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Hair coming to Skokie Theater June 23 - July 30
2023-05-20

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Madkap Productions has announced the cast and creative team for the inaugural show of their 2023-24 season, the rock musical HAIR, with book and lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado, and music by Gail MacDermot.

The American musical that changed theatre forever, HAIR celebrates the sixties in all its barefoot, long-haired, bell-bottomed, beaded and fringed glory. To an infectiously energetic rock beat, the show wows audiences with songs like "Aquarius," "Good Morning, Starshine," "Hair," and "Let The Sunshine In." Exploring ideas of identity, community, global responsibility and peace, HAIR remains relevant as ever as it examines what it means to be a young person in a changing world.

The fourteen actor cast features Joey Chelius, Jack Chylinski, Jonah Cochin, Niki-Charisse Franco. Sam Hook, Ben Isabel, Justice Largin, Bridgett Martinez, Christian Moreno, Alexandria Neyhart, Julie Peterson, Chevy Dixon Saul, Hannah Silverman and Shraga D. Wasserman.

The show is directed by recent Joseph Jefferson award-winner Derek Van Barham (Sweeny Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street at Kokandy Productions) with Musical Direction by multiple Jeff award-winner Jeremy Ramey, Choreography by Brennan Urbi, and Intimacy Direction by Christa Retka. The production team includes Jeff award-winner Beth Laske-Miller (costume design), Pat Henderson (lighting design), Scott Richardson and Barry Norton (set design), and Christopher Cook (sound design). Miranda Coble is the Assistant Director. Wendy Kaplan and Wayne Mell produce for Madkap Productions.

HAIR performs from June 23 - July 30 and is the first production of a five show season which includes A CHORUS LINE (booky by James Kirkwood and Nicholas Dante, music by Marvin Hamlisch, lyrics by Edward Kleban), THE SISTERS ROSENSWEIG by Wendy Wasserstein, ON GOLDEN POND by Ernest Thompson, and THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME by Simon Stephens, based on the novel by Mark Haddon. Subscription packages and individual tickets are available at SkokieTheatre.org or by phone at 847-677-7761.


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