Overview


Synopsis

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.


Characters

Male

Lead

Tenor

Male

Lead

Tenor

Female

Lead

Mezzo-Soprano, Alto



Show Information

Conceived By
Category
Number of Acts
2 Acts
First Produced
1967
Genres
Settings
Contemporary, Simple/No Set, Unit/Single Set
Time & Place
East Village, New York City, 1967
Cast Size
Orchestra Size
Rock Combo
Dancing
Musical Staging
Ideal For
College/University, Community Theatre, Diverse Cast, Large Cast, Professional Theatre, Regional Theatre
Casting Notes

Includes young adult, adult, late teen characters

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