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Backstage opens ‘Steel Magnolias’ Feb. 8

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BRECKENRIDGE – The Backstage Theatre in Breckenridge will present the play “Steel Magnolias” beginning Feb. 8.The setting is Truvy’s Beauty Salon in Chinquapin, La., where an unforgettable group of women congregate for much more than a wash and set. Gossip, hard advice and verbal jousting is dished out, but laughs ultimately give way to a more serious exploration of relationships and the ties that bind friends together. Through it all, these women become the steel magnolias of the title – beautiful, but string enough to survive any challenge together.The Backstage Theatre production is directed by former Backstage artistic director, Wendy Moore, and features Murphy Funkhouser as Truvy, Jacqueline Lies as Annelle, BJ Knapp as Clairee, Pamela Evans as Shelby, Wanda Creen as M’Lynn, and Wendy Moore as Ouiser.Steel Magnolias opens on Thursday, Feb. 8 and will run through March 17. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. There will also be a show at 6:30 p.m. Sunday Feb. 18 and 2 p.m. Sunday March 4. Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for children under 12. Note this production contains adult language.A special Champagne Evening performance will be on Saturday, Feb. 10. Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for children under 12. Ticket price for this performance includes champagne and hors d’oeuvres provided by Hearthstone Catering. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Reservations for Steel Magnolias can be made by contacting the Backstage Theatre at (970) 453-0199 or http://www.backstagetheatre.org.


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