“Hair” To Be Staged on Fairleigh Dickinson University’s College at Florham Campus

Madison, NJ – March 23, 2005 – “Hair,” the musical that questioned the nation’s standards of morality, racism, loyalty, and social acceptance, will be staged at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s College at Florham in the Dreyfuss Theater from Wednesday, April 13 through Saturday, April 16 at 8 p.m. with a 2:30 matinee on Sunday, April 17.

Rather than having a plot like most musicals of its time, "The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical" is based on a vision. The storyline epitomizes the hippy days of the late sixties, following a group of politically active, long-haired 'Hippies of the Age of Aquarius' known as the 'The Tribe,' fighting against conscription to the Vietnam War. Among them are Claude and Berger, friends battling against Claude's draft notice, Sheila, who is in love with them both, and Jeannie, an active political protestor.

The characters reject the values of their parents and the establishment, lashing out at the draft, war, pollution, racial bigotry, and what they see as middle-class hypocrisy. The show challenged many western society norms when it opened on Broadway in 1968.

The score of “Hair” includes songs that have become icons in the world of Broadway rock -- the title song "Hair" and many other favorites -- "Aquarius," "Good Morning Starshine," "Let the Sunshine In," "Hare Krishna," and "Easy to be Hard."

The cast includes John C. Brennan III, Ricky Franco, Stephanie Guerrera, Ashley Hencken, Jessica Herzog-Ruth, Annie Kish, Lucinda Luttrell, Alana MacDonald, Sean-Michael J. McAlpine, Simone Portera, Jacqueline Sneyers, and Brynn Stanley.

Tickets are $5 for the FDU community and $10 for the general public. Tickets can be purchased at the door or by calling 973-443-8644 ext.4.

For further information, contact Stephen Hollis, 973-443-8467 or hollis@fdu.edu.


Frederick W. Springer III

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