HAIR: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical, October 9 – 25 @ BPA

Bainbridge Performing Arts (BPA) presents
HAIR: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical
October 9 – 25, 2015
@ BPA

Rock music, counter-culture, and the sexual revolution take center stage in HAIR, the first and most successful rock musical of all time. Featuring the iconic numbers Aquarius, Good Morning Starshine, I Believe in Love, Hair, I Got Life, What a Piece of Work Is Man, and Hippie Life, HAIR offers meaningful commentary on the generational divide of the Sixties, lending vitality and insights that remain relevant today.

Berger is the leader of a politically active “tribe” of long-haired hippies that includes Claude, Berger, Jeannie, Shelia, and Woof. Their love-filled way of life is thrown into disarray when Claude is drafted.

Director Teresa Thuman is joined by BPA Resident Musical Director Josh Anderson and Choreographer Noah Duffy to lead a stellar cast including both BPA newcomers and favorites: Todd Baylor, Austin Bennett, Becca Brown, Adrian Cerrato, Melanie Curran, Danielle Daggerty, Ted Dowling (Berger), Liz Ellis, Brace Evans (Hud), Max Herren, Jade Jones, Mikaela Karter, Denny Le (Woof), Olivia Lee (Ronny), Michelle Lorenz Odell (Margaret Mead, Dionne), Alison Monda (Sheila), Adrienne Palay, Kali Ponzo (Jeanie), Justine Scott (Chrissy), and Jesse Smith (Claude).

Thuman is familiar to Bainbridge audiences for previously directing The Who’s Tommy, The Producers, Noises Off, Secret Garden, Urinetown, Kiss Me, Kate, and Little Shop of Horrors on the BPA stage. At BPA, Josh Anderson has musical directed The Drowsy Chaperone, Monty Python’s Spamalot, Little Shop of Horrors, Avenue Q, Shrek, and the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. New to BPA, Noah Duffy has danced with the Atlantic Contemporary Ballet Theatre, toured and taught nationally with The Missoula Children’s Theatre, and acted in productions nationally and abroad. His tragically hilarious solo show Caught One-Handed was recently produced by Annex Theatre and will soon tackle the world on tour.

With book and lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado and music by Galt MacDermot, HAIR was produced for the Broadway Stage by Michael Butler and was originally produced by the New York Shakespeare Festival Theatre. HAIR won a Drama Desk Award for Music (1968), a Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical (2009), and a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Revival of a Musical (2009). HAIR is produced by special arrangement with Tams-Witmark Music Library, Inc.

WARNING: This show includes simulated drug use and sexual acts, racial stereotypes and slurs of the era, nudity, profanity, refusal of authority, energy, love and happiness.

HAIR appears at BPA October 9 – 25, with shows Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. plus Sundays at 3:00 p.m. and an Industry Night showing on Monday, October 19 at 7:30 p.m. A special Pay-What-You-Can Preview will be held Thursday, October 8 at 7:30 p.m., and the Opening Night Reception will be Friday, October 9 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets, $27 for adults, $22 for seniors, and $19 for students, youth, military, and teachers, may be purchased online at www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org, by phone at 206.842.8569 or in person at BPA, 200 Madison Avenue North, Bainbridge Island. BPA Box Office hours are 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, and one hour prior to each performance.

Bainbridge Performing Arts extends special thanks to its Community Sponsor Rock Rent-A-Car. BPA is supported, in part, by Bainbridge Community Foundation and One Call for All. Bainbridge Performing Arts is pleased to offer an “Open Doors” program. Free and reduced-cost tickets are always available to community members in need through our partner Helpline House thanks to grants from the Mabee Family and Bainbridge Community Foundations. Please contact the BPA Box Office at 206.842.8569 or Helpline House to reserve tickets today.

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