Revival of Revolutionary & Rebellious Musical 50 Years after it Opened in Sydney
HAIR The Original Tribal Rock Musical
Fifty years after it opened in Kings Cross in Sydney, it has been announced that Hair will return to the Australian stage featuring an all Australian cast, openingPerth in August and touring to several regions nationally.
Matthew Manahan will appear in the role of Claude. Angelique Cassimatis (Priscilla/Saturday Night Fever) is playing Jeanie, and direct from Broadway Harris M Turner (Summer) will play Hud. Stefanie Caccamo (Beautiful/Once) is Crissy, and Callan Purcell (Jaspar Jones) takes on the role of Woof.
Also joining the tribe are Emma Hawthorne (Mamma Mia!), Luke Jarvis (West Side Story), Joe Kalou (In The Heights), Julian Kup (American Psycho), Louis Luciente (Jersey Boys), Sun Park (Hi-5) and Monique Sallé (Mamma Mia!).
This new production of Hair will be produced by David M Hawkins, directed by Declan Greene with musical direction from Glenn Moorhouse and original choreography by Amy Campbell.
Hair celebrates sixties counterculture in all its barefoot, long-haired, radical glory with an infectious, energetic rock beat. The show features a Grammy Award-winning score including the hit songs Aquarius, Good Morning, Starshine, Hair, I Got Life and Let The Sun Shine.
Hair is set in the swinging-sixties, a turbulent, anarchic and exciting time in which people were losing faith in the establishment, austerity measures and the Vietnam War. Hippie counter culture, experimentation and free-love eschewed conformity and the world collectively let their ‘Hair’ down.
Today, amidst global turmoil, issues like human rights, the environment, freedom of religion, race and gender equality continue to dominate dinner party and water cooler discussions across the country – and now, on social media. Hair’s themes of identity, community, global responsibility and peace continue to resonate, getting to the heart of what it means to be a young person in a changing world.
Original book and lyrics of Hair was written by James Rado and Gerome Ragini with music by Galt McDermot, and originally produced on Broadway by Michale Butler.
The production opens in Perth in August before heading to Geelong, Wyong, Wollongong, Sydney and the Gold Coast.
NB: Recommended for ages 1t5yrs+. Contains Full Frontal Nudity, Sexual References, Drug References, Racial Slurs, Strobe Lighting Effects.