HAIR, THE AMERICAN TRIBAL LOVE ROCK MUSICAL
Music by Galt MacDermot, book and lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado
Directed by Michael Kidney
February 3-19, 2017
Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m.
Sundays at 2:00 p.m.
Let the sun shine in!
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the ground-breaking musical, Hair. Deemed the first rock musical and, historically, the first show to move from off-Broadway to Broadway, Hair changed the theater world forever. The Heights Players is extremely proud to present The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical, Hair, this February.
Hair (book and lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado, music by Galt MacDermot, directed and choreographed by Heights Players veteran Michael Kidney) tells the story of the "tribe,” a group of politically active, long-haired hippies during the "Age of Aquarius." Living the bohemian life in New York City, good friends, Claude and Berger, their roommate Sheila and a tribe of friends struggle to balance their lives, loves, and the sexual revolution, with their rebelliousness against the war, conservative parents and a conformist 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.
With an incredible cast of 31 tribe members, songs such as "Aquarius," "Easy To Be Hard," "Where Do I Go?," "Frank Mills" and "Let The Sun Shine" shape a story of alienation, of the search for meaning, of both the agony and ecstasy of being truly connected to humanity.
Hair features many Heights regulars including Mariela Flor Olivo as Sheila, Jason Schulof as Woof, Sean Dearing as Margaret Mead, Karen Mascolo (What A Piece of Work is Man), Hilary Goldman (Black Boys/Assistant Choreographer), Allison St. Rock (Black Boys), Cait Farrell (Black Boys), Dina Grilli (Electric Blues/Mom), Hannah Giddings (Electric Blues/Dad), and David Arzberger (Electric Blues). Featured in the Ensemble are Tony Artiga, J. Scot Cahoon, Aurora Dreger, Michela Imbesi, Masumi Iwai and Kristen Keim. The cast also boasts a slew of newcomers including Malcolm Durning as Claude, Kristoffer Pendergraft as Berger, Marcus Harmon as Hud, Rachel Ladd as Jeanie, Katelyn Fuentes as Dionne, Kami Visitsak as Crissy, Marley Nykole as Abe Lincoln, Eyliza Morciglio (White Boys), Gina S. Pemberton (White Boys), Max Lamadrid (What A Piece of Work is Man), and rounding out the Ensemble are Geoff Chang, Alex Hajjar, Jessica Slaght, Brianna Smail, and Brandon Xavier.
The production directed by Kidney also features an all-star creative team. Leslie Wickham is serving as Musical Director, Hilary Goldman as Assistant Choreographer, Jill Lewis-Kelly and Amanda Mendez as Production Stage Managers, Scotty Wiggins as Costume Designer, Kazuko Oguma as Lighting Designer, Leo Contrino as Master Electrician, Paul Keim as Muralist, Jan VanderPutten on Properties, Gary VanderPutten as Technical Director and Jon Richardson as Production Manager.
Celebrate peace, love and happiness with the Heights Players and let the sun shine in! The show runs February 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19 – Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $25 ($23 for Seniors). Please note this show contains nudity and is intended for mature audiences (18 or older). Purchase tickets online through Brown Paper Tickets. Or make reservations by calling (718) 625-2752 or by email and pay at the door.