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Central Coast Audiences to Experience Brand-new Australian Production of HAIR, Starring Hugh Sheridan and Paulini

Source: The Art House
Archived 7 Jul 2019 - Posted: 7 May 2019
“The musical that changed theatre forever” BBC

“A social and cultural phenomenon, a jubilant assertion of life and freedom” The Guardian

A brand new Australian production of the much-loved and revolutionary rock musical, HAIR will come alive on the Central Coast this Spring. The all-star musical celebrates sixties counterculture in all its barefoot, long-haired, radical glory with an infectious, energetic rock beat. The show features a Grammy® Award-winning score including the hit songs Aquarius, Good Morning, Starshine, Hair, I Got Life and Let The Sun Shine.

As part of an exclusive six-venue-only tour, Central Coast audiences will be watching the show in September before it opens at Sydney Opera House the following month. The production also takes in His Majesty’s theatre Perth, Gold Coast’s Home of the Arts and just three other major venues.

HAIR is situated in the sixties, a turbulent, anarchic and exciting time in which people were losing faith in the establishment, austerity measures and the Vietnam War. Hippie counter culture, experimentation and free-love eschewed conformity and the world collectively let their HAIR down.

Today, amidst global turmoil, issues like human rights, the environment, freedom of religion, race and gender equality continue to dominate dinner party and water cooler discussions across the country – and now, on social media. HAIR’s themes of identity, community, global responsibility and peace continue to resonate, getting to the heart of what it means to be a young person in a changing world.

Leading the cast is four time Logie award winning TV and theatre star, Hugh Sheridan, in the role of Berger, as well as musical theatre performer and Australian Idol star Paulini in the role of Dionne, with more cast members to be announced.

This is the second major musical The Art House has presented in 2019, the first being the all-star musical In The Heights, which premiered at the barely three-year-old theatre before taking on the Concert Hall at Sydney Opera House.

The Art House’s executive director, Anne-Marie Heath said: “We are so excited to bring this 50th anniversary production of Hair to the Central Coast this Spring. With world-class performers and some of Australia’s finest creatives, it is going to be an amazing show worthy of any capital city in the country.

Ms. Heath added: We really feel strongly - and it comes through in everything we do - that the Central Coast should experience the best that live theatre can bring, and that the Coast’s audiences deserve the same quality in production as major cities.

With this latest announcement, it’s clear The Art House is not slowing down in its quest to bring national-quality performances to the region, meaning Central Coast audiences can continue to expect world-class performances on their doorstep.

Hugh Sheridan and Paulini

Book and Lyrics by James Rado and Gerome Ragini
Music By Galt McDermott
Originally Produced on the Broadway stage by Michael Butler
Producer:  David M Hawkins
Director:  Declan Greene
Musical Director:  Glenn Moorhouse
Choreographer:  Amy Campbell
Set Designer:  Michael-Scott Mitchell
Costume Designer: James Browne

HAIR The Original Tribal Rock Musical

Thursday 19 September – Saturday 21 September 2019

Thursday 7.30pm, Friday 7.30pm, Saturday 2.00pm and 7.30pm

The Art House, 19 Margaret Street, Wyong NSW

Adult: $72.00, Concession: $65.00, Member: $60.00, Under 30: $48.00, Group 10+: $62.00

Venue Pre-Sale: Tuesday, 7 May 2019 from 10.00am
GP On Sale: Friday, 10 May 2019 from 10.00am

This article archived 7 Jul 2019

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