2016     HAIR

This is the dawning of the age of Aquarius ...

19 May - 4 June 2016

HAIR is a rock musical – a product of the hippie counterculture and sexual revolution of the 1960s. Several of its songs became anthems of the anti-Vietnam War peace movement. The musical's profanity, its depiction of the use of drugs, its treatment of sexuality and its irreverence for the American flag caused much comment and controversy.  The musical broke new ground in musical theatre by defining the genre of "rock musical".  HAIR tells the story of the 'tribe', a group of politically active hippies of the Age of Aquarius living a bohemian life in New York City and fighting against conscription into the Vietnam War.  Claude, his good friend Berger, their roommate Sheila and their friends struggle to balance their young lives, loves and the sexual revolution with their rebellion against the war and their conservative parents and society.  Ultimately, Claude must decide whether to resist the draft as his friends have done, or to succumb to the pressures of his parents (and conservative America) to serve in Vietnam, compromising his pacifistic principles and risking his life.

 

Director - Damian Thorne

Musical Director - Roger Buchanan

Choreographer - Nicola Morrison

 

CAST

Claude - Tyrell Beck
Berger - Rebecca Palmer
Sheila - Ashleigh Blummont
Hud - Nikora Lewis
Woof - Drew Pouniu
Jeanie - Kate Petherick
Dionne - Tia Rongokea
Chrissy - Sarah Leishman
Leata - Jess Linsley
Jack - Solomon Gray
Farrah - Paula Fredericks
Genevieve - Candace Higgie
Jacqueline - Ashleigh Bond
Xam - Jason Ngarimu
Stephen - Nick Ross
Latifa - Layla Ennia
Tammy - Robyn Chamberlain
Margaret Mead - Mike Whitton
Hubert - Glen Eustace

 

Performance Dates

Thursday, 19 May 2016 19:30
Friday, 20 May 2016 19:30
Saturday, 21 May 2016 19:30
Thursday, 26 May 2016 19:30
Friday, 27 May 2016 19:30
Saturday, 28 May 2016 19:30
Sunday, 29 May 2016 16:00
Thursday, 02 June 2016 19:30
Friday, 03 June 2016 19:30
Saturday, 04 June 2016 19:30

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