Seeing Stars in Dixie

by  Ron Osborne

Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy  /  1m, 4f

"A warm, funny play ... hilarious, heart-warming, sassy Southern comedy ... a standing ovation." - Asheville Citizen-Times

It's 1956 and Hollywood has arrived in Natchez, Mississippi with its brightest stars to film Raintree County.

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Seeing Stars in Dixie

by  Ron Osborne

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    1m, 4f
  • Duration


    105 Minutes
  • SubGenre


    Romantic Comedy
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences

Additional Info

It's 1956 and Hollywood has arrived in Natchez, Mississippi with its brightest stars to film Raintree County. Meanwhile at Clemmie's, a Natchez tea room, the widowed proprietor who has a fascination with movies and a secret admirer, oversees her own cast of characters: Tootie, her take charge friend; Jo Beth, a former beauty queen; Glease, a man more comfortable with women than macho men, and Marjorie, an unethical social climber. Competition for a small role in the movie brings out the best and worst of these memorable characters. Twists, turns and revelations lead Clemmie to trade a moment of fame for love and the chance to impact the lives of people dear to her.
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"A warm, funny play...hilarious, heart-warming, sassy Southern comedy...a standing ovation." - Asheville Citizen-Times

"Offers jolly good fun...tightly crafted dialogue delivers a chuckle a minute." - Starkville Daily News


Friendship, Love


Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Senior Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Church / Religious Groups


  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance



  • Time Period: 1950s
  • Duration: 105 Minutes
  • Setting: Set in Clemmie's Tea Room located in downtown Natchez, Mississippi. There may be a small sign reading "Welcome to Clemmie's ... Sit & Sip With Us."
  • Additional Features: Not Applicable
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes


1m, 4f
CLEMMIE - widowed proprietor of a small tea room, 59
TOOTIE - the take-charge kind of person in any crowd, 35 to 50
GLEASE - a modest man more comfortable in the company of women, 50s
JO BETH - a beauty queen wannabe prone to disasters, 25 to 35
MARJORIE - a socially prominent lady-about-town, 30 to 50

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Cast Attributes

  • Ensemble cast
  • Expandable casting
  • Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)
  • Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)

Casting Notes

Marjorie (or a sixth actress) could protray the famous personality seen in the closing scene.



Ron Osborne

Ron Osborne's plays - including the six full-length plays published by Samuel French - have been produced by hundreds of theatres throughout the U.S. and Canada as well as recognized in more than 90 national playwriting competitions. A number of monoloques from his plays appear in books published by French (Exceptional ...

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Originally produced at the Sonoma County Repertory Theatre in Sebastopol, California.

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