April 15 – May 1, 2016
Book and Lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado
Music by Galt MacDermot
Directed by Brian Boruta
Music Direction by James Murphy
Choreography by Lara Finn
Disclaimer: This performance includes nudity, strobe lights, and burning of incense
The original rock musical, Hair, comes alive again on The Umbrella’s stage to tell the tale of a tribe of young political activists fighting to preserve their principles and way of life. A product of the hippie counterculture and sexual revolution of the 1960s, it’s score became an anthem of the anti-Vietnam War peace movement and shattered musical theatre conventions during its original Broadway production which ran for over 1700 performances. Time magazine says that, "Today Hair seems, if anything, more daring than ever."