Wednesday, January 12, 2011

The rest is silence

HAIR HAIR HAIR!!! That’s right that 60’s hippie loving musical is in town!!! I stopped by the Pantages theatre last week to see the hit musical revival of HAIR and I LOVED IT! From start to finish the music of Hair will blow you away. I have the soundtrack (as I am a huge Gavin Creel Fan) but listening to the soundtrack does not even compare to hearing it performed LIVE in person.

The energy of the theatre kicks off with Aquarius the hit song from the show and it only get's better from there. The production features many Broadway cast members including: Steel Burkhardt playing Berger, Darius Nichols playing Hud, Paris Remilard playing Claude, and Kacie Sheik playing Jeanie. Through the storyline centers around Claude as he struggles with the decision to stay with this tribe or part with them to enter the draft, the piece is really shines as an ensemble cast. Each member has their own solo and giving more insight to the culture of the time. By far my favorite number is still the chilling end, The Flesh Failures / Let the Sun Shine in. When the cast exists at the end the stage is bare with just one remaining cast member and the haunting cast members voices in the background brought me to tears.

Hair plays at the Pantages Theatre now through January 23rd and then at the OCPAC January 25th through February 6th!

"The rest is silence"-lyrics from The Flesh Failures / Let the Sun Shine in from Hair

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