HAIR: The American Tribal Rock Musical To Play At Grove Theatre

HAIR: THE MUSICAL will be presented at the Theatre at the Grove with performances on August 1, 2, 8, 9 at 8pm and August 2, 10 at 3pm. Theatre at the Grove is located at 5177 Nuangola Road in Nuangola.

Theatre at the Grove will continue their 2014 season with performances the Rock musical Hair August 1, 2, 8, 9 at 8pm and August 2, 10 at 3pm. Theatre at the Grove is located at 5177 Nuangola Road in Nuangola. The production is directed and choreographed by Artistic Director Michael Marone with Musical Direction by Hollie Major.

Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical has book and lyrics by James Rado and Gerome Ragni and music by Galt McDermot. It is a product of the Hippie Counterculture and the “sex revolution” of the 1960’s. It tells the story of a “tribe” of politically active hippies in the “Age of Aquarius” living it up in a bohemian New York City and fighting against conscription into the Vietnam War.

A young man, Claude, and his roommates Sheila and Berger struggling to balance their young lives, their loves, and beliefs with the horrors of the real world around them. Claude must decide whether to resist the draft as his friends have done or to succumb to the pressures of his parents and the rest of conservative America to serve in Vietnam.

The show which contains 37 1960’s style songs includes many songs that became Top 40’s hits such as Aquarius, Let the Sunshine in, and Good Morning Starshine and is played by an onstage 6 piece rock band.

Hair stars Grove regulars Benjamin Steltz in the role of Claude and Matthew Buckman as Berger. Grove newcomers Maria Salernno and Akeem Nuggent play Sheila and Hud. Other leading players include Marikate Sullivan as Jeanie, Becky Phillips as Crissy, Eyanna Gruver as Dionne and Michael Marone as Woof/Margaret Mead.

The Tribe also includes Jonathan Muniz, Sam Granteed, Brandon Baker, Tyler Ocasio, Erin Eichfeld, Amanda Foote, Alexa Martino, Angel Berlane-Mulcahy, and Christina Graham

Tickets for Hair range from $15-

$20 and can be reserved by calling 570-868-8212 or by emailing GroveTickets@Frontier.com.

Next up on the Grove mainstage is their summer production of The Glass Menagerie opening August 22nd.