Hair: Musical Info & Synopsis


Synopsis:

Hair follows a group of young adults in New York City who are searching for personal and political freedom during the Vietnam War era. Amid the backdrop of anti-war protests and the sexual revolution, the characters explore themes of love, peace, and individuality. Hair is a celebration of the 60s counterculture, as well as a poignant examination of the social and political issues of the time.


Musical Information

Parental Warning: Adult Themes/Content

Musical Type: Post-Golden Age (1967)

Cast Size: 20+

Genre: Dramedy

Setting: 1960s / USA (NYC)


Creative Team

Music: Galt MacDermot

Lyrics/Book: Gerome Ragni, James Rado


Cast Albums

Original Broadway Cast (1968)➝

Original London Cast (1968)➝

Actors’ Fund of America Cast (2005)➝

Broadway Cast (2009)➝


Links

Audition Songs: Theatre Trip

Licensing: Concord Theatricals➝

Sheet Music: Amazon➝


Tags

1960s, Broken 4th Wall, College, Edgy, Folk, One-Word, Political, Popular, Rock, Soul, War


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