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The Playhouse Children's Theatre's production of "Hairspray" opens today at The Underground. Photo by Andrew Benusa.

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Tracy Turnblad wants to be famous, and she wants to get there by appearing as a dancer on "The Corny Collins Show," a sort of reimagined "American Bandstand."

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Luckily, the show is holding auditions because one of the regular dancers is preggers.

The Duluth Playhouse Children's Theatre takes audiences to Baltimore in the early 1960s with a production of the musical "Hairspray," which was born of the movie by John Waters.

Tracy lands a spot on the show, no thanks to her mother, and ends up a spokesperson who is working for integration on the show, no thanks to Velma the racist producer.

Go see it

What: Duluth Playhouse Children's Theatre production of "Hairspray," directed by Kate Horvath

When: Opens 7 p.m. today; Plays 7 p.m. Thur.-Sat., 2 p.m. Sat.-Sun. through March 30

Where: The Underground, 506 W. Michigan St.

Tickets: $16.50 adults, $13.50 students. Call (218) 733-7555 or go to duluthplayhouse.org

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