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Get big laughs and the latest style at Hair Frenzy'

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Get big laughs and the latest style at Hair Frenzy' Courtesy of Penobscot Theatre

BANGOR - Penobscot Theatre Company is proud to present the world premiere production of Travis G. Baker's newest comedy, 'Hair Frenzy,' directed by Dominick Varney. The story is an outgrowth of Baker's inaugural work, 'One Blue Tarp,' which the company premiered to rave reviews in 2012. Previews start Jan. 28, 2016, and the show will run through Valentine's Day, Feb. 14, at the historic Bangor Opera House.

'Hair Frenzy' takes audiences back to the fictional burg of Clara, Maine, where 'One Blue Tarp' memorably unfolded, to meet Tina, salon owner and stylist, along with the colorful characters who populate her world. Life is manageable if a bit mundane until Tina's old-friend-turned-Hollywood-superstar Toryn Bennoch returns to Clara with a hair crisis and a life-changing offer. Worlds collide and scissors fly as the diva whips everyone into a frenzy!

"We're thrilled that our audience will be the first in the world to see this hilarious new work," said producing Artistic Director Bari Newport. "It's been a joy developing the piece with Travis, whose quirky characters have humor and heart. The story is sure to resonate with Mainers but the themes of friendship and life's unpredictable twists and turns are universal."

Dominick Varney is directing a cast of eight, including local standouts Ira Kramer, Brad LaBree, Jeri Misler, AJ Mooney and Jen Shepard; Rachel Palmer and Jason Preble, both newcomers to the mainstage; and visiting artist Amanda Sinko, who studied theatre with Varney at the University of Maine. The all-Maine design team includes Chez Cherry (scenic), Heather Crocker (lighting), Kevin Koski (costumes), Meredith Perry (props) and Brandie Larkin (sound).

'Hair Frenzy' is produced in partnership with Groth & Associates and UBS Financial Services, Inc./Bridge Financial Advisors. The theatre gratefully acknowledges the generous support provided throughout the season by the following sponsors: Bangor Daily News, Blueberry Broadcasting, Canyon Networks, The Charles Inn, The Maine Edge, Darling's, Downtown with Rich Kimball, WLBZ Channel 2 and ZONE Radio.


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