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Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011

Tonight @ Marcus Center, 7:30 p.m.

One of the earliest rock musicals, James Rado, Gerome Ragni and Galt MacDermot’s 1967 counter-cultural celebration Hair remains one of the most popular. Set to songs like “Aquarius” and “Let the Sun Shine In,” the story follows...
07.17.2010 | | Posted at 09:05 AM

Sunset Playhouses HAIR

By Russ Bickerstaff
I think (I hope) I managed to do a pretty good job of writing a balanced review of Sunset Playhouse's�Hair for next week�s issue of the Shepherd. This in spite of the fact that I honestly don�t like the musical . . . but as easy as it is to dismiss a glossy, commercial Broadway adaptation of a raw, experimental culture late �60�s counter-culture, one has to respect the difficulty of the dichot...
06.29.2010 | | Posted at 07:30 AM

Two Musicals in Two Suburbs In Two Weeks

By Russ Bickerstaff
July 16th: A production of Hair opens at the Sunset Playhouse In Elm Grove. July 22nd: A production of Hairspray opens with Greendale Community Theatre in uhh . . Greendale

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04.22.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
The generational dynamics for a current college production of Hair are particularly odd for someone my age. There’s something distinctly strange about seeing people at least a decade younger than me playing characters from my parents’ generation at a time when they were probably less mature than I seem to think I am now. It’s kind of disorienting, but you get used to it. Opening night of ...