Palace Theatres reopen June 4
2021-22 season to kick off after Covid-induced hiatus
The Palace Theatres will reopen Friday, June 4 – the first time since December 2020, due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Venues including the historic Palace Theatre, the Rex Theatre, the Spotlight Room and Forever Emma Studios will be open to the public.
“We are grateful for the continued support of our corporate sponsors and the generosity of our community and patrons through these difficult times. Thanks to them, ‘it’s curtains up!’” President and CEO Peter Ramsey announced in a press release.
To ensure patron safety remains a top priority, the Palace and Rex will operate at a reduced capacity and face masks will be recommended.
Patron safety continues to be a top priority for the organization as it looks forward to returning on stage. Ramsey also noted that health and safety guidance regarding occupancy and masks is subject to change as summer goes on. The public is encouraged to visit the Palace website in advance.
Starting June 4-5, Friday Night Comedy is back at the Rex. Juston McKinney will kick off the Friday Night Comedy Series, presented by iHeartMedia. Other comedians include Tony V, Kelly MacFarland, Joe Yannetty, Corey Rodrigues and Christine Hurley.
In addition to comedy, there will be live concerts at the Rex, including No Shoes Nation Band, The Youngsters, American Elton, Panorama, The
Spain Brothers and more.
As the school year comes to a close, the Palace will once again present the Bank of New Hampshire Children’s Summer Series, beginning June 30. This year’s series will feature Magician BJ Hickman, Snow White, Peter Pan, Wizard of Oz, The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Rapunzel, Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty.
Opening Sept. 10, the St. Mary’s Bank 2021-2022 Performing Arts Series presents Queen of the Night, a brand new concert style show celebrating the music of six-time Grammy award winning artist, Whitney Houston.
Also showcased in the professional series will be longtime favorites including Mama Mia!, which returns in October. Holiday tradition will continue in November and December with The Nutcracker and A Christmas Carol. The new year, 2022, will bring back theatre classics including The Full Monty, Bye Bye Birdie, The Producers and Legally Blonde.