Musicals have always brought impossible dreams to life on stage, from cats that can talk to humans who can sing in public without feeling weird. Escape from reality with this GrouponLive deal to see Hair: The Musical at Hamilton Place Theatre on Thursday, February 28, at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Choose from the following seating options:
- For $27, you get one G-Pass for rear second-balcony seating (up to a $53.25 value, including all fees).
- For $30, you get one G-Pass for front second-balcony seating (up to a $58.25 value, including all fees).
- For $32, you get one G-Pass for rear first-balcony seating (up to a $63.25 value).
Because the ticket is a G-Pass, Groupon customers can use it to enter the venue directly; they will not need to redeem their Groupon at will call.
“It was a show about now when we did it,” said Hair co-creator James Rado in 2008. “Now it’s a show about then—but it’s still about now.” Although initially performed in 1967, the rock musical’s universal themes of individuality, experimentation, and acceptance in the face of oppression are just as resonant today, so much that it won the 2009 Tony for Best Revival (Musical). Hair follows a group of free spirits known as “The Tribe,” a diverse clan of young Americans on a quest for peace, love, and car keys amid the turbulent 1960s and the looming draft of the Vietnam War. Upon its inception, the show stirred up controversy for its portrayal of integration and free love, particularly the harmonious nude scene at the end of Act 1. But it has since gone on to be praised for these very things, and the national tour brings the positive message of the Broadway revival to audiences throughout the country.
Hair’s loosely threaded story spins and dazzles like a kaleidoscope, establishing a communal bond with the audience through generation-defining songs backed by a live band onstage. “Aquarius” delivers astrological predictions with acid rock and twinkling strings before the show’s title track revels in unkempt freedom and its connection to nature. “A nest for birds, there ain’t no words for the beauty, the splendour, the wonder of my hair,” sing the performers, who thrash and sway through freewheeling choreography that Ben Brantley of the New York Times lauded for looking “as if it’s being invented on the spot.” Following each performance, the show concludes with a nightly onstage dance party to celebrate life and the architectural achievements of the proscenium thrust.
Hair is suggested for a mature audience due to nudity and parental discretion is advised.
Hamilton Place Theatre
Winner of the 2012 Hamilton Music Awards’ Theatre of the Year, Hamilton Place Theatre continues to dazzle audience members with its lineup of concerts and theatrical performances. Famed throats such as Leonard Cohen and Sarah McLachlan have wrapped their vocals around the entertainment centre’s lauded acoustics, and productions in the form of Evita and The Color Purple have graced the same stage as The Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra.
Due to security restrictions, G-Passes must be printed out and presented in person at the event. They cannot be redeemed through Groupon's mobile app.