6/25-6 - LCC AUDITIONS FOR HAIR. the musical
Auditions: Hair – the musical. June 25-26, 6-10 p.m., Lansing Community College, Gannon Building Room 1403.
Cold readings from the script. Prepare one 16-bar selection (accompanist provided). NO Sondheim please.
For more information – go to our Facebook page: LCC Theatre Music and Dance.
Roles available: Principals- 5 female, 7 male. Chorus: 13 m/f Performance dates: Nov. 2-3, 9-11. For more information, contact: Dr. John Lennox at mailto:email@example.com or Dr. Jonathan Ten Brink at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
HAIR celebrates the sixties counterculture in all its barefoot, long-haired, bell-bottomed, beaded and fringed glory. To an infectiously energetic rock beat, the show wows audiences with songs like “Aquarius,” “Good Morning, Starshine,” “Hair,” “I Got Life,” and “Let the Sun Shine.” Exploring ideas of identity, community, global responsibility and peace, HAIR remains relevant as ever as it examines what it means to be a young person in a changing world. (Tams Whitmark)
(From Wikipedia) Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical is a rock musical with a book and lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado and music by Galt MacDermot. A product of the hippie counterculture and sexual revolution of the late 1960s, several of its songs became anthems of the anti-Vietnam War peace movement. The musical's profanity, its depiction of the use of illegal drugs, its treatment of sexuality, its irreverence for the American flag, and its nude scene caused much comment and controversy. The musical broke new ground in musical theatre by defining the genre of "rock musical", using a racially integrated cast, and inviting the audience onstage for a "Be-In" finale.
Hair tells the story of the "tribe", a group of politically active, long-haired hippies of the "Age of Aquarius" living a bohemian life in New York City and fighting against conscription into 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 rebellion against the war and their conservative parents and society. Ultimately, Claude must decide whether to resist the draft as his friends have done, or to succumb to the pressures of his parents (and conservative America) to serve in Vietnam, compromising his pacifist principles and risking his life.