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Posted: Oct. 1, 2012 at 8:55 p.m.
DETROIT - "Hair," the 2009 Tony Award-winning Best Musical Revival directed by Diane Paulus, will play the Fox Theatre for a limited engagement on Saturday, March 2 and Sunday, March 3, 2013. "Hair" is part of the Fifth Third Bank Fox Theatre Series.
With an iconic score that includes the chart-topping hits "Let the Sun Shine In," "Aquarius," "Hair" and "Good Morning Starshine," "Hair" energetically depicts the birth of a cultural movement in the '60s and '70s that changed America forever. The musical follows a group of charismatic, free-spirited young people who passionately preach a lifestyle of pacifism and free-love in a society riddled with intolerance and brutality during the Vietnam War. "Hair"'s powerful message resonates as much today as it did 40 years ago when the show opened on Broadway.
This critically-acclaimed revival became a theatrical tour de force in its limited engagement in Central Park, later moving to Broadway where it won the 2009 Tony Award for Best Musical Revival as well as the Drama Desk, Drama League, and Outer Critics Circle award for Outstanding Revival of a Musical. Directed by Diane Paulus, who also directed the Tony Award-winning revival of The Gershwins' "Porgy and Bess," and choreographed by Karole Armitage, "Hair" features a book and lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado with music by Galt MacDermot.
This inspiring new production of "Hair," which features an exuberant finale where audiences are invited onstage to dance with the cast, has a level of inclusiveness that is rarely seen in musical theater. Executive producer Daniel Sher notes, "We are excited for audiences across the country to take this journey with us. See for yourself, let your hair down and share the love!"
The "Hair" national tour is produced by Big League Productions and Troika Entertainment.
Tickets ($30, $45, $55 and $70) go on sale Saturday, Oct. 6 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased at www.OlympiaEntertainment.com, the Fox Theatre and Joe Louis Arena box offices, Hockeytown Authentics in Troy (without service charge) at all Ticketmaster locations and www.Ticketmaster.com. To charge tickets by phone, call 800-745-3000. Fifth Third Bank Fox Theatre Series season subscription packages and group sales are on sale now. Groups of 10+ receive up to a 10-percent discount. For more information, call 313-471-3099.
For additional information, call 313-471-6611.