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HAIR The original tribal rock musical


The sensational star of The Voice, Prinnie Stevens, and a talented tribe of emerging Australian musical theatre stars join the brand new Australian production of HAIR, performing nationally alongside the four-time Logie award-winning TV and theatre star, Hugh Sheridan, and two time ARIA award-winning Paulini. Catch it at His Majesty’s Theatre, Perth from August 22 to September 1. 

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the opening of HAIR at The Metro Theatre in Kings Cross in 1969. The 60s were divisive, with young people passionate about issues like the environment, free-love and peace, and rebelling against the conservative mainstream. The arts pushed the boundaries, and HAIR was a revolutionary concept, complete with bell-bottoms, trippy tunes, and the infamous nude scene.

 

HAIR will be produced by David M. Hawkins (Liza Minnelli, Hedwig and The Angry Inch, Cabaret) who has assembled a talented local creative team lead by maverick director Declan Greene (Blackie Blackie Brown) with set design by Michael Scott-Mitchell, musical direction by Glenn Moorhouse, costume design by James Browne, choreography by Amy Campbell and lighting design by Paul Lim.

Hawkins said, “After auditioning for three months and seeing over 800 artists, I am so pleased to be announcing this young, dynamic and exciting cast. Declan and the creative team have been working around the clock creating a new version of HAIR for these wonderful actors to embrace, and soon it will be time to share it with the country. What an honour to announce the cast on the 50th anniversary of it opening in Sydney in 1969; it is time to Let The Sunshine In once again.”

The issues of 1969 are still relevant today, and although the perspective is different, passionate young people continue to push for progress against conservative views on gender equality, LGBTQ+ rights, and climate change. HAIR is a timeless tale of revolution and radicalism.

 

 Catch HAIR at His Majesty’s Theatre, Perth from August 22 to September 1. Tickets from ptt.wa.gov.au/hair.

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