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    No Aqua Net required to see this show.  Centerstage will open its 2011-2012 season with Hairspray on Thursday.  

    Hairspray performances will take place on July 7, 8, 14, 16, 18, 21, and 23 at 7:30 p.m. each night.  Shows on July 10 and 17 will happen at 2 and 7 p.m. each day.  A July 24 show will go on at 2 p.m. only.  All shows will occur at the Jewish Community Center of Louisville, located at 3600 Dutchmans Lane near the Highlands section of Louisville.  

    Tickets for each show are $18 per person, although "rush tickets" may also be available for some shows.  All tickets can be purchased at the JCC front desk or by calling JCC of Louisville at 502-459-0660.

    Hairspray, a musical comedy set in 1962 Baltimore, features Tracy Turnblad, a big girl who's desire is to dance on the ever-popular Cory Collins show.  The musical premiered on Broadway at the Neil Simon Theatre on August 15, 2002 and would go on to earn eight Tony awards, including one for best musical.  

    Scott Wittmann and Marc Shaiman created the lyrics while Thomas Meehan and Mark O'Donnell created the book.  

    For Centerstage, John R. Leffert directed Hairspray with Chris Bryant as musical director and Zachary Boone as choreographer.  

    Following Hairspray, Centerstage will present The Fantasticks, which is set to open in September.  More information on Centerstage's upcoming season can be found at its website.  

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