'Hair' comes Kauffman Center Feb. 5-10

HAIR: a celebration of peace and love!, this 2009 Tony Award-Winning Best Musical Revival directed by Diane Paulus, will play the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts for a limited engagement beginning February 5. Tickets for HAIR start at $28 and are available online at theaterleague.com, by calling 816-994-7228 or at Kauffman Center box office at 1601 Broadway. Groups of 15 or more call 1.866.31.GROUP.

With an iconic score including chart-topping hits such as “Let the Sun Shine In,” Aquarius,” “Hair” and “Good Morning Starshine,” HAIR energetically depicts the birth of a cultural movement in the ‘60s and ‘70s that changed America forever. The musical follows a group of charismatic, free-spirited young people who passionately preach a lifestyle of pacifism and free-love in a society riddled with intolerance and brutality during the Vietnam War. HAIR’s powerful message resonates as much today as it did 40 years ago when the show opened on Broadway.

This critically-acclaimed revival became a theatrical tour de force in its limited engagement in Central Park later moving to Broadway where it won the 2009 Tony Award for Best Musical Revival as well as the Drama Desk, Drama League, and Outer Critics Circle award for Outstanding Revival of a Musical. Directed by Diane Paulus, who also directed the Tony Award-winning revival of The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, and choreographed by Karole Armitage, HAIR features a book and lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado with music by Galt MacDermot.

“HAIR feels utterly of the moment in its power to move us. There’s nothing like it.” Bloomberg News enthused. Variety exclaimed, “If this explosive production doesn’t stir something in you, it may be time to check your pulse” and The Washington Post calls this production of HAIR, “Irresistible…the best version yet!”

This inspiring new production of HAIR, which features an exuberant finale where audiences are invited onstage to dance with the cast, has a level of inclusiveness that is rarely seen in musical theater. Executive producer, Daniel Sher, notes that, “We are excited for audiences across the country to take this journey with us. See for yourself, let your hair down and share the love!” Performance Schedule

Tuesday, February 5, 2013 - 7:30 pm Wednesday, February 6, 2013 - 7:30 pm Thursday, February 7, 2013 - 7:30 pm Friday, February 8, 2013 - 7:30 pm Saturday, February 9, 2013 – 2 and 7:30 pm Sunday, February 10, 2013 – 1 and 6:30 pm

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Please Note: Theater League and the Kauffman Center box office are the only official sources for tickets to HAIR. If you purchase tickets through another source, you may pay over-inflated prices, and your tickets will not be guaranteed.

HAIR is recommended for mature audiences. While many find this show suitable for young adults (13 and older), parental discretion is advised. There is a dimly lit 20-second scene with nudity that is non-sexual in nature.

The 2012-2013 Kansas City Broadway Series is welcomed by the Hotel Phillips. Additional show information can be found at www.HairOnTour.com.

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