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'Hair' extends its performance

(HawaiiNewsNow) - The hit musical "Hair" has just extended its run at Manoa Valley Theatre. The cast joins us this morning with a preview.

Hair

  • Manoa Valley Theatre
  • Extended through April 4
  • Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
  • $35, discounts available

Manoa Valley Theatre today announced a second holdover for Hair, adding five performances of the Tony Award-winning tribal rock musical that defined the "Age of Aquarius." Originally scheduled to run March 4 – 21 and then extended through March 28, performances will now run through April 4. Tickets for the new extension go on sale tomorrow.

The story of a group of young Americans searching for love and peace during the Vietnam era, Hair is a timeless portrait of a movement that changed the world. The 1968 Broadway hit blazed a new trail in musical theatre by defining the genre of the "rock musical." Its groundbreaking rock score features some of the greatest songs ever written for the stage, several becoming Top 40 hits and anthems of the anti-war movement. The show was revived on Broadway to acclaim in 2009 as the Age of Aquarius dawns again in this jubilant new production—a celebration of life, a love letter to freedom, and a passionate cry for hope and change.

Songs include "Aquarius," "Let the Sun Shine In," "Be-In (Hare Krishna)," "Good Morning Starshine," "Hair," and many more.

Time magazine said, "Today Hair seems, if anything, more daring than ever."

Show times are Thur. 7:30 p.m., Fri. 8 p.m., Sat. 3 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Sun. 4 p.m. Tickets are $35. Seniors and military are admitted for $30; patrons 25 years old and under for $20. Call 988-6131 or purchase tickets online at manoavalleytheatre.com. Tickets are also available at all military ticket outlets.

A special "Twitter Night," sponsored by Oceanic Time Warner Cable's Road Runner, is slated for Saturday, March 20 at 8 p.m. In a major departure from theatre's traditional ban on electronic devices, for one night only MVT invites patrons to bring their mobile digital devices and leave them ON, that is, actively tweet, post and blog during the performance!

Guest Director is Rob Duval, Guest Music Director is Kenji Higashihama; Guest Choreographer is Kat Jones.

The cast is: Jaq Ryan Galliano as Berger; Conor Malis as Woof; D. Omar Williams as Hud; Kyle Malis as Claude; Dusty Behner as Jeanie; Louisa Te‘i as Dionne; Nicole Sandry as Crissy; Caroline Lawo as Sheila; and Braddoc DeCaires as Margaret Mead. The Tribe (ensemble) are: Andrea Clark, Melody Davis, Kevin DeBell, Jared Duldulao, Michael Dupre, Brandi Firman, Kayleigh Garcia, Jonah Ho‘okano, Kat Jones (swing), Pomai Lopez, Jason Loo, Myles McGee, Briana Pratt, Kanani Rogers and Garett Taketa.

Costumes are by Dusty Behner, set design is by James Davenport, lighting design is by Janine Myers, sound design is by Jason Taglianetti, hair and makeup design is by Greg Howell, and props design is by Sara Ward.

Show Sponsors are Lindemann Construction, Alexander & Baldwin Foundation and GEICO. Season Sponsors are Richard Aadland Trust, Cades Schutte and The Cades Foundation, Commercial Data Systems, Hawaiian Airlines, Honolulu Star-Bulletin, ‘Iolani School, Island Television KITV, Oceanic Time Warner Cable and The Honolulu Advertiser.

This project is supported by funding through the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, and through appropriations from the Hawaii State Legislature (and by the National Endowment for the Arts).

Manoa Valley Theatre is located at 2833 East Manoa Road. For more information, call MVT at 988-6131 or log on to www.manoavalleytheatre.com.

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