The rock musical, “Hair”, with book and lyrics by James Rado and Gerome Ragni and music by Galt MacDermot, won a Grammy for Best Score from an Original Cast Album in 1969, then 40 years later its 2009 revival won both the Tony and the Drama Desk Award for Best Revival of a Musical.
“Hair” tells the story of Vietnam-era youths in New York City’s East Village who band together as a Tribe. They are a New York contingent of flower children. They question authority and the society in which they live, as well as the war in Asia. They seek to find a new way, they yearn to change the world. The Tribe awkwardly but exuberantly creates their own rites of passage through the confusion around them. With themes of alienation and civil disobedience, “Hair” illustrates the ’60s generation’s search for meaning through various “be-ins,” “love-ins” and protests.
Join the latest generation of flower children for a 2017 Be-In at Footlighters Theater this September. Opening Night is Friday, Sept. 8; the show runs for four weekends (8:00pm Friday & Saturday nights, 2:00pm on Sundays). Tickets are available NOW at www.FootlightersTheater.com.
Directed by Danielle Lachall with Music Direction by Marie Anderson Pautler and Choreography by Katrina Brown, “Hair” opens Friday, September 8 at 8:00pm with additional shows Saturday, September 9 at 8:00pm and Sunday, September 10 at 2:00pm. The production returns to run for three additional weekends through Saturday, September 30. Tickets are just $18 per person (due to adult content, the show is not recommended for children). Group discounts are available for parties of 15 or more. Tickets are available in advance (recommended to insure your seat) at www.footlighterstheater.com or at the door.
The theater is located at 58 Main Avenue in Berwyn, PA 19312, just two blocks from the Berwyn Train station (Paoli/Thorndale line). On-street parking is available, and patrons also have access to the church parking lot across the street. An assortment of excellent restaurants are within walking distance of the theater.