‘Rock the Runway’ at the Palace: Back to the ’80s fashion show for a cause

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MANCHESTER, NH – The Palace Theatre will hold its first-ever fashion show for a cause, scheduled for Wednesday March 9 – which happens to coincide with its professional ’80s rock musical production of “Rock of Ages,” which runs at the Palace March 4-26.

The Palace is teaming up with the New Hampshire Chapter of the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition to raise awareness about ovarian cancer and to raise money to help fight it.

Male and female models will walk the runway on the Rock of Ages set, and the fashion show will feature then-and-now styles, from  both the ’80s and today – think workout wear from the ’80s followed by workout wear from 2016.

What a fun way to reminisce about the rad ’80s looks while getting some fun ideas about how to spice up your current wardrobe.

A portion of the proceeds will go to the New Hampshire NOCC Chapter. The idea for using the fashion show as a way to raise awareness and funds came from Janice Norwesh, a Bedford resident and friend of the Palace Theatre, who is fighting ovarian cancer. Janice firmly believes that if she had been more educated about the symptoms of ovarian cancer, she and her doctors could have caught the disease much sooner. Early detection is so important when it comes to cancer, and Janice wants to educate women about genetic testing and ovarian cancer symptoms so that we can have more cancer survivors.

“It’s about getting our obstetricians and our primaries up-to-speed on ovarian cancer and the symptoms of ovarian cancer,” said Janice Norwesh.

“Rock of Ages” is a musical show set in 1987 on LA’s infamous Sunset Strip, the story of a boy named Drew from South Detroit and Sherrie, just a small-town girl, who want to know what love is and find it in the world of sex, drugs and rock n’ roll. The show is nothin’ but a good time, as you travel back to the days of big bands, big guitar solos, and even bigger hair. The show features 28 scorching rock anthems to keep you fist pumping all night long including the music of Styx, Journey, Bon Jovi, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, Steve Perry, Poison and more.

Tickets to “Rock the Runway” are $40 for general admission, which includes one drink ticket. VIP tickets are $50 and includes two drink tickets and preferred seating.

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 www.palacetheatre.org.


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