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Small Town Theatrics is presenting their latest production in Coal City this week.

The local theatre group will perform their production of the hit musical and movie “Hairspray” this Thursday through Sunday at the Coal City Performing Arts Center.

The story is set in 1962 Baltimore where lovable plus-size teen Tracy Turnblad has only one desire: to dance on the popular “Corny Collins Show.”

When her dream comes true, Tracy is transformed from social outcast to sudden star and must deal with all the problems along the way.

Jack Micetich, director of Small Town Theatrics, was on WCSJ’s People Are Talking last week and explained why they decided on Hairspray.

Riley Nevin plays one of the lead roles in the production.

Miceitch ended by saying the diversity needed for the show led to cast members coming from 16 different communities across six counties in the state.

Performances are scheduled for Thursday and Friday July 25 & 26 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, July 27 at 2 & 7 p.m. and a matinee showing on Sunday, July 28 beginning at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door or online at smalltowntheatrics.org.