Generation-Defining Hair Closes CMT Season | August 18th – 23
Flower power was in full force at the opening of Music Circus’ (CMT) performance of Hair. The excitement was visible to all who were circling the Wells Fargo Pavilion before curtain call, as 60’s era frocks clothed a good majority of show-goers. Peace signs, bellbottoms, anything tie-dye, and floral headbands created a ‘Sac Anime’ vibe but with a different demographic.
Set against the backdrop of the Vietnam era, Hair is said to be a generation-defining musical that introduced rock ‘n’ roll to Broadway. The groundbreaking show features music that automatically evokes the era including “Aquarius” and “Let the Sun Shine In.”
The actors portraying the group of late 1960’s youth who join a social revolution (also referred to as a ‘Haggle of Hippies’ by one of the older characters) were amazing. Their protest of the war as they dabble in illegal drugs, practice free love and grow out their hair maintained an importance balance of portraying a social revolution while also keeping the audience entertained and full of enjoyment.
One surprising scene that I wasn’t prepared for made for great office gossip the next morning. If you’ve seen the show you know what I’m talking about. I should have known by the Music Circus’ content guide that made me only want to see this performance even more!
Content Guide: NOT APPROPRIATE FOR CHILDREN. It takes place in a turbulent era in America’s history. It includes draft-age youth rebelling against society and, specifically, the Vietnam War; simulated drug use; brief nudity; profanity; questioning of religion; blatant sexual positioning; refusal of authority; racial stereotypes and slurs of the era; exploration of sexual orientation and identity.
Hair is running through Sunday, August 23rd. Tickets are still available and range from $40 to $83. Visit www.SacramentoMusicCircus.com for more information.