The Street Theatre Company brings Nashville the hit musical Hair for one weekend only Dec. 4-8.
After closing on Broadway in the early 1970s, Hair was revived and won the 2009 Tony for Best Revival of a Musical. Defining the genre of a ‘rock musical,’ Hair tells the story of a politically active group of hippies living in New York City and protesting the Vietnam War. Though a product of the 1960s, its themes of race, religion, and sexuality are still relevant today.
The New York Times called it “fresh, frank, and unassuming.”
The Street Theatre production features all of the musical’s songs and dialogue in a stylized ‘in concert’ performance that has become one of STC’s most popular innovations. The cast features Russ Evers, Ryan Greenawalt, LaDarra Jackel, Justin Boyd, Piper Jones, along with the talented cast of about 30 area singers.
This production is rated ‘R’ due to strong themes and explicit language.
Hair in Concert is directed by Cathy Street, with musical direction by Rollie Mains.
Street Theatre Company is supported by the Metro Nashville Arts Commission and Tennessee Arts Commission. Hair in Concert runs December 4-8, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday at 8 pm; Saturday at 2 pm and 8 pm; and Sunday at 5 pm. Tickets are $18 for adults and $16 for students and seniors. For specific events, more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.streettheatrecompany.org
Performances are at the Street Theatre, 1933 Elm Hill Pike, just off the Briley Parkway. For more information, call 615-554-7414.
Street Theatre Company is a non-profit arts organization dedicated to fostering professional, affordable and accessible theatre, music and arts education in Nashville. Founded in 2004, the organization produces high quality performances and educational workshops, and provides artistic opportunities for young people.
For more information, visit www.streettheatrecompany.org