Tucson / Phoenix: Arizona Theatre Co.: 2008-2009 Season

Hair presented by ATC

The American Tribal Love Rock Musical!

Tucson: November 29 – December 20, 2008
Phoenix: December 31, 2008 – January 18, 2009

Book & Lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado
Music by Galt MacDermot
It rocked the world then.
It rocks the world now.

Director: David Ira Goldstein
Scenic Designer: John Ezell
Musical Staging/Choreographer: Patricia Wilcox
Costume Designer: Kish Finnegan
Lighting Designer: Michael Gilliam
Asst. Lighting Designer: T. Greg Squires
Sound Designer: Abe Jacob
Musical Director: Christopher McGovern
Stage Manager: Glenn Bruner

Hair gave a generation of young Americans a way to express themselves through music that gloriously combined rock-and-roll with Broadway craft.  If you experienced it then, you’ll want to groove to it again. If you were too young the first time around, come discover what the fuss was all about as ATC stages a glorious new production of Hair to celebrate its 40th Anniversary.

Scenes from Tucson's performance of "Hair"

The company of Arizona Theatre Company’s production of HAIR.

Joey Calveri and the company of Arizona Theatre Company’s production of HAIR.

The company of Arizona Theatre Company’s production of HAIR.

Morgan James, Kyle Harris and Tamika Lawrence in Arizona Theatre Company’s production of HAIR.

Photo left: Joey Calveri, Morgan James and Kyle Harris in HAIR at Arizona Theatre Company. ATC photo by Tim Fuller.

Let the Sunshine In… I Got Life…I Believe in Love… Good Morning Starshine…It’s the dawning of the Age of Aquarius, the year is 1968, and a tribe of hippies in New York’s Central Park is letting down their gleaming, streaming, long beautiful hair – and a revolutionary musical that changes everything opens on Broadway and conquers the world.

Hair gave a generation of young Americans a way to express themselves through music that gloriously combined rock-and-roll with Broadway craft.  If you experienced it then, you’ll want to groove to it again. If you were too young the first time around, come discover what the fuss was all about as ATC stages a glorious new production of Hair to celebrate its 40th Anniversary. Contains mature language and nudity.

Rock in the New Year with Hair on December 31st

Get a free limited edition T-shirt when you order tickets for select performances of HAIR!

Due to audience demand, Arizona Theatre Company announces an added matinee performance of HAIR: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical on Saturday, December 6 at 2 PM.

Let the Sunshine In… I Got Life… I Believe in Love… Good Morning Starshine… It’s the dawning of the Age of Aquarius, the year is 1968, a tribe of hippies in New York’s Central Park is letting down their gleaming, streaming, long beautiful hair – and a revolutionary musical that changes everything opens on Broadway and conquers the world.

Hair gave a generation of young Americans a way to express themselves through music that gloriously combined rock-and-roll with Broadway craft.  If you experienced it then, you’ll want to groove to it again. If you were too young the first time around, come discover what the fuss was all about as ATC stages a glorious new production of Hair to celebrate its 40th Anniversary. HAIR contains mature language and nudity.

Tickets start at $31 and are available at arizonatheatre.org or by calling the box office at (520) 622-2823. Discounts are available for students, seniors and active military on specific performance days. Half-price student rush tickets are available for balcony seating for all performances one hour prior to curtain at the ATC box office (subject to availability; must show ID). For discounts on groups of eight or more, call (520) 884-8210 x 8204.

Phoenix ATC Rocks in the New Year with Hair

Single tickets and event packages are now available for Arizona Theatre Company’s New Year’s Eve performance of Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical, Wednesday, December 31, 2008 at 7:30 PM in Phoenix. Tickets to this special performance of Hair range from $45 to $80, depending on seating and include pre-show champagne cocktails with a champagne toast during intermission, courtesy of Barefoot Wine.

Special event packages are also available and include dinner at either Sam’s Café or 1130 The Restaurant, a signature Hair t-shirt, plus performance admission and champagne extras. All-inclusive packages range from $70 to $90, depending on seating. For more information about ATC’s New Year’s Eve performance of Hair, or to purchase tickets and event packages, call the ATC Box Office at (602) 256-6995.

Hair Cast

ERIC ANTHONY (Musician/Tribe Member) performed on Broadway in Ring of Fire. His regional credits include Ring of Fire at Studio Arena Theatre, Pump Boys & Dinettes with Theater Under the Stars and in the national tour, Smoke on the Mountain and A Sanders Family Christmas at the Ryman Auditorium.

He played as a pit musician for That Other Woman's Child at this year’s New York Musical Theatre Festival and Dream A Little Dream at Florida Stage. Mr. Anthony was a soloist for the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra Chorus for two years under the baton of Maestro Hans Vonk.  He has also backed up Deborah Gibson on guitar and Barry Manilow on vocals.

MELVIN BELL III
(Tribe Member) directed and choreographed The First Ladies of Rock 'N Soul in New York City. He last appeared in Arizona performing the role of Angel in the national tour of Rent. Off-Broadway, he was a Lead Singer in Black Nativity and a soloist in The Jay Alan Zimmerman Show. His favorite regional credits include Bernardo in West Side Story, a Featured Singer in Disney's When You Wish (original cast), many productions of Dreamgirls (including one with Jennifer Holliday) and Simon Zealotes in Jesus Christ Superstar. Mr. Bell has also performed on Royal Caribbean International and Carnival Cruise Lines. www.melvinbelliii.com

STEFANIE BROWN
(Tribe Member) returns to Arizona Theatre Company where she understudied the role of Poole (and Mr. Hyde) in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Most recently, she appeared as Belle in Beauty and the Beast and Edith in The Pirates of Penzance, both at the Cumberland Playhouse in Tennessee. Other theatrical credits include Beauty and the Beast at Phoenix Theatre, as well as playing Hope in Urinetown, Cunegonde in Candide (Mac Award nomination), and Juliet in Romeo and Juliet with Arizona Repertory Theatre. Ms. Brown received her BFA in Musical Theatre from the University of Arizona. www.stefanie-brown.com

More cast biographies from ATC website

Photos courtesy of ATC, Tim Fuller ©

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All Tucson, AZ performances take place at the Temple of Music and Art (330 S. Scott Avenue); call the Box Office at (520) 622-2823.

All Phoenix performances take place at the Herberger Theater Center (222 E. Monroe Street); call the Box Office at (602) 256-6995.

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