Presented by Salem Theatre Company at Marblehead Little Theatre
June 2 - June 12, 2010
For their first musical since their founding in 2002, the Salem Theatre Company presents the preeminent rock musical HAIR, with book and lyrics by James Rado and Gerome Ragni and music by Galt MacDermot. For eleven performances in June, the largest cast ever assembled for a STC production will fill the Marblehead Little Theatre with the sounds of the sixties from the play that defined the rock musical genre. Performances take place at 12 School Street in Marblehead, from June 3 through 12; Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 7:30pm and Saturdays at 2:00pm. A pay-what-you-will preview will take place on Wednesday, June 2. No reservations will be accepted for the June 2 preview. A special talk back between the audience, director, and cast will be held following the Thursday, June 10 production Tickets are $20 online or $25 at the door for adults and $15 online or $20 at the door for seniors (60+) and students. Advance reservations are strongly recommended and may be placed online at www.salemtheatre.com. Phone and email reservations will not be accepted for this production. The box office opens one hour prior to show time and reservations will not be accepted online from 24 hours prior to curtain. Experience several days in the lives of extraordinary, fun-loving rebels, brought together by a universe full of good times, rock and roll, and a passion to change the nation and end the deadly war nearly nine-thousand miles across the globe. Sheila, Berger, Claude, and the rest of this haggle of hippies struggle to find love within the tribe they have created, while facing the Vietnam War draft, the sexual revolution, and the peace movement. As their lives move forward during one of the most tumultuous times in American history, Claude learns he has been drafted into the war and fights the battle between his beliefs in the communal life and the conformity of the generation before him. HAIR is directed by Catherine M. Bertrand with musical direction by Karen Gahagan. Ms. Bertrand has previously directed No Exit, Book of Days, Last Meal, Safe, The Eight: Reindeer Monologues, and Proof for STC.