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Steel Magnolias—a perfect ‘girls night out’ during Women’s History Month

Show runs through March 25 in Munster

Steel Magnolias
From left: Heidi Kettenring as Truvy, Landree Fleming as Shelby, Myesha-Tiara as Annelle, Joslyn Yvonne Jones as Ouiser, and Jeannie Affelder as Clairee discuss life’s triumphs and tragedies in Steel Magnolias, now playing at the Theatre at the Center in Munster’s Center for Visual and Performing Arts. (Photo: Michael Brosilow, copyright Theatre at the Center)
Steel Magnolias
Landree Fleming (left) and Heidi Kettenring in Steel Magnolias (Photo: Guy Rhodes)
by Melanie Jongsma

MUNSTER, Ind. (March 9, 2018) – The all-female cast of Steel Magnolias—currently playing at the Theatre at the Center—combines laughter, tears, and Southern charm as they discuss life’s transitions and hopes. It’s a fun performance, and Heidi Kettenring is particularly authentic.

Experiencing the story as a play rather than a movie allows audiences to focus on characters and conversation. It’s a quieter, more reflective show than the movie by the same name, and it offers audiences a light-hearted trip back to the 80s, including 80s radio hits during the scene changes and intermission.

Previews began February 22 with Opening Night on February 25 for the show’s run through March 25.

Performances are 2:00pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays; 7:30pm on Fridays; 3:00pm and 7:30pm on Saturdays; and 3:00pm on Sundays, with select Thursday and Sunday night performances.
Individual ticket prices range from $42–$46. To purchase individual tickets, call the Box Office at 219-836-3255 or at 800-511-1532. Group discounts are available for groups of 11 or more. Gift certificates are also available.

Theatre at the Center is located within The Center for Visual and Performing Arts at 1040 Ridge Road, Munster, Indiana. For more information on Theatre at the Center, visit


Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma grew up in Lansing, Illinois, and believes The Lansing Journal has an important role to play in building community through trustworthy information.