Jaygee Macapugay, Alex Joseph Grayson, Tyler Hardwick, Storm Lever, Angel Lozada, Andrew Polec, Bailey Day Sonner, Nyla Sostre and More in The Old Globe’s Production of HAIR; Free Tickets Earmarked for San Diego Health Care Workers

The Old Globe is recognizing San Diego health care workers for their service and dedication throughout the COVID-19 pandemic with tickets to its production of the legendary love-rock musical Hair. The Globe will offer a limited number of free tickets to health care workers for every performance of the show during its run from August 10 to September 26.

The cast of HAIR. Photo by Jim Cox

“The Old Globe’s gift of complimentary tickets for Hair is intended to provide, in some small way, a token of appreciation for the hardships, sacrifices, and tireless hours of service that our San Diego health care workers gave and continue to give to our community during COVID-19,” said Audrey S. Geisel Managing Director Timothy J. Shields. “We hope that our health care workers will enjoy an evening of entertainment under the stars in The Old Globe’s fabled outdoor Lowell Davies Festival Theatre.”

The Old Globe is proud to present the American tribal love-rock musical Hair, which marks the Globe’s first full-scale production in the 17 months since the inception of the pandemic. Resident Artist James Vásquez (The Old Globe’s American Mariachi and Tiny Beautiful Things) directs a cast of 16, which will perform iconic hits from the Grammy Award-winning musical such as “Let the Sunshine In,” “Aquarius,” “Good Morning Starshine,” and the exuberant title song, “Hair.” The crowd-pleasing musical features book and lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado and music by Galt MacDermot.

In addition to Vásquez, the creative team for the Globe’s production of Hair includes choreography by Mayte Natalio, scenic design by Tim Mackabee, costume design by Resident Artist David Israel Reynoso, lighting design by Amanda Zieve, sound design by Ken Travis, music direction by Angela Steiner, additional arrangements by Sinai Tabak, casting by Howie Cherpakov, CSA, and production stage management by Moira Gleason.

Hair features Alex Joseph Grayson as Hud, Tyler Hardwick as Claude, Storm Lever as Sheila, Angel Lozada as Woof, Jaygee Macapugay as Jeanie, Andrew Polec as Berger, Bailey Day Sonner as Crissy, Nyla Sostre as Dionne, Leo Ebanksas Ensemble, Luke H. Jacobs as Ensemble, Patricia Jewel as Ensemble, Delaney Love as Ensemble, Alfie Parker, Jr. as Ensemble, Christopher M. Ramirez as Ensemble, Bethany Slomka as Ensemble, and Justine Vasquez as Ensemble. 

Left to Right: Nyla Sostre, Andrew Polec, Tyler Hardwick and Jaygee Macapugay. Photo by Jim Cox

The nearly 55-year-old musical originally premiered on October 17, 1967 at Off Broadway’s The Public Theater and had a subsequent run at the Cheetah nightclub from December 1967 through January 1968. Hairlater moved to Broadway’s Biltmore Theatre and opened on April 29, 1968. A Broadway revival opened on March 31, 2009 at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre and received the 2009 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical.

Limited free tickets for San Diego health care workers are available for every performance of Hair and are first-come, first-served. Health care workers may reserve one pair of tickets to Hair by phone at (619) 23-GLOBE (234-5623); in-person at The Old Globe Box Office, 12:00 noon – 6:00 p.m., Tuesday – Sunday; or online at www.TheOldGlobe.org/healthcareworkers. Tickets may be reserved until 48 hours prior to the showtime of the performance date, while supplies last. A hospital/health care ID must be presented to the Box Office when picking up tickets. For more information on The Old Globe’s complimentary tickets to Hair for San Diego health care workers, please visit www.TheOldGlobe.org/healthcareworkers.

Hair will play in the Lowell Davies Festival Theatre at The Old Globe in San Diego’s Balboa Park (1363 Old Globe Way). Performances for the seven-week limited engagement run August 10 – September 26, with the official press opening on Sunday, August 15 at 8:00 p.m. The performance schedule is Tuesday – Sunday nights at 8:00 p.m. from August 10 to 29; Tuesday – Saturday nights at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday at 7:00 p.m. from August 31 to September 5; and Tuesday, Wednesday, and Sunday nights at 7:00 p.m. and Thursday – Saturday nights at 8:00 p.m. from September 7 to 26. Schedule note: There will be no performance on Saturday, September 25 at 8:00 p.m.

For additional information about Hair, visit www.TheOldGlobe.org

Hair is supported by production sponsors Terry Atkinson and Kathy Taylor, Nikki and Ben Clay, Karen and Donald Cohn, Elaine and Dave Darwin, Silvija and Brian Devine, Pamela Farr and Buford Alexander, Hal and Pam Fuson, Paula and Brian Powers, The Conrad Prebys Foundation, Jean and Gary Shekhter, United, Pamela Wagner and Hans Tegebo, and Vicki and Carl Zeiger, as well as artist sponsors California Bank & Trust and Viasat.

Financial support for The Old Globe is provided by The City of San Diego.

The Theodor and Audrey Geisel Fund provides leadership support for The Old Globe’s year-round activities.

The Tony Award–winning The Old Globe is one of the country’s leading professional not-for-profit regional theatres. Now in its 87th year, the Globe is San Diego’s flagship performing arts institution, and it serves a vibrant community with theatre as a public good. Under the leadership of Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein and the Audrey S. Geisel Managing Director Timothy J. Shields, The Old Globe produces a year-round season of 16 productions of classic, contemporary, and new works on its three Balboa Park stages, including its internationally renowned Shakespeare Festival. More than 250,000 people annually attend Globe productions and participate in the theatre’s artistic and arts engagement programs. Its nationally prominent Arts Engagement Department provides an array of participatory programs that make theatre matter to more people in neighborhoods throughout the region. Humanities programs at the Globe and around the city broaden the community’s understanding of theatre art in all its forms. The Globe also boasts a range of new play development programs with professional and community-based writers, as well as the renowned The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program. Numerous world premieres—such as 2014 Tony Award winner for Best Musical A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and MurderBright Star, The Full Monty,Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, and Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas!—have been developed at The Old Globe and have gone on to highly successful runs on Broadway and at regional theatres across the country.

Jaygee Macapugay, Garth Kravits and Paulo K Tirol on the set of THE LANGUAGE LESSON 

Lia Chang

Lia Chang is an actor, a multi-media content producer, an Award winning filmmaker and co-founder of Bev’s Girl Films, making films that foster inclusion and diversity on both sides of the camera. Bev’s Girl Films’ debut short film, Hide and Seek was a top ten film in the Asian American Film Lab’s 2015 72 Hour Shootout Filmmaking Competition, and she received a Best Actress nomination. Her short film, When the World Was Young, written and directed by Garth Kravits, recently garnered a 2021 DisOrient Film Audience Choice Award for Best Short Narrative. Lia has appeared in the films Wolf, New Jack City, A Kiss Before Dying, King of New York, Big Trouble in Little China, The Last Dragon, Taxman. She stars in and served as Executive Producer for the short independent films Hide and Seek, Balancing Act, Rom-Com Gone Wrong, Belongingness and When the World was Young. She is also the Executive Producer for The Cactus, The Language Lesson, The Writer and Cream and 2 Shugahs. BGF collaborates with and produces multi-media content for artists, actors, designers, theatrical productions, composers, musicians and corporations.

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