UWL’s SummerStage production to let the sun shine in
“Hair: The American Tribal-Love Rock Musical” will let the sunshine in this summer at Toland Theatre. Restring your love beads, patch up your bell bottoms and join the revolution at 7:30 p.m. June 22-23 and June 28-30, and 2 p.m. Sundays, June 24 and July 1.
The Tony Award-winning musical, Hair, is the original 1960s rock opera, embodying the fun, wild, free-spirited energy of the “Age of Aquarius.” Hair brings to life a “tribe” of politically active, bohemian hippies in New York City protesting against the Vietnam War. Claude, his good friend Berger, their roommate Sheila and their friends struggle to balance their young lives, loves and the sexual revolution with their pacifist rebellion against the war and the conservative impulses of their parents and society. Will Claude be forced into serving his country in a war he despises, or will peace, love and rock and roll rule?
Tickets for Hair go on sale Wednesday, June 6, on the UW-La Crosse Department of Theatre Arts web page. In person and phone orders begin Monday, June 18, with box office hours from 1-4:30 p.m. weekdays and one hour prior to each performance. The box office is in the Center for the Arts, 333 N. 16th St., or may be reached by phone at 608.785.8522. Tickets are $12 for UWL students, $20 for seniors and other students, and $22 for others.
IF YOU GO:
WHO: UW-La Crosse Department of Theatre Arts
WHAT: Hair: The American Tribal Rock Musical, Book and Lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado and Music by Galt MacDermot
WHEN: June 22-23 & 28-30, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. and June 24 & July 1, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: Toland Theater, Center for the Arts, 333 N. 16th St.
COST: Tickets are $12 for UWL students, $20 for seniors and other students, and $22 for others. In person and phone orders begin Monday, June 18, with box office hours from 1-4:30 p.m. weekdays and one hour prior to each performance. The box office is in the Center for the Arts, 333 N. 16th St. or may be reached by phone at 608.785.8522.
CAST: Carly Boles, Gabe Burdette, Alexis Cimoch, Sarah Coppenbarger, Tess Douty, Violet Englebert, Emily Farebrother, Morgan Gates, Mitchell Gray, Megan Gunderson, Emma Henry, Corinne Kessler, Cameron Lande, Sarah Lambert, Gavin Mason, Donnie Mezera, Evan Medd, Beth Miller, Willie Pearson, Katie Piper, Gabe Ross, Alexis Violette, Devin Vogel, Emily Ware
CREW: Mary Leonard (Director), Kathryn Moran (Musical Director), Kathy Gorman (Choreographer), Matthew Rightmire (Lighting & Scenic Designer), Laurie Kincman (Stage Manager), Rachel Reis (Sound Designer), Joe Anderson (Costume & Makeup Designer), Pete Suardi (Technical Director)