Steel Magnolias March 6-8th at 7 pm

Steel MagnoliasSan Dieguito High School Academy will present Robert Harling’s Steel Magnolias on March 6th, 7th, and 8th at 7:00pm in San Dieguito Academy’s Clayton E. Liggett Theater. Tickets cost $15.00 for adults and $8.00 for students. They can be purchased at the door or online at

Steel Magnolias follows the detailed and diverse stories of a tight-knit group of unique women connected through a Louisiana beauty salon. Shelby, a frequent client of shop owner Truvy, is young, thoroughly in love, and diabetic. In the midst of planning her wedding with her headstrong mother M’Lynn, and M’Lynn’s colorful friends, she becomes surprisingly pregnant. But despite such a pregnancy potentially proving fatal for someone with her condition, Shelby claims she’d rather have “thirty minutes of wonderful than a lifetime of nothing special.”

As the future of Shelby and her child remain precariously in the balance, attitudes towards love, apathy, pain, loss, secrecy, and a desperate attempt at happiness emerge. From a cast of dynamic southern women, ranging not only in age, but also perspective, dreams are built and burnt, while the strength of love between both true friends and a mother and child is continuously tried.

Thoroughly moving, Steel Magnolias makes for a powerful Theater for a Cause production, an annual tradition at San Dieguito Academy in which all proceeds go to a related charity. This year, all donations and proceeds earned from Steel Magnolias will go to the American Diabetes Association.

About the American Diabetes Association:

Would you like to make a difference in the lives of 25.8 million American men, women, and children with diabetes? Diabetes is a chronic disease that has no cure and is reaching near epidemic proportions. Nearly 26 million Americans are living with diabetes today and 79 million people have pre-diabetes. One in three children born today will develop diabetes in their lifetime, if trends still continue. The ADA is the only non-profit organization supporting all people with diabetes: people with type 1, type 2, pre-diabetes, and gestational diabetes.

Although we have made tremendous gains in understanding this disease and in improving people’s lifestyle, diabetes is still having an impact on individuals and communities as the diagnosis rate continues to rise. No one escapes the impact of this disease.

Please help us stop Diabetes now through your generous support of this event. Your support is fundamental to achieving the mission of the American Diabetes Association: To prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. We thank you for your consideration in taking a positive step forward to change the course of diabetes in the future.