“Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical” follows a young group of hippies fighting the establishment, dodging the drafts, getting high, living and loving in New York City. It’s 1967: the Vietnam War raging and the Age of Aquarius is dawning. Claude, his best friend Berger, their roommate Sheila, and their Tribe of friends struggle to balance the demands of the harsh and violent world with their dream for a more beautiful and peaceful world. When Claude receives his draft notice, he must decide whether to join his friends in resisting the draft, or bow to the pressures of society and his conservative parents, thereby sacrificing his ideals and, possibly, his life. Hair was a sensation when it premiered in 1967, as it brought the counterculture movement into the theatre and the national spotlight. The issues the show brings up — alienation, civil disobedience, youthful defiance — continue to timelessly resonate today.
Directed by the Mad Men of Oopsy Daisy, Inc.
Book and Lyrics by Music by
Gerome Ragni & James Rado Galt MacDermot
Produced for the Broadway stage by Michael Butler
Originally Produced by the New York Shakespeare Festival Theatre
HAIR is presented by arrangement with TAMS-WITMARK.
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