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Theatre in the Park's presentation of Hair is completely sold out (photo by Curtis Brown Photography)

Theatre in the Park’s Sold-Out Production of Hair Reaches Across Generations

A time of racial strife, a seemingly unending and unpopular war, a contentious political election, a general feeling of doom. Sound familiar? We could say those words described America last week or last month or 10 years ago. Those words also described an equally confused and divided America back in 1967, when Hair debuted Off-Broadway…. Read More ›

Lydia Kinton and TIP's cast for Hair let the sun shine in (photo by Curtis Brown Photography)

Theatre in the Park’s Hair Lets All the Sunshine In

In the spring of 1968, on Manhattan’s West 47th Street, a musical opened on Broadway that would become legendary in the world of theater for decades afterwards. Hair (subtitled The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical) is an autobiographical musical with book and lyrics by James Rado and Gerome Ragni and a score by Galt MacDermot. Hair… Read More ›

The eyebrow-raising 1967 psychedelic rock musical "Hair," now playing at DPAC, will quicken Baby Boomers' pulses

“Hair” Lets Its Freak Flag Fly at DPAC

The eyebrow-raising 1967 psychedelic rock musical “Hair: The American Tribal Love Rock Musical,” now quickening Baby Boomers’ pulses at the Durham Performing Arts Center, is a real trip (pun intended), a tie-dyed treat with a toe-tapping score that includes “Aquarius,” “Let the Sun Shine In,” “Easy to Be Hard,” and “Good Morning, Starshine.”

The score for Hair includes such Top 40 hits as "Aquarius," "Let the Sun Shine In," "Easy to Be Hard," and "Good Morning, Starshine"

DPAC Brings the Award-Winning 2009 Broadway Revival of the 1967 Rock Musical “Hair” to Durham

“Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical” (1967) by composer Galt MacDermot and librettists and lyricists Gerome Ragni and James Rado is a cheeky celebration of sex, drugs, and rock and roll, as well as a profanity-laced protest against the Vietnam War. In 2008, Time Magazine wrote, “Today ‘Hair’ seems, if anything, more daring than ever.”