Haute Hippies: Hair Comes to the Performing Arts Center

Hippie fever has hit the stage on Broadway — and you can be sure that here in Orange County we’re feeling the boho vibe, too. Whether you’re living in the age of Aquarius or not, there’s no denying that Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical will be bringing enough flower power to spare.

Beginning January 25, the Orange County Performing Arts Center will be playing host to the musical, which is controversial and beloved all at once. With unforgettable songs like  “Let the Sun Shine In,” “Aquarius,” “Hair” and “Good Morning Starshine,” Hair is a vivid depiction of cultural movements in the ‘60s and ‘70s that changed America. The show follows a group of hopeful, free-spirited youth who sing the praises of peace and free-love in a time marked by the issues of brutality and race during the Vietnam War. As the show explores identity, racism, drugs and burnt draft cards, the themes resonates with an irresistible message even now.

The revival of Hair was awarded 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. The cast recording was also nominated for a Grammy® Award for Best Musical Show Album.

The Orange County Performing Arts Center is located at 600 Town Center Dr., in Costa Mesa. For more information about Hair, visit the show’s official web site at www.hairontour.com. For more information about the Orange County Performing Arts Center or tickets to Hair, visit www.ocpac.org.

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