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HAIR revival heads for Gold Coast

September 18, 2019

Star of The Voice, Prinnie Stevens, Logie award winning TV and theatre star, Hugh Sheridan and two time ARIA Award winning Paulini lead a tribe of emerging Australian musical theatre stars in a new Australian production of HAIR, coming to HOTA, Home of the Arts, on the Gold Coast.

 HAIR, which also stars Queenslanders Matthew Manahan in the role of Claude and Angelique Cassimatis (Priscilla/Saturday Night Fever) as Jeanie, has already performed in Perth and Geelong to rave reviews and will head to Wyong, Wollongong and Sydney before concluding with two shows on the Gold Coast, on October 11 and October 12.

 HOTA’s Outdoor Stage provides the opportunity for the audience to experience the tunes of HAIR (including Aquarius, Let the Sun Sunshine In and of course, Hair) underneath the stars.

 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the opening of HAIR at The Metro Theatre in Kings Cross in 1969. The 60s were divisive, with young people passionate about issues like the environment, free-love and peace, and rebelling against the conservative mainstream.

The arts pushed the boundaries, and HAIR was revolutionary concept, complete with bell-bottoms, trippy tunes and the nude scene. The original production launched the careers of some of our finest artists. Reg Livermore played Berger, John Waters played Claude and Marcia Hines was imported from the USA to play the role of Jeanie (and never left). HAIR also launched the career of director Jim Sharman. HAIR was the first of a trio of hugely successful rock musicals he directed for the late Harry M. Miller.

 HAIR will be produced by David M. Hawkins (Liza Minnelli, Hedwig and The Angry Inch, Cabaret) with a local creative team lead by director Cameron Menzies (Contact, Status) with Set Design by Adam Gardnir, Musical Direction by Tina Harris, Costume Design by James Browne, Choreography by Amy Campbell and Lighting Design by Paul Lim.

 This show contains: Full Frontal Nudity, Sexual References, Drug References, Racial Slurs and Strobe Lighting Effects.

 Patrons are reminded to only buy tickets from the official ticket agents listed below.

 Gold Coast HOTA, Home of the Art.  Friday, 11 October – Saturday, 12 October at 7 pm. Bookings: hota.com.au/theatre/hair

 

 

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