Starting tonight, you can join the tribe of the Age of Aquarius and celebrate the ’60s counterculture in all its barefoot, long-haired, bell-bottomed, beaded and fringed glory at the Roxy Regional Theater at the corner of Franklin and First in downtown Clarksville.
“Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical” opens at the Roxy at 8 tonight.
In keeping with the theater’s traditional pay-what-you-can opening night, all tickets not pre-sold at the regular price will be on sale at 7:30 tonight for a $5 minimum donation.
According to the Roxy press release, “Hair” was the first rock musical to hit Broadway.
In it, a group of hippie youths search for meaning amid the Civil Rights movement, protests against the Vietnam War, drug experimentation and the sexual revolution and it’s all set to the infectiously energetic rock beat of such songs as “Aquarius,” “Good Morning, Starshine,” “Hair,” “I Got Life” and “Let The Sun Shine.”
Exploring ideas of identity, community, global responsibility and peace, this groundbreaking 1968 tribal love rock musical remains relevant as it examines what it means to be a young person in a changing world.
“Hair” is intended for mature audiences only, as it contains adult language, sexual situations, and brief and implied nudity.
The production also uses pulsating lighting effects.
Performances will run through June 29 at 7 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays and at 8 p.m. Saturdays. There will also be a 2 p.m. matinee June 22.
Tickets are $25 and may be reserved online at www.roxyregionaltheatre.org, by phone at 931-645-7699, or at the theater during regular box office hours, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays as well as an hour prior to curtain.