The Moorpark College Theatre Arts Department is pleased to announce a very special presentation of “The Tribal Rock-Musical, HAIR” to be performed on the Moorpark College campus from March 2nd to March 12th on the main stage of the Performing Arts Center. Join us as we celebrate the 50th Anniversaries of both “HAIR” and Moorpark College. Journey back to the “Summer of Love” and see Moorpark College just as our first students experienced it when our doors opened in 1967.
In the age of Aquarius, a time of harmony and understanding, “HAIR,” puts rock music and the counter-culture that went with it on stage. In our new age of protest and political engagement, “HAIR” offers historical perspective to some of the hottest issues of today and insights into non-violent social action. The show acts as a bridge between generations and viewpoints. Phenomenal musical numbers include Aquarius, Good Morning Starshine, I Believe in Love, Hair, I Got Life, What a Piece of Work Is Man and Easy to be Hard. This show has vitality, a timelessness and a meaning that outlives the late 1960’s in America while speaking to the audiences of today.
“Of course the big question that everyone asks about “HAIR” is ‘Are you going to do the nudity?’,” said John Loprieno, Theatre Arts Department Chair and Director, “My immediate response is that the question of nudity is only the tip of the iceberg! This show is jammed packed with hotly contested social and political commentary and, given some of the civic engagement happening around the country today; ‘HAIR’ is particularly relevant. Our students have been participating in some of the protests in both Los Angeles and Ventura counties. As part of our preparation, we would have them share the chants and call-outs that they experienced at the protests. After 50 years, some of the issues of concern are still part of the American consciousness and at the heart of the debate on our national identity. I hope every young person on our campus and community comes to see this highly entertaining and yet powerful and thought provoking production.”
“HAIR” will run March 2nd through March 12th with evening performance from Thursday to Saturday @ 8:00pm and Sunday matinees @ 2:00pm on the main stage theatre at Moorpark College. American Sign Language (ASL) interpreted performances Sunday, March 5th @ 2:00pm and Friday, March 10th @ 8:00pm. Tickets may be purchased through the Moorpark College Performing Arts Center Box Office at (805) 378-1485 or online at www.moorparkcollege.edu/pac. Moorpark College is located at 7075 Campus Road in Moorpark, 93021.