"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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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.