Hair, a product of the hippie counterculture and sexual revolution of the late 1960’s, follows a group of young hippies fighting the establishment, dodging the draft, getting high, living, and loving in New York City. It’s 1967: the Vietnam War is raging and the Age of Aquarius is dawning. The ‘Tribe’ struggles to balance the demands of the harsh, violent world with their dreams of peace and freedom. When Claude receives his draft notice, he must decide whether to join his friends in protest, or bow to the pressures of society and his conservative parents, sacrificing his ideals and, possibly, his life. The themes discussed -- discrimination, civil disobedience, youthful defiance -- still resonate today.
In addition to being the first ever “rock musical” on Broadway, the show also made waves by featuring a racially integrated cast and discussing topics that were generally seen as taboo or socially unacceptable. The show made such a large impact on society at the time that several of its songs became anthems of the anti-Vietnam War peace movement. Hair is not only an important piece of art, it is an important piece of history that we are thrilled to be a part of.