In a major coup for musical theatre lovers on the Central Coast, The Art House, Wyong, has announced that the brand new Australian production of HAIR, starring, Hugh Sheridan and Paulini, is coming to the venue in September.
The all-star musical celebrates 60’s counterculture in all its barefoot, long-haired, radical glory with an infectious, energetic rock beat
The show features a Grammy Award winning score including the hit songs Aquarius, Good Morning Starshine, Hair, I Got Life and Let The Sun Shine.
As part of an exclusive six venue only tour, Central Coast audiences will be able to watch the show at The Art House before it opens to the masses at Sydney Opera House in October.
HAIR is set during a turbulent, anarchic and exciting time in which people were losing faith in the establishment, austerity measures and the Vietnam War.
“Hippie counterculture, experimentation and free-love eschewed conformity and the world collectively let its hair down,” explains The Art House’s Box Officer Manager, Emily Miler.
“Today, amidst global turmoil, issues like human rights, the environment, freedom of religion, race and gender equality continue to dominate dinner party and water cooler discussions across the country, and now on social media.
“HAIR’s themes of identity, community, global responsibility and peace, continue to resonate, getting to the heart of what it means to be a young person in a changing world,” she said.
Leading the cast is four time Logie award winning TV and theatre star, Hugh Sheridan, in the role of Berger, as well as musical theatre performer and Australian Idol star, Paulini, in the role of Dionne, with more cast members to be announced.
This is the second major musical The Art House has presented in 2019, the first being the all-star musical In The Heights, which premiered at the barely three-year-old theatre before taking on the Concert Hall at Sydney Opera House.
The Art House’s Executive Director, Anne-Marie Heath, said: “We are so excited to bring this 50th anniversary production of HAIR to Wyong.
“With world class performers and some of Australia’s finest creatives, it is going to be an amazing show worthy of any capital city in the country.
“We really feel strongly, and it comes through in everything we do, that the Central Coast should experience the best that live theatre can bring, and that the Coast’s audiences deserve the same quality in production as major cities,” Heath added.
The Art House will host four performances of HAIR from September 19-21.
Media release, May 7
Emily Miller, The Art House, Wyong