ATC artistic director David Ira Goldstein stages the production, which officially opened Dec. 5. Following its Tucson run, the Hair tribe will move to the Herberger Theater Center in Phoenix, AZ, playing Dec. 31, 2008-Jan. 18, 2009. The Arizona Theatre Company cast features ATC veteran Kyle Harris as Claude, Joey Calveri (We Will Rock You Las Vegas) as Berger, Rashidra Scott (Avenue Q) as Dionne, Michael Buchanan (Cry-Baby) as Woof, Lauren Lebowitz (NYMF's To Paint the Earth) as Jeanie, Sal Sabella (The Phantom of the Opera) as Dad/Margaret Mead, Erica Sweany (Cats) as Crissy, Morgan James as Sheila and Kyle Taylor Parker as Hud.
Tribe members also include Meghan Murphy, Alexis Sims, Jake Wilson, Matt DeAngelis, Eric Anthony, Miles A. Johnson, Melvin Bell III, Stefanie Brown, Tamika Lawrence, Jacqueline Rez, Rebecca Spigelman and Stephen Turner.
Written by Gerome Ragni and James Rado with music by Galt MacDermot, the Arizona Theatre Company production of Hair has choreography by Patricia Wilcox and musical direction by Christopher McGovern.
Press notes for the Arizona production state, "Hair tells the story of a tribe of young hippies struggling to express themselves and change the world. When Claude receives his draft notice, their innocence and optimism comes face to face with the realities of war."
Hair has a design team that comprises John Ezell (scenic design), Kish Finnegan (costume design), Michael Gilliam (lighting design) and Abe Jacob (sound design).
Tucson performances take place at the Temple of Music and Art (330 S. Scott Avenue); call the box office at (520) 622-2823. Phoenix performances take place at the Herberger Theater Center (222 E. Monroe Street); call the box office at (602) 256-6995.
Visit www.arizonatheatre.org for more information.