Palace Theatre preps for big music, big comedy, and big hair with production of ‘Hairspray’

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MANCHESTER, NH – Prepare to walk through the figurative, over-the-top puff of “Hairspray” as the Palace Theatre gears up to transport you back to 1960s Baltimore, MD, where quirky, plus-sized teenager Tracy Turnblad and her perky best friend, Penny Pingleton dream of dancing on their fav local televised dance show,  the Corny Collins Show.

Despite the odds against her, Tracy’s dream becomes a reality. Shortly after her success, Tracy becomes an overnight sensation, and all while dancing with her high school heartthrob, Link Larkin. On her way to the top, Tracy meets an array of colorful characters. Using her new-found fame, Tracy will stop at nothing to make sure the show is united at a time when Civil Rights were hard won, and racial divisions were common. Along with climbing the social ladder and working to create racial harmony on the show, Tracy also bickers with her mother, Edna, a larger-than-life character who at first has a hard time accepting the music and dancing lifestyle of the younger generation.

“Hairspray” is a big musical featuring big comedy, not to mention big hair. The hit musical and winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, features songs such as “Without Love,” “The Nicest Kids In Town,” and, of course, “You Can’t Stop the Beat,” that will be sure to make you want to dance.

Will Tracy be able to integrate the show? Will she be able to find true love with Link Larkin? And most importantly … will she be able to pull it all off without messing up her hair? Find out March 3, 2017 through March 26, 2017, tickets range from $25-$45. Click here to reserve the best seat in the house today!

About the Palace Theatre

The Palace Theatre is a nonprofit performing arts center that hosts its own professional company, youth and teen program, and presenting acts. It is committed to achieving its mission through preserving the historic facilities of the theater, responding creatively to the cultural and entertainment needs of the community, and governing in a fiscally responsible and strategic manner. For information about pricing, visit the Palace Theatre’s website at

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