Broadway’s Original Rock Musical: “Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical” comes to JJC in March

Get ready to grab a tie-dye shirt, bell-bottoms and high platform shoes as the Joliet Junior College Fine Arts Department presents the iconic 1960s rock musical “Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical” on March 2, 3 and 4 at 7:30 p.m.; and March 4 and 5 at 2 p.m. in the JJC Fine Arts Theatre, located on the Main Campus, 1215 Houbolt Road in Joliet. The public is invited to attend.

“Hair” puts rock music and the culture that went with it on the theatrical stage. The musical examines a group of 60s-era youth navigating generational and personal identity, the Vietnam War, drugs and the sexual revolution. This Tony-nominated and Grammy-winning musical features memorable songs such as “Aquarius” and “Good Morning Starshine.”

Written by Gerome Ragni and James Rado, with music by Galt MacDermot, this production is directed by Nicki Blowers with music direction by Debra Miller and choreography by Jeni Donahue of Joliet. The production is stage managed by Abigail Cash of Morris and is assisted by Paul Zavala of Joliet and Megan Coleman of Shorewood. The scenic designer is Tim Tholl of Lockport. The light designer is Julie Giampaolo of New Lenox.

The cast includes: Max Hillman, Brandon Davidson and Christopher Dodge of Joliet; Austin Wayne, Melanie Morris and Sara Barbour of Wilmington; Trent Zelko of Morris; Angel Diaz of Chicago; Courtney Hurdle of Romeoville;  Donnie and Cris Moreno of Bolingbrook; Grace Cooney and Jacob McGee of Plainfield; Elizabeth Cronin of Custer Park; Ashley Lopez of Oswego; Hope Taylor of Channahon; Bobby Smith of Shorewood; Thomas Erhardt and Cameron Nau of Manhattan; Kailey Norton of Utica; and Joshua Wilson of Evanston.

Ticket prices are $8 for the public, $5 for senior citizens and $3 for students. To purchase tickets for any show, call the box office at 815-280-2200.

Note: This show contains adult content including mature language, sexual content, violence and simulated drug use.

For more information about the JJC Fine Arts Department, visit www.jjc.edu/info/fine-arts or call 815-280-2223.

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