Already closed | 2h 20m | Brooklyn

Steel Magnolias

From 31 member  reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Great acting, Delightful, Funny, Great staging

About the show

"Steel Magnolias" examines the relationships between a tight-knit group of Southern ladies in a small-town beauty parlor, who witness the milestones in each other’s lives. 


The play is alternately comic and touching—and, in the end, deeply revealing of the strength and purposefulness which underlies the antic banter of its characters.

2h 20m | Already closed | Gallery Players (Brooklyn)

Member Reviews (31)


Entertaining, Great acting, Delightful, Funny, Great staging
Avg Score

Masterful, Exquisite, Great writing, Great acting

See it if If you want to see a really good story about southern women who come together due to illness. Good direction and acting.

Don't see it if You dont want a trek outside Manhattan. If you want a more uplifting play.

Warm, Dated, Touching, Funny, Enchanting

See it if Six southern women bond over visits to the hair salon, supporting each other through life's ups and downs. Many charming details.

Don't see it if Sappy & sentimental. Cheesy one-liners. Dated story.

Resonant, Indulgent, Funny, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if This well acted Southern dramedy on a sumptuous set is one of Gallery's best recent efforts Wolford & Wilson excel as mother/daughter leads

Don't see it if Hard to wreck damage on Harling's sure-fire combo of "corn-pone & heartburn/ache" Southern accents veer towards heavy; garbling laugh lines

Intelligent, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Best Set at Gallery. Partner's super high rating but I was not enthused with it ages ago as well as now. Ergo this Ave.Acting very good.

Don't see it if Some sad doings, but it is life ..

Also Great depiction of a time and a ... Read more Read less

Clever, Great staging, Funny, Thought-provoking, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy good comedy-drama performed by an able cast with on a superb set, changing nicely with each act. Sound and lighting both pluses.

Don't see it if you want a lot of physical action - this is mostly talk among a small group for over two hours making the slightly padded seating wearing.

Refreshing, Great acting, Dated, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You like the kitchen sink style of storytelling. You want a mix of comedy & drama. You want an charmingly retro play that entertains.

Don't see it if You only want to see the movie cast. You don't like one- set plays where you hear about events. You want a more contemporary story.

Poignant, Absorbing, Great staging, Emotional, Great writing

See it if you’re looking for a female-led show that’s funny, poignant, and emotional. Take your best friend.

Don't see it if you don’t like sappy shows that hit at the core. This show is about the strength of true friendship, and the joys and hardships it faces.

Intelligent, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy realistic drama/comedy about the lives of small town women. You have seen the movie and loved it. You’re willing to go to Brooklyn

Don't see it if You are looking for a fancy production. This is as down home as it gets ! You prefer shows with lots of physical action.

Regional favorite from the 1980s, Elaborate set design, Funny but also touching, Great acting

See it if The tragic outcome of chronic illness brings out the metal in these Southern women.

Don't see it if You don’t want to go to a Brooklyn venue. You want a more contemporary play.

Strong cast of actresses, Slightly dated, Intelligent, Great writing, Great staging

See it if you want to see a heart-tugging story that showcases six strong actresses. Another excellent set from GP - who needs a haircut?

Don't see it if you want a contemporary setting, remember this was set in the 80s. Otherwise, excellent production.

This wickedly funny play was no match for this disappointly unskilled cast of actors that it fell short of laughs and heart

See it if you are a huge fan of the Robert Harling play and just have to see it whenever it is produced in your city

Don't see it if you are expecting a class A level production, because what you are going to get is a below level community theater production missing heart!

Also I truly love this play. I first saw the 1987 production at the Lucille... Read more Read less

Absorbing, Resonant, Funny

See it if You like stories about friendship between women

Don't see it if You don't want to be sad

Romantic, Must see, Intelligent, Great acting, Delightful

See it if like a good show with all six supertalented actresses;not afraid to be emotional, enjoy sense of community on stage and feel like part of it

Don't see it if no reasons not to see it (only if you live too far from Brooklyn )

Also Only two weeks left, make youself a gift and go

Great acting, Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever

See it if You like nostalgic well acted plays

Don't see it if You don’t like traveling to Brooklyn or you require multiple set changes

Touching and funny play about the importance of friendship

See it if You want to see a wonderful play performed by a talented cast.

Don't see it if You are unwilling to travel to Brooklyn

Great staging, Enchanting, Great acting

See it if You enjoy a poignant play with great acting and a beautiful set

Don't see it if You can’t make it out to park slope

Great acting, Funny, Entertaining

See it if Southern talkative play

Don't see it if Want to travel to Brooklyn

Also Never saw the movie . ... Read more Read less

Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if you want to see a well performed show about mothers, daughters and friendship.

Don't see it if you don't like "talky" plays with little action

Entertaining, Funny, Delightful

See it if you love a very beautiful story about friendship.

Don't see it if you are not too fond of sentimental plays.

Also Full disclosure - I absolutely love the movie. I grew up in the eighti... Read more Read less

Intense, Great acting, Entertaining, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if You like plays that deal with intriguing life issues. Also if you like southern themed shows with great acting.

Don't see it if If you don't like plays that deal with serious life issues with sad endings.

Intelligent, Great acting, Exquisite, Delightful

See it if if you love plays about the power and strength in women - great acting

Don't see it if if an all women cast turns you off

Parlor games.

See it if a dialogue-driven comedy with an all-female cast--and even a few tears, particularly at the end--is something you'd enjoy.

Don't see it if talky, single-set plays turn you off.

Also It's a big day at Truvy Jones' hair salon: regular customer Shelby Eat... Read more Read less

Intense, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you like a small intimate theater productions with an all female cast based on friendship and support during difficult times of their lives.

Don't see it if you're looking for an extravagant set or if you don't like a sad ending.

Also These women were great actresses and most reminded me of the women in ... Read more Read less

Intelligent, Intense, Profound, Resonant, Delightful

See it if You want to see older actors really strutting their stuff! I was so impressed by the range of the cast,& a few of the actors were FLAWLESS!

Don't see it if You're expecting something ultra-professional. There's only one set, the set changes are very slow/obvious, & some of the acting is weak.

Great staging, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You enjoy a great cast of women with heartfelt moments

Don't see it if Going to a small venue in Brooklyn is a problem

“Steel Magnolias” hasn't been reviewed by any Critics (yet!)

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