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The Byron Civic Theatre kicks off its 19th season with the comedy "Hairspray" this weekend, August 2, 3 and 4.  Set in Baltimore, it is 1962 and plump teenager Tracy Turnblad's dream is to dance on The Corny Collins Show, a local TV dance program.  When Tracy wins a role on the show, she becomes a celebrity overnight. She then launches a campaign to integrate the show.  The songs  include 1960s-style dance music and "downtown" rhythym and blues. 

Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $6 for students and children, online or at the box office.

Go to or call 815-312-3000 for more information.  The Byron Civic Theatre is at 850 N. Colfax St. in Byron.