The Waterville Opera House will present “Steel Magnolias” Jan. 26 through Feb. 4 in downtown Waterville. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Jan. 26, 27 and Feb. 2 and 2 p.m. Jan. 28 and Feb. 4.

The theater production is inspired by Robert Harling’s 1987 play (based on the loss of his sister), and Herbert Ross’ 1989 film.

In Chinquapin, Louisiana, Truvy’s beauty salon is where all the ladies who are “anybody” go to have their hair done. Truvy and Annelle dispense shampoos and free advice to the town’s rich curmudgeon, Ouiser, an eccentric millionaire, Miss Clairee, the local social leader, M’Lynn, and the prettiest girl in town, Shelby. This play and its characters are truly touching, funny, and full of love and remarkable strength. This show is rated PG-13 for profanity

Co-directed by Debra Susi and Beth Lambert. The cast of community actors performing in Steel Magnolias is: Truvy Jones, Juli Brooks-Settlemire; Annelle Dupuy- Desoto, Emily Cates; Clairee Belcher, Nancy Carbone; Shelby Eatenton-Latcherie, Sarah Johnson; M’Lynn Eatenton, Lisa Neal; and Ouiser, Jeralyn Shattuck.

Tickets cost $21 for adults, and $19 for students/seniors. Only Orchestra seating available, as the Balcony will be closed for this production.

For more information, visit call 873-7000 or visit operahouse.org.