Posted by: Drew | July 16, 2008

Tickets on Sale Now! HAIR in Asbury Park Aug 15th – 31st 2008

Tickets on Sale Now!

HAIR

The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical At the CAROUSEL on the Boardwalk in Asbury Par, Andy Goldberg (The Bomb-itty of Errors) Directs

Asbury Park, NJ – The newly restored historic Carousel House on the Boardwalk in Asbury Park comes alive again with the American Tribal Love-Rock Musical, HAIR.  David Leidholdt, one of the producing artistic directors reminds us “The ReVision Theatre is known for its ‘not-what you-expect’ productions and our HAIR will do the same.  While at the same time it promises to retain all the vibrancy, excitement, and immediacy that made the original Broadway production a hit.  This will be the first time that the Carousel Building will be utilized since its restoration and we will use its unique characteristics to the fullest.  Our plans include creating a very unconventional performance space that will envelop the audience.”  The cast will include professionals from both New York and the local area. “This will be an event not to be missed,” adds Mr. Leidholdt.

Tickets on sale now! Performances begin Friday, August 15 and runs through August 31 (Thursdays (8:00 pm), Fridays (8:00 pm), 2 show Saturdays (7:00 pm & 10:30 pm), and Sunday (7:00 pm)). Tickets are available online now at www.ReVisionTheatre.org or by calling 732-455-3059. All tickets are $35.00.  Seating is limited.

Hair, The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical is a rock musical with book and lyrics by James Rado and Gerome Ragni and music by Galt MacDermot. A product of the hippie counter-culture and sexual revolution of the 1960s, several of its songs became anthems of the anti-Vietnam War peace movement which include: Aquarius,” the title song “Hair,” “Easy To Be Hard,” “Good Morning Starshine,” and “Let The Sunshine In”. The musical’s profanity, its depiction of the use of illegal drugs, its treatment of sexuality, its irreverence for the American flag, and its nude scene caused much comment and controversy.  The musical broke new ground in musical theatre by defining the genre of the “rock musical”, utilizing a racially-integrated cast and inviting the audience onstage for a “Be-in” finale.

Hair tells the story of the “tribe”, a group of politically active, long-haired “Hippies of the Age of Aquarius” fighting against conscription to the Vietnam War and living a bohemian life together in New York City. They struggle to balance their young lives, loves and the sexual revolution with their pacifist rebellion against the war and the conservative impulses of their parents and society.

After an Off-Broadway debut in October 1967 at Joseph Papp’s Public Theater and another run in a midtown discothèque space, the show opened on Broadway in April 1968 and ran for 1,750 performances, followed by a successful London production, which ran for 1,997 performances. Numerous productions have been staged around the world since then, and numerous recordings of the musical have been released.  Several of the songs from its score became Top 40 hits, and a successful movie adaptation was released in 1979.

The Revision Theatre’s production will be directed by Andy Goldberg. Mr. Goldberg’s credits include the critically acclaimed The Bomb-itty of Errors (Off-Broadway), Love Sucks (NYMF), Nerds (NYMF), and Romeo and Juliet (American Stage).  Russ Schramm (Scenic Designer), Dawn von Suskil (Associate Scenic Designer), and George Hansel (Lighting Designer) round out the creative team.

ReVision Theatre is a non-profit 501(c)3 professional regional theatre company dedicated to producing invigorating theatre with a fresh new perspective reaching the diverse community of Asbury Park and Monmouth County. ReVision Theatre produces reinventions of previously produced classics, overlooked or forgotten work in a new way, and new work with a fresh voice. The company serves as a home for local artists and writers. ReVision Theatre also believes in the importance of theatre education and teaches children and adult theatre classes. ReVision Theatre produces readings, workshops, cabarets, concerts, and mainstage productions.

Visit www.RevisionTheatre.org or call 732-455-3059 for tickets or for more information.

CONTACT: Stephen Bishop Seely

Stephen@ReVisionTheatre.org 732-455-3059

Fast Facts:

Who:                ReVision Theatre

David E. Leidholdt, Thomas Morrissey, and Stephen Bishop Seely

Producing Artistic Directors

PO BOX 973

Asbury Park, New Jersey 07712

What:               HAIR, The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical

Book and Lyrics by James Rado and Gerome Ragni

Music by Galt MacDermot.

Directed by Andy Goldberg

Scenic Design by Russ Schramm

Associate Scenic Design by Dawn von Suskil

Lighting Design by George Hansel

Where:             The Carousel on the Boardwalk in Asbury Park, NJ

700 Ocean Avenue at Asbury Avenue

Asbury Park, New Jersey 07712

When:              Opens Friday, August 15

Thru Sunday, August 31

Performances Thursdays & Fridays at 8pm

Saturdays at 7 & 10:30pm

Sundays at 7pm

How:                All tickets are $35.

Buy tickets online at www.ReVisionTheatre.org

Or call 732-455-3059.

Limited seating is available.

Contains Nudity & Strong Language

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