Wild Party's Barre to Direct CRT's Hair; Casting Announced

News   Wild Party's Barre to Direct CRT's Hair; Casting Announced
Gabriel Barre, who directed Andrew Lippa's The Wild Party Off-Broadway, will direct the Connecticut Repertory Theatre's upcoming production of the classic sixties musical Hair.
Fabio Monteiro embraces Christina Sanchez in Hair
Fabio Monteiro embraces Christina Sanchez in Hair Photo by Gerry Goodstein

Featuring choreography by Mark Dendy and musical direction by Ken Clark, the production will play the Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre on the Storrs campus April 23-May 2. The cast will be led by Equity actors Stephanie Umoh as Sheila and Fabio Monteiro as Berger with graduate acting student Brian Patrick Williams as Claude.

The ensemble cast will also feature MFA actors Brooks Brantly, Kevin Coubal, Caroline Gombe, Ryan Guess, Christina Sanchez, Philip AJ Smithey, and Robert Thompson, Jr.; BFA actors Grace Alpert, Ali Barton, Carolyn Cumming, Brittany Green, Jordan Jones, Zak Kamin, Arron Lloyd, Dan O'Brien, Meghan O’Leary, Rebecca Ricker-Gilber, Rachel Rosado, Dan Seigerman, Brittaney Talbot, Noah Weintraub and Catherine Yudain; as well as faculty member Bob McDonald as Older Berger.

The design team includes Jenny Corcoran, scenic designer; Brad Seymour, lighting designer; Lucy Brown, costume designer; and Wilson Tennermann, sound designer. The production will also feature puppetry by Tom Getchell and movement by Greg Webster. Brittany Hart is the dramturg.

Featuring book and lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado and music by Galt MacDermot, song titles include "Aquarius," "Donna," "Hashish," "Sodomy," "Colored Spade," "Manchester, England," "I'm Black," "Ain't Got No," "I Believe in Love," "Air," "I Got Life," "Hair," "Easy to Be Hard," "Frank Mills," "Hare Krishna," "Where Do I Go," "Electric Blues," "Black Boys," "White Boys," "Walking in Space," "What a Piece of Work Is Man," "How Dare They Try," "Good Morning Starshine," "The Flesh Failures" and "Let the Sun Shine In."

The Broadway revival of Hair plays the Hirschfeld Theatre.

For tickets and more information call (860) 486-4226 or visit www.crt.uconn.edu.

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