“Diane Paulus’s thrilling, emotionally rich productiondelivers intense, unadulterated joy.” – New York Times
The Tony Award-winning hit revival “HAIR: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical” will be coming to the Orpheum Theatre March 1-6, and MinnPost is offering book clubs a chance to win 10 tickets to the opening night performance.
Directed by Diane Paulus and choreographed by Karole Armitage, the musical follows a group of hopeful, free-spirited young people who advocate a lifestyle of pacifism and free-love in a society riddled with intolerance and brutality during the Vietnam War.
As they explore sexual identity, challenge racism, experiment with drugs and burn draft cards, the show resonates with an irresistible message of hope more than 40 years after it first opened on Broadway.
With a score that includes groundbreaking numbers like “Let the Sun Shine In,” “Aquarius,” “Hair” and “Good Morning Starshine,” “HAIR” depicts the birth of a cultural movement in the ’60s and ’70s that changed America forever.
Time Out New York raved, “‘HAIR’ speaks to a whole new generation!” and the Los Angeles Times gushed, “Exhilarating! Floating on a cloud of euphoria…connects us to what inspired an era to reinvent itself.”
HAIR won the 2009 Tony Award for Best Musical Revival as well as the Drama Desk, Drama League, and Outer Critics Circle award for Outstanding Revival of a Musical. HAIR was also nominated for an additional seven Tony Awards including Best Direction, Best Choreography, Best Costume Design, Best Lighting Design and Best Sound Design. The cast recording was also nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album.
“HAIR” is part of Hennepin Theatre Trust’s 2010/11 Broadway Across America-Minneapolis season. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit Hennepin Theatre Trust’s events page or call 1-800-982-2787.
MinnPost is giving away 10 tickets to the opening night performance of “HAIR,” Tuesday, March 1, at 7:30 p.m.
If you are a registered BCC club, enter to win tickets by emailing bookclubclub [at] minnpost [dot] com by this Friday, Feb. 25 at 5 p.m. Please include your full name, the name of your club and a mailing address where tickets can be sent.
(To register your book club, click the link on the righthand column of this page.)