The Payson Community Theater production of "Steel Magnolias" opens Thursday and continues Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings at 7:30 though March 25.

The off-Broadway comedy by Robert Harling won numerous Drama Critics Circle and Drama Desk Awards in 1987. Set in a beauty shop, the Payson production stars three veteran Utah Valley actresses: Allison Hickman-Warner, Polly Dunn, and Michelle Garbett-Moon. Elaine Guest, Click Ball, and Linda Ludlow complete the cast. Charles Lynn Frost is directing.The play is at the Payson Civic Center, 435 W. First South. Tickets will be available at the door. Cost is $4 ($3 students and senior citizens). A $1 discount is offered for groups of 10 or more.