The Theatre and Dance Department at Gustavus Adolphus College is proud to present Hair, the American tribal love-rock musical with book and lyrics by James Rando and Gerome Ragni with music by Galt MacDermot. Directed by Amy Seham, Hair will be performed in the Anderson Theatre Feburary 21, 22, 28 and March 1 at 8:00 p.m. with matinee performances on February 23 and March 2 at 2:00 p.m.
First produced in 1968, this iconoclastic anti-war musical is now a classic bursting with unforgettable songs. Since the ‘60’s, the Fifth Dimension crooned Aquarius, Three Dog Night rocked Easy to be Hard, and the Muppets did their own thing with Good Morning Starshine! In this production, Gustavus students will bring their own idealism and energy to the stage in this fresh production.
Brian Evans, ’07, returns to Anderson Theatre as an alumni guest artist in the 2014 production of Hair. Since graduating from Gustavus Adolphus College, Brian has enjoyed a breadth of experience ranging from feature film acting to dancing with Stuart Pimsler Dance & Theater, to summers performing as a singer/dancer to community engagement opportunities from teaching at the Saint Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists and Young Dance to the medical field. He has worked with over 30 directors/choreographers on more then 100 pieces and earned critical acclaim as the 2009 Star Tribune A|E Highlight Top Five Dance Event and the 2010 Sage award by a panel of his peers for Outstanding Performer.
Hair features an Artistic Team including Choreographer Renee Guittar (Alum 2012), Music Director Michael Asmus (Alum 2013), Scenic Designer John Olive, Sound Designer senior theatre major Anna Michel, Costume Designer senior theatre honors major Jessica Van Kempen, Costume Adviser and Shop Manager Larissa McConnell, and Lighting Designer and Technical Director Terena Wilkens. The Production Team of Hair features seventy-eight different positions from assistant stage managing, to wardrobe crew, to dramaturg, to scenic and lighting technicians.
Tickets for this exciting production are available online at gustavustickets.com, or by calling the Gustavus Ticket Center at (507) 933-7590, or in person at the Campus Activities desk in the lower level of Jackson Campus Center. Tickets are $9 for adults and $6 for seniors and non-Gustavus students. Gustavus students and staff are eligible for one complimentary ticket. Tickets not purchased in advance may be purchased at the Anderson Theatre Box Office beginning one hour prior to curtain.
- Al Behrends