Before Superstar, before Tommy, there was only one rock musical, the one, the only, HAIR.
The Arcadians Theatre Group is proud to present HAIR, now in its 50th year and still as relevant as it was when it was written.
HAIR is the story of youth rebelling in the early ‘60s against the Vietnam War and the establishment that could send them off to war to die for their country and yet would not give them the right to vote.
We meet the “TRIBE”, a group of young people who want to live a free life of love, peace, and drugs. They are faced with the prospect of the Draft and retaliate by burning their Draft cards. One of the Tribe, Claude Hooper Bukowski, is conflicted by the Tribe, his parents, and his underlying drive/desire? to do the right thing.
Claude breaks from the group and is called- up, with a tragic outcome, leaving us all to wonder about the futility of war and to ask the question why?
HAIR features great music – from the classic opening song Aquarius, to Good Morning Star Shine , Hare Krishna , Where Do I Go, Let the Sun Shine In and 51 other songs that will be instantly recognisable, as you listen. In fact, there were more number one hits from HAIR than any other rock musical.
HAIR is a very enjoyable trip down memory lane and a great nostalgic look back to a lost time in history and yet somehow is still relevant today.
People who remember HAIR from the ‘60s will remember the famous nude scene. HAIR was not originally written with a nude scene. This was added as a protest when HAIR moved to a different theatre later on. The world has moved on and 50 years later, we will be presenting HAIR as it was originally written, with no nude scene and instead focussing on the great complex story that was written.
Because of the use of moderate language and drug references, HAIR may not suitable for audiences under the age of 12.
22nd July to 6th August 2016
Hair – Cast Announcement
Sheila Jesse Cleal
Berger Nathan Flint
Claude Michael Zelvis
Jeanie Allegra Wilson
Crissy Isobel Rabbidge
Dionne Primrose Gorringe
Ronny Gillian Meers
Margaret Mead Gillian Meers
Woof Aidan Morrissey
Hud Ralphy Walter
Tribe Winnie Abali, Natalie Bartlett, Andrew Gobran, Belinda Green, Byron Leitch, Daniel Manzini, Donevan Moss, Joshua Ridge, Genevieve Sutton, Alanna Vial, Alyce Tayla Wall, Sarah Worthington, Brian Wellings.
Thank you to everyone who auditioned. We have a wonderful cast and we are very keen to “get this show on the road!”
Malcolm made a small error – rehearsals will actually commence on Monday May 2 at 7pm sharp.
See you all then.
Hair – Production team
Director Producer Malcolm White
Musical Director Vocal Lisa Baraldi
Musical Director Band Meryl Jackson–Kew
Choreographer Natalie Bazun-Coates
Choreographic Consultant Greg Shand
Stage Manager Cilla Aslanidis
Lighting / Sound Design David Greer
Stage Design Malcolm White / Paul Greer
Costumes Nyla Collis
Make up Maria Trikkis
Properties Marie Mitchell Stanley