Steel Magnolias

EXTENDED by Popular demand until September 1, 2013

Hanover Tavern

Part of Virginia Rep's Barksdale Season at Hanover Tavern
By Robert Harling
Directed by Steve Perigard

Hilarious, Touching, Superb Ensemble Acting

Richmond Family Magazine

From the casting to the magnolia trees at the sides of the stage, every little aspect of this “Steel Magnolias” comes together to create a captivating experience.

Richmond Times-Dispatch

A sure feel-good evening’s entertainment.

Macaroni Kid

“Laughter through tears is my favorite emotion,” says Truvy, the sassy hairdresser and owner of her own salon in Chinquapin Parish, the setting for one of America’s favorite comedies. This salon is where six wonderful (and often wacky) Southern women come not only to get their hair done, but also to share stories, recipes, triumphs, and loss. Joining Truvy are Annelle (the wayward young woman who may or may not be married), Clairee (the former mayor’s wife), Ouiser (who claims she is not crazy; she’s just been in a very bad mood for forty years), M’Lynn (the stalwart center of the group), and Shelby (M’Lynn’s daughter, preparing for her wedding day). A delightful and heart-touching comedy about the bonds that hold us together, Steel Magnolias will have you, too, laughing through tears.

Meet the Cast & Crew

With affection, respect and a trunkful of hilarious memories here at Hanover Tavern, we dedicate this production of Steel Magnolias to the memory of Burt Edwards, who acted at Barksdale and on Broadway, bringing smiles and tears to audiences everywhere.

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Premium $40 | Standard $38
Seating chart shows premium and standard sections.


Wednesdays: Premium $36 | Standard $30
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Groups: $19 - $30, depending on group size
Rush Tickets: $20 (Click for program details. Between 2 hours and 15 minutes to curtain only.)
U-Tix for university and high school students: $10 (Click for program details. Available on the day of the performance only.))

Prices subject to change without notice. Call (804) 282-2620 for the latest information.


In addition to regular dining options, The Hanover Tavern & Pub is currently offering a special $15 three course pre-theatre menu on Wednesdays before or after a matinee performance and on Thursday nights before the 8 pm show. Click here for their special menu and reservation information.

Steel Magnolias posters

Setup photo by Jay Paul. Posters montage and photo by David Janeski.