March 30, 2015
The American Tribal Love - Rock Musical
Tickets are now on sale
EAST LANSING – Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical, a Tony, Drama Desk, and Grammy Award winning sensation, arrives at Michigan State University. This iconic and groundbreaking milestone features chart-topping hits like “Aquarius”, “Let the Sun Shine In”, and “Good Morning Starshine.”
Hair captures the spirit of the 1960s with a loving look at a courageous group of young protestors. The “tribe” passionately tries to enact social change with powerful messages of anti-war activism, women’s rights, environmentalism, and racial equality. This show was controversial when it premiered and the battle against this “lewd and lascivious” masterpiece went all the way to the Supreme Court. Far from being dusty or irrelevant, these themes are as significant today as ever. This wild and masterful ride still asks us to question our beliefs, and its hopeful message of peace and love continues to rock our hearts and minds.
Creative highlights include psychedelic choreography by visiting alum Kellyn Uhl, musical direction by Pulsar winner Dave Wendelberger, a talented cast of 22 student actors and a 10-piece band. The design team brings 1968 back with stunning lighting by Shannon Schweitzer, set by Elspeth Williams, sound by Christopher Stowell and costumes by Daniel Hobbs. Directed by Deric McNish.
Hair contains nudity and adult content.
Performances held in the Pasant Theatre at Wharton Center from April 17-26.
Friday, April 17, 2015 at 8:00pm
Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 2:00pm
Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 8:00pm
*Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 2:00pm
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 7:30pm
**Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 7:30pm
Friday, April 24, 2015 at 8:00pm
Friday, April 24, 2015 at 11:59pm (Midnight Show)
Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 8:00pm
Sunday, April 26, 2015 at 2:00pm
* Director Pre-Show Discussion Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 1:15 PM
** Post-Show Discussion on Thursday, April 23, 2015 (Following the Performance)
Tickets are available from the Wharton Center Box Office; 1.800.WHARTON; www.whartoncenter.com.
Box office at the Pasant Theatre opens 1 hour prior to each performance with house doors opening 30 minutes prior.
General Admission $20. Faculty & Seniors $18. Students $15. ($3 Facility Fee applies to all tickets)
Pasant Theatre at Wharton Center for Performing Arts
Michigan State University, 750 E. West Shaw Lane, East Lansing, 48824.
For more information and the entire 2014-15 season of “Power Plays” visit theatre.msu.edu