HAIR: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the “Summer of Love” as well as HAIR’s 50th anniversary,
May 19 at 12:30 pm
We celebrate the 50th anniversary of HAIR, one of the first rock musicals with a book and lyrics by James Rado and Gerome Ragni. Hair is a product of the hippie counterculture and sexual revolution of the late 1960s. By telling the story we gain a further understanding of free love and equal rights for those of all races and sexual orientation. The events and ideologies of HAIR mirror what was happening during Vietnam era United States. Characters used drugs and profanity, disrespected the US flag, and provided a theatrical scope on the environment a considerably broken nation was breeding at that point in time. Many people were anti-establishment, actively opposing mainstream political, social, and/or economic values.
No Nudity in the Show **
Callbacks: will be held on May 20
Those auditioning will be asked to a dance call as well as selected scenes and songs from the piece.
The show will be cast in May 23 and rehearsals will begin June 2 , rehearsing Saturday 12-4 Sunday 3-7 Monday 7-10 Tuesday 7-10 Wednesday 7- 10 until the week before opening. It is encouraged that actors come into the first rehearsal. Knowing the music of the show and prepared with reviewing lines.
Performance dates are July 27- August 19 Friday and Saturday 8 pm Sunday at 2 pm
Please come prepared with 16-32 bars in the style of HAIR (singing from the show is also appropriate). This does not need to be a musical theatre cut. Also, provide a headshot, resume and conflict sheet from May through July 19 .
Video Auditions: in the case that one cannot attend local auditions, videos will be accepted Now –May 20 . Please contact director, Brian Fontenot for further instructions.
Director: Brian Fontenot
Musical Director: TBA
Contact director Brian@cuttingedgetheater.com with any questions or for further information.
Tribe Description: We are looking for a company of 16-20 individuals of many cultures representing the wide array of people who participated in the “Hippie” movement of the 1960’s. More specifically we are looking for dedicated actors who will commit to doing justice to a true group of people who lived an extremely poor lifestyle in harsh conditions. The Tribe represents one of the most concentrated countercultures of American society. All actors will be on stage for the majority of the show and will be highly integrated into each sequence. In some instances, roles were created for actors of a specific ethnicity. In these cases, it is noted in the character description.