Dawn Wells and Teresa Ganzel Cast in North Carolina Steel Magnolias

The Judson Theatre Company will present Robert Harling’s Steel Magnolias — the first show of JTC’s 2014 season — March 27-30 at Owens Auditorium at Sandhills Community College.

The cast will be headed by TV veterans Dawn Wells (Mary Ann on "Gilligan’s Island") and Teresa Ganzel ("The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson," "The Toy") with Terri Eoff, Mackenzie Thomas, Sarah Frances Berk and Paula Reeder Thompson. Steel Magnolias, according to press notes, is the "hilarious and heartwarming story of six forever friends, told from their home away from home: Truvy’s Beauty Spot, a Louisiana beauty parlor."

“We are excited to begin rehearsals with Dawn Wells headlining this amazing cast. Judson Theatre Company prides itself on bringing a little bit of Broadway to the Sandhills through high-quality productions with acclaimed stars from film, television and theatre,” said executive producer Morgan Sills in a statement. Director Daniel Haley added, “We’ve assembled a talented cast to bring Steel Magnolias to life on our stage. We hope our patrons will enjoy our production of this comedy favorite.”

To purchase tickets or request additional information, visit judsontheatre.com or call eTix at (800) 514-ETIX (3849). Owens Auditorium at Sandhills Community College is located at 3395 Airport Road in Pinehurst.