If you wore “sloppy” peasant dresses and bellbottoms that are now considered “vintage,” you can probably relate to the Broadway musical “Hair.”
“Hair” – which made its off-Broadway debut in 1967 – is now playing at the Bob Carr through June 26. It’s set in the ‘60s and ‘70s, depicting the birth of a cultural movement that changed this country forever. the musical follows a group of hopeful, free-spirited young people who crave a lifestyle of pacifism and free-love in a society saturated with intolerance during the Vietnam War. the “tribe” explores sexual identity, challenges racism, experiments with drugs and burns draft cards.
There’s a particular scene at the end of Act 1 that audiences are talking about the most.
“We all take off our clothes and we stand together and we sing “Freedom,” said Christine Nolan, who’s part of the “tribe.” she adds, smiling, “It’s a great, great part of the show.”
Sure, when you have abs of steel and a gym-bunny body, you’d be pretty proud to show off what you’ve got. But I realized I was being quite shallow even thinking, ‘So Christine, what is going through your mind standing up there without your clothes on?’
“I’m not thinking specifically of what their ideas of me [are]. I try to think about changing – changing the world,” Nolan said.
Nolan wasn’t born during the era she has now immersed herself into. she says that this role has empowered her. Audiences, too, get that same energy, she says, especially when the actors are interacting with them.
“When other kids get [up on stage] and they’re smiling and crying and dancing their faces off – it’s really fun,” Nolan said.
Check out our WEB EXCLUSIVE video attached to this page. We put together clips of three songs (which you’ll probably be able to sing along to!) as performed by the Broadway touring cast.
“Hair” plays Tuesday, June 21 through Sunday, June 26 with evening performances at 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. There’s a Saturday matinee at 2 p.m., a Sunday matinee at 1 p.m., and a Sunday evening performance at 6:30 p.m.
Meanwhile, a few months ago, we found out just what it takes to put together a show at the Bob Carr. As you can imagine, unloading wardrobe, props, boxes, wires, sound equipment, etc. from a bunch of huge trucks at every city of the tour – is nuts. We got backstage during “Wicked” and “Shrek.” Check out our extended reports on Ch. 300, Central Florida on Demand. Click AROUND TOWN and then scroll to LOCAL EVENTS or EXTRAS.
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