Jordan Dobson, Olivia Puckett, Mason Reeves Star in Signature Theatre Hair Beginning April 16 | Playbill

Regional News Jordan Dobson, Olivia Puckett, Mason Reeves Star in Signature Theatre Hair Beginning April 16

Matthew Gardiner is directing the '60s rock musical at the D.C.-area theatre.

Jordan Dobson, Olivia Puckett, and Mason Reeves

Signature Theatre's production of '60s rock musical Hair begins performances at the D.C.-area company's MAX Theatre April 16. Directed by Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner, the run will continue through July 7.

Jordan Dobson (HadestownBad Cinderella) leads the company as Claude with Olivia Puckett (Dear Evan Hansen) as Sheila and Mason Reeves (Frozen) as Berger. Also in the cast are Savannah Blackwell as Lorrie, Patrick Leonardo Casimir as Walter, Alex De Bard as Emmaretta, Jamie Goodson as Suzannah and Mother, Caroline Graham as Crissy, Noah Israel as Woof, Amanda Lee as Dionne, Keenan McCarter as Steve and Father, Nolan Montgomery as Jonathan and Margaret Mead, Nora Palka as Jeanie, Solomon Parker III as Hud, and Gregory Twomey as Paul and Hubert. Garvey X. Dobbins, Lily Gilan James, Nia-Aiyana Meeks, and Ethan Turbyfill round out the company as swings.

Gardiner's creative team includes choreographer Ashleigh King, music director Angie Benson, scenic designer Paige Hathaway, costume designer Kathleen Geldard, lighting designer Jason Lyons, sound designer Eric Norris, video designer Patrick W. Lord, and wig designer Anne Nesmith. Chelsea Pace is Signature's resident intimacy consultant and choreographer, and Casey Kaleba is fight director. Sinai Tabak is orchestrating, with casting by Jorge Acevedo. New York casting is by Whitley Theatrical. Kerry Epstein is production stage manager with Julia Singer as assistant stage manager.

The show, about a group of long-haired bohemians on the cusp of adulthood who champion freedom, pacifism, and joy, features a book and lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado and music by Galt MacDermot. The iconic show, among the first true rock musicals, includes such favorites as "Aquarius," "Let the Sunshine In," and "Good Morning, Starshine."

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