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Repertory Philippines Stages Rock Musical 'Hair' As Its Grand Finale to 2017

With book and lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado, and music by Galt MacDermot, Hair will bring you back to the swinging ’60s.
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The first-ever rock musical to be shown on Broadway, Hair is Repertory Philippines’ grand musical finale to its 2017 season. Set in the turbulent '60s, Claude, an Oklahoma farm boy, finds himself joining a tribe of Central Park hippies protesting over the Vietnam War. Fighting for love, peace, and liberty, Hair’s “Aquarius,” “Easy to be Heard,” and “Let Sunshine In” later became anthems of the anti-Vietnam War movement.

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Posted by Repertory Philippines on Monday, October 23, 2017

Winner of the 1969 Grammy Award for Best Score from an Original Cast Show Album, Hair’s return to Broadway in 2009 earned it a Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical. Akin to a mini-Woodstock, George Schulze, who plays the charismatic Berger in Rep’s staging, quips: “What makes Hair different from other productions here is its boldness during these times. As artists we have always lived and breathed by the expression and truth of our freedom and Hair exemplifies that.” A one-of-a-kind production with themes of prejudice, sexual revolution, self-discovery, and freedom of expression, it is as relevant today as it was when it first came out.

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Posted by Repertory Philippines on Thursday, October 19, 2017

With book and lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado, and music by Galt MacDermot, Hair will bring you back to the swinging ’60s. Markki Stroem alternates with Topper Fabregas as Claude and Caisa Borromeo plays Sheila. Chris Millado directs with Ejay Yatco as musical director. November 17 to December 17, Onstage Theater, Greenbelt 1, Makati; tickets available through Repertory Philippines at 843.3570, Ticketworld, 891.9999,;; and follow repertoryphilippines on Facebook and Instagram, @repphils on Twitter.

This story was originally published in the November 2017 issue of Town&Country.

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