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A Fantastick season also involving Night Music, some Hairspray, and full monties, among other things, is now taking place for Centerstage.  

During Centerstage's season, the company will present Hairspray (playing now), The Fantasticks (September), Little Shop of Horrors (October), A Little Night Music (January 2012), Curtains (March 2012), and The Full Monty (May 2012).  All performances will go on at the Jewish Community Center of Louisville, located at 3600 Dutchmans Lane near the Highlands section of Louisville.

Season tickets for all six shows are available for $80 per person.  An order form is available at the Centerstage website.  

Hairspray is currently running as the opening show of Centerstage's 2011-2012 season.  The show features a plus-sized dancer, Tracy Turnblad, who earns a place on The Corny Collins Show.  She will very quickly earn popularity and a run in with the show's resident star.  Hairspray is now playing until July 24.  

The classic love story/musical The Fantasticks will follow in September.  The musical features a couple who are broken apart by well-meaning fathers.  The fathers do this via a mock abduction.  Despite or inspite this, the couple learns of a deeper love for each other.  

Coming in October is the classic musical Little Shop of Horrors.  The story features a geeky floral assistant with the hots for a hot lady, who in turn is in a relationship with a motorcycle-riding psychotic dentist.  Throw in a blood-thirsty talking plant, which at first saves the floral shop from bankruptcy but really has more sinister plans.  

The Stephen Sondheim classic A Little Night Music will follow in January.  Romance is to be had during a country weekend.  This includes an aging actress and a lawyer who are bored with their other lovers.  

March brings about the Tony-nominated show Curtains.  The show is essentially a spoof on the murder mystery genre as a no-talent star is murdered during curtain call.  A detective/theatre fan attempts to solve the case but may wind up in the line of fire himself.  

The Full Monty closes Centerstage's season in May with a tale of male strippers.  Married, out-of-work men try to earn money by doing a variation of the stripper role.  They ultimately will earn more than cash but life lessons as well.

Season extras are also on tap for this season, including the one man show Twain:  The Gospel According to Mark and Patsy Cline: A Life in Concert.  Season ticket holders can receive discounts for both of these shows.

More information on the season can be found at the Centerstage website.  

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A near life-long resident of Louisville, Brian has written for Louisville.com since spring 2010. He has also written for various publications and online sites, including the Mount Vernon Democrat and Louisville Catholic Sports. Brian spends most of his free time enjoying the theatre scene, hanging out at the nearest coffee shop, and enjoying life.

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