwood Drive
    Columbia, Missouri 65202
Ticket Price $0.00-$20.00 This event is now over

Steel Magnolias
By Robert Harling
Director: Molly Dodge | Assistant Director: Lynn Lynch

The run time is 2 hours 15 minutes with a 15 minute intermission

Steel Magnolias is set in Truvy’s beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where the local ladies who are “anybody” have a standing Saturday appointment to have their hair done. Spanning three years, it explores the bonds of six women who gather in the shop for gossip, friendship and support. We see a deep strength and purposeful mess emerge when the sudden realization of their mortality affects all of them, and gives the play and its characters the special quality to make them truly touching, funny, marvelously amiable and “delicate as magnolias but tough as steel.”

Content Warning
Adult humor, adult language

  • All audience members are strongly encouraged to wear masks the entire time they are in CEC.
  • We also remind our audiences that bringing in their own food and drink into the theater is not permitted. 
  • You do not need to print your ticket confirmation. Simply pick up your reserved tickets in our box office.
  • We strongly encourage everyone to purchase their tickets to this production in advance. Online ticket sales will end two hours prior to the performance. We will have tickets available at the door if not sold out. Box office opens for sales 30 minutes prior to the performance time.
Date & Time

Dec 1 - 18, 2022

Venue Details

Columbia Entertainment Company

1800 Nelwood Drive
Columbia, Missouri 65202 Columbia Entertainment Company
Columbia Entertainment Company

Founded in 1979, Columbia Entertainment Company is now in its 44th season as a nonprofit community theatre located in Columbia, Missouri.

We are bringing a season to you that has a little bit for everyone!

44th Season

  • Matilda the Musical | August 18-21, 25-28, September 1-4, 2022 | Directed by Dana Naylor
  • No Sex Please, We're British | October 13-16, 20-23, 27-30, 2022 | Directed by Terry Schoonover
  • Steel Magnolias | December 1-4, 8-11, 15-18, 2022 | Director TBD
  • Addams Family, the New Musical | February 9-12, 16-19, 23-26, 2023
  • August Wilson's Ma Rainey's Black Bottom | April 13-16, 20-23, 27-30, 2023
  • Sister Act | June 8-11, 15-18, 22-25, 2023


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