Rebecca Varidel
8th Jul 2019
"After seeing the 2009 Broadway revival of HAIR, I’ve wanted to bring the American Tribal Love Rock Musical back to Australia. 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 counterculture" explains producer David M. Hawkins. 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 In. Fifty years ago, the original Australian production of HAIR was produced by the late Harry M. Miller and directed by Jim Sharman. It ran for two years at the Metro Theatre in Kings Cross to sell-out crowds, controversy and rave reviews, kick-starting the careers of many of Australia’s most prolific performers including Reg Livermore, John Waters and Marcia Hines. “The TRIBE is assembling and who better to lead our troupe in the role of Berger but one of Australia's most consummate performers HUGH SHERIDAN. A rare breed, not only is he a great actor, but he is an incredible dancer and singer. I can't wait for audiences to see Hugh using all his disciplines at once, it’s thrilling to be producing Hugh in his first leading role in a major musical. We are also so lucky that we have the incredible PAULINI and her extraordinary vocal talents to soar in the role of Dionne, reminding us this still is the dawning of the Age Of Aquarius” adds Hawkins. 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. WARNING this show contains: Full Frontal Nudity, Sexual References, Drug References, Racial Slurs and Strobe Lighting Effects. HAIR for a limited season 3 October – Sunday, 6 October Sydney Opera House >>