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  Hair at Pantages Theatre


Pantages Theatre
6233 Hollywood Blvd. Hollywood

The musical follows a group of hopeful, free-spirited young people who advocate a lifestyle of pacifism and free-love in a society riddled with intolerance and brutality during the Vietnam War. As they explore sexual identity, challenge racism, experiment with drugs and burn draft cards, the show resonates with an irresistible message of hope more than 40 years after it first opened on Broadway.

Thru - Jan 23, 2011

Price: $25-$90

Show Type: Musical

Box Office: 323-468-1770

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  Hair Reviews
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Los Angeles Times - Highly Recommended

"...Baby boomers just started turning 65, which means more and more ex-hippies will be added to the rolls of Social Security. But if you think time has rendered “Hair” old-fashioned, you need to check out Diane Paulus’ exhilarating revival, which opened Thursday at the Pantages Theatre."
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Charles McNulty

Backstage - Highly Recommended

"...The Tony-winning 2009 Broadway revival of the flower-child rock musical "Hair" lets the sunshine into the Pantages Theatre in a smashing national touring edition, making its West Coast debut. Nostalgia, dazzling psychedelic imagery, and vehement anti-war sentiments propel this revisit to the watershed American tuner that galvanized Broadway in 1968 when frothy old-fashioned confections like "Mame" dominated the popular fare."
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Les Spindle

Edge - Recommended

"...What remains of Hair, in this 2009 Tony-winning revival is its energy and sheer animal joy. It’s a ghost show, though. Designed to place the mores of 1960s Establishment culture on trial, Hair is a museum piece displaying the artifacts of a vanished world. Great stretches pass in what must be a fog for younger viewers. Timothy Leary? LSD? 3-5-0-0? Equinol? STP? The Waverly, Frank Mills - who, what? Even some of the fogeys in the audience were scratching our heads, experiencing senior moments trying to place all the once potent references."
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Trevor Thomas

Stage and Cinema - Somewhat Recommended

"...There are those who will find unadulterated jubilance watching Hair; those who will have fun but feel blasé; those who will be sad that the fire of 60’s idealism is cold; and those who will feel more apt to party than protest. As for me, I’d like to protest the stagnant and disillusioned cultural dark ages we live in wherein the Best that Broadway has to offer on tour is a pleasant trip down memory lane, like looking at a faded photograph in a museum. When one theatergoer commented that Hair was “delightful,” I thought, “It’s gone, kids, gone.”"
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Tony Frankel - Recommended

"...All the songs from this production rock, but by far the one with greatest staying power is “Aquarius,” which opens the musical in the right frame of mind, propping up high-minded ideals like “harmony and understanding, sympathy and trust abounding.”  The rock version of “Aquarius” flows much better, but more importantly, it truly involves every single member of the cast, who also go around the entire building, treating everyone like they are part of the show.  Perhaps it’s this concern with every person in the audience, every person in the cast that makes the whole production seem bigger than any individual, and lets us feel “invisible” in the middle of all that music created."
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Ray Luo - Recommended

"...Hair tells the story of the “Tribe,” a group of hippies rebelling against the “Establishment,” living unconventional lives in New York City, believing in free love, rebelling against the war, the draft (Vietnam War time) and society in general. It is classic nostalgia for the Baby Boomers, reminiscent of the hippie culture and lifestyle that challenged the values and ethics of the older generation. It brings back memories of Woodstock and its famous musicians of the times: Jimi Hendrix, Joni Mitchell and Joe Cocker to name a few."
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Carol Kaufman Segal

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