THE AMERICAN TRIBAL LOVE-ROCK MUSICAL
Book by JAMES RADO & GEROME RAGNI; Music by GALT MacDERMONT; Lyrics by JAMES RADO & GEROME RAGNI
MARCH 9 - APRIL 7, 2018
Sunday matinées on March 18 & 25 at 2:30pm; All other show dates at 8:00pm
TICKETS: $30; $25 for Senior Citizens & Students
SYNOPSIS & INFORMATION
Rock music, counter-culture, and the sexual revolution take center stage as the classic musical HAIR grows again at Island ETC!
Set in New York City in the late 1960’s HAIR is the iconic staging of America’s peace-love culture. Also known as the “American Tribal Love-Rock Musical,” HAIR tells the story of “The Tribe,” a group of politically active friends who are part of the immerging hippie generation and the issues that surround them – sex, drugs, and the Vietnam War. The musical questions standards of morality, sexuality, individualism, racism, violence, drug use, loyalty, and social acceptance – prominent issues whose relevance unfortunately continues in the United States today. The ‘Tribe’ yearns to find a new way; their goal is to change the world. They exuberantly create their own rights of passage through the confusion around them. With themes of alienation and civil disobedience, HAIR illustrates the 60’s generation’s search for meaning through ‘be-ins,” “love-ins,” and protests.
With book and lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado and music by Galt McDermont, HAIR was the first rock musical. It is considered to be one of the most adventurous, outlandish, and ultimately profound musicals in musical theatre history. The groundbreaking rock score of HAIR paved the way for some of the greatest musicals of our time. HAIR features an extraordinary cast and dozens of unforgettable songs, including ‘Aquarius,’ ‘Let The Sun Shine In,’ ‘Good Morning, Starshine,’ ‘Easy To Be Hard,’ and of course, ‘Hair.”
Performances are Friday, March 9th through Saturday, April 7th. Performances are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings at 8:00pm. There are two Sunday matinees on March 18th and 25th at 2:30pm. Although curtain times are either 8:00pm or 2:30pm, HAIR is not a traditional musical, so arriving fifteen minutes earlier will keep you from missing any of the ‘action.’
WARNING: The show includes simulated drug use and sexual acts, racial stereotypes and slurs of the era, profanity, partial nudity, defiance of authority, energy, love, and happiness. Island ETC does not recommend our production of HAIR for children.
Come; break out your love beads and Let The Sun Shine In! Tickets are $30.00 or $25 for Senior Citizens and Students. All tickets may be purchased via our TICKETS page or by calling our box office at 409-762-3556.
For additional information about this production, Students on Stage, or ETC, please call ETC. Island ETC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.
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