On Stage – April 26

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Return to the 1960s with ‘Hairspray’

CARMEL — It’s 1962 in Baltimore, and the 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. She must use her newfound power to dethrone the reigning Teen Queen, win the affections of heartthrob, Link Larkin and integrate a TV network… all without denting her ‘do! “Hairspray,” comes to the stage at the Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre, 3 Center Green Friday through May 12. For more information, visit civictheatre.org.

Theater presents British comedy

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Repertory Theatre, 140 W. Washington, presents the on stage — and backstage — comedy “Noises Off” through May 20. Everything that can possibly go wrong during a performance — conflicts between cast members, an actor with a drinking problem and set malfunctions — plague the cast of “Nothing On,” the play within the play in this British farce. Visit irtlive.com for ticket information and performance times.

Room to room mysteries at theater

INDIANAPOLIS — In Candlelight Theatre’s spring production, “Murder in Triplicate” at the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site, 1230 N. Delaware, each play is performed in a different room of the mansion complete with candlelight, historical artifacts and President Harrison’s original furnishings. This series of one act plays, written by resident playwright James Trofatter, includes “Betsy,” “The Photograph Album.” Performances are Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. Visit bhpsite.org for more information and to order tickets.