Metropolis Performing Arts Centre
111 West Campbell Street Arlington Heights
Hair celebrates peace and love, taking you back to 1960s New York as young hippies try to make sense of their lives in the shadow of the Vietnam War. As the "tribe" -- a group of politically active bohemian youths -- fight against conscription, Claude has to decide whether to resist the draft as his friends have done, or succumb to the pressures of his parents and conservative America. Hair is filled with unforgettable songs, like "Aquarius," "Let the Sun Shine In" and "Good Morning, Starshine," which all became anthems of the anti-war movement. Filled with unbridled energy and infectious songs, this stunning production at Metropolis Performing Arts Centre in Arlington Heights provides an electrifying look back into '60s hippie counterculture.
Thru - Jul 1, 2017
||3:00pm & 7:30pm
Show Type: Musical
Box Office: 847-577-2121
Metropolis Performing Arts Centre Seating Chart
- Highly Recommended
- Somewhat Recommended
- Not Recommended
Chicago Reader - Somewhat Recommended
"...Director Lauren Rawitz undercuts the immediacy somewhat with her subtlety-starved take on the Vietnam war draft. She more than compensates, however, by opening up new sexual territory-particularly through the introduction of a trans character, given show-stealing life by Noah Spiegel-Blum."
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Chicagoland Musical Theatre - Somewhat Recommended
"...This lack of energy isn’t helped by the choreography. Perhaps Choreographer Jen Cupani was attempting to create a choreographed chaos. Sadly, it just reads as chaotic. The show’s youthful character further exacerbates this, as what might have been intended to be a wild and frenzied celebration of free love becomes a bunch of children jumping up and down onstage. A shame, as the cast has quite a few virtuosic dancers: Leon Evans (Hud) does a James Brown impression that grooves, swivels and drops better than the legend himself."
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