Direct from the Sydney Opera House, much-loved and revolutionary rock musical, HAIR, will hit the outdoor stage at HOTA, Home of the Arts next week.
Leading the cast is award winning TV and theatre star, Hugh Sheridan, in the role of Berger, with musical powerhouse Paulini taking on the role of Dionne.
HAIR celebrates sixties counterculture in all its barefoot, long-haired, radical glory with an infectious, energetic rock beat.
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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.
Producer David M. Hawkins said he wanted to bring the American Tribal Love Rock Musical back to Australia after seeing the 2009 Broadway revival .
“It seemed fitting to wait for the 50th Anniversary to create a brand-new production to tour Australia that’s imbued with the essence of the counter-culture. And there is no one better to bring it to the stage in 2019 than one of Australia’s most exciting young theatre makers Cameron Menzies, with his roots firmly placed in our counter-culture, just of another generation,” he said.
“There are a handful of commercial musicals that have truly changed the theatrical landscape. HAIR, with its rock score and social impact, certainly fits the bill. I think it is important this show is staged now; HAIR is a great reminder of how far we have come in many ways and how much we still have to do. It’s frightening how relevant some themes still are 50 years on, so LET THE SUNSHINE in – the tribe is once again assembling!”
Two shows will be performed on the HOTA Outdoor Stage on Friday October 11 and Saturday October 12. For more information, visit: hota.com.au/theatre/hair/