Due to popular demand, The Old Globe has extended the American tribal love-rock musical Hair. Helmed by Resident Artist James Vásquez (The Old Globe’s American Mariachi and Tiny Beautiful Things), the award-winning musical features book and lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado and music by Galt MacDermot. Performances play now through October 3, 2021 at The Old Globe’s outdoor venue, the Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. Tickets for the extension are now on sale at www.TheOldGlobe.org.
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 Ebanks as 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. The cast of 16 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.” Swings for Hair include Nicolette Burton and Kevin Hafso Koppman.
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.
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. Hair later 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.
Hair will play in the Lowell Davies Festival Theatre at The Old Globe in San Diego’s Balboa Park (1363 Old Globe Way). Performances play through October 3, 2021, with the official opening on Sunday, August 15 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets for the extension performances are now on sale. Tickets will be available online at http://www.TheOldGlobe.org or by phone at (619) 23-GLOBE (234-5623). Regular tickets prices start at $37.00. Hair is for mature audiences and contains brief nudity. For a full performance schedule and additional information about Hair, visit www.TheOldGlobe.org.
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 Murder, Bright 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.