Shawnee Little Theatre begins its 51st season with 'Hands on a Hardbody,' which opens Friday at 7:30 p.m. The Tony-nominated musical, based on true events, tells the story of 10 hard-luck Texans who enter a contest to keep at least one hand on a brand-new truck the longest in order to win it.

Performances are at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 21, 22, 27, 28 and 29, and at 2 p.m. on Sept. 23. Tickets are available online at shawneelittletheatre.com or at the box office Monday through Saturday from 5:30 to 8 p.m. by calling 405-275-2805. Season tickets for 2018-2019 will be on sale at the box office during the run of the show.