Friday, March 22 from 5 to 9 p.m. March 22, 2013


To celebrate Art In Bloom, NOMA is proud to present a one-night-only staged reading of Robert Harling’s Steel Magnolias. The reading will take place in the Stern Auditorium on Friday, March 22, promptly at 7 p.m.

Schedule of events:

  • 5:30-8 p.m.: Music by Robin Barnes
  • 5-8 p.m.: Art activity
  • 7 p.m.: Staged reading of Robert Harling’s Steel Magnolias

About Steel Magnolias
Inspired by actual events, Steel Magnolias tells the story of six women and how their lives are interwoven by friendship, love, tragedy, and beauty. Filled with hilarious repartee and verbal collisions, the play confronts the effects of mortality with humor and love.

The Cast:

  • Ashley Ricord: Shelby Eatenton-Latcherie
  • Tari Hohn: M’Lynn Eatenton
  • Heidi Junius: Ouiser Boudreaux
  • Mandy Zirkenbach: Truvy Jones
  • Kate Kuen: Clairee Belcher
  • Liz Gore: Annelle DuPuy-DeSoto

Due to limited seating, Steel Magnolias is a ticketed event included with museum admission. Reservations are strongly encouraged. All reservations must be claimed by 6:45 p.m. on Friday, March 22. After that time, reservations will be forfeited with no exceptions.

  • All reservations will begin on February 22, and must be made through Eventbrite.
  • General seating begins at 6:30 p.m.
  • Children 6 and under will not be permitted.

Museum Admission
$10 adults | $8 seniors, active military, University students with valid ID | $6 children (7-17)

About Robin Barnes
Born and raised in New Orleans, LA, Robin Barnes has spent her entire life cultivating her love of music. Beginning with her earliest experiences of harmonizing in the choirs at St. Phillip and St. David Catholic Churches, to a weekly gig with her family’s jazz band The Soul Heirs at the legendary Peaches Records, Robin has been using her vocal talents to explore the many avenues and facets of both modern and classical Jazz music.

As lead vocalist of The Soul Heirs, Robin has had the great honor of performing with New Orleans Jazz greats, such as Kermit Ruffins and Charlie Moore. With inspiration that encompasses the soulful and insightful musings of Etta James, the fierce stage presence of Irma Thomas, and the earnest heartbreak of Adele, Robin is on path of musical rejuvenation. Having recently completed her Master’s in Business Administration, Robin is now completely focused on bringing her edgy jazz to the public.