From November 23-26, 2016 at the MainLine Theatre, In the Wings Promotions (ITW) will proudly present HAIR – The Original Tribal Love-Rock Musical – directed and choreographed by META Award-winning artist Nadia Verrucci with Music Direction by META nominee Ian Baird – in what promises to be one of Montreal’s most thrilling musical theatre productions of the season.
Featuring book and lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado with music by Galt MacDermot, HAIR is at once both a joyous celebration of youth and a poignant journey through a tumultuous 1960s America. This exuberant musical about a group of hippies searching for truth, peace and love in a Vietnam War era, has struck a resonant chord with audiences of all ages. The first rock musical to hit Broadway, it features an eclectic score filled with classics, including “Aquarius,” “Let the Sun Shine In,” “Hair,” and “Easy To Be Hard” while speaking of struggles and themes that remain vital and relevant to the times we live in today.
After well-received productions of “The Who’s Tommy: In Concert”, “Highlights from Chess: In Concert”, “Corner of the Sky: The Music of Stephen Schwartz”, “Like Breathing: Musical Theatre Songs for a New Generation”, “Highlights from RENT: In Concert”, “The Ghosts of Broadway” and “Barefoot Broadway”, “Hair” is In The Wings Promotions’ first fully staged musical – and thus its most ambitious endeavour to date.
Founded in 2011 by Noelle Hannibal (who also stars in HAIR as Sheila), ITW continues to uphold its current position as the leading producer of rock musicals in Montreal and of actively contributing to the theatre community by producing special theatrical events along with its masterclass series. Recent masterclasses have included Broadway veterans and stars such as Adam Pascal, Andrew Chappelle, Kyle Dean Massey, Seth Rudetsky, Natalie Weiss, and, most recently, two-time Tony Award winner Michael Cerveris.
HAIR features an extraordinary and multi-cultural cast of established performers, along with some up-and-coming young talent. Led by Mathieu Samson (Just pour rire/Decibel’s “Sweeney Todd”) and Franco DeCrescentis (MainLine’s “Rocky Horror”, In the Wings’ “The Who’s Tommy”) the cast includes Noelle Hannibal (In the Wings” The Who’s “Tommy”, Paramount’s “Star Trek: First Contact”), Jodie Resther (Nickelodeon’s “Are You Afraid of the Dark?”, PBS’ “Arthur”) Bryan Libero (In the Wings’ “The Who’s Tommy”, Persephone’s “Compleat Female/Stage Beauty”), Rosie Callaghan (Centaur’s “Last Night at the Gayety”, Kaleidoscope’s “Captain Aurora II: A New Dawn”), Lindsay Milner (MainLine’s “Rocky Horror”) and Anton May along with Meghan Blakeburn, Paméla Bondu, Marc Ducusin, Charbel Hachem, Justin M. Johnson, Nicolas Mancuso, Jessica Nicholas, Christine Rodriguez, and Shawn Thicke.
In the Wings Promotions presents HAIR the Tribal Love-Rock Musical
November 23, 24, 25, 26, 2016 at 8PM and November 26 at 2PM
at The MainLine Theatre (3997 boul. St-Laurent, Montreal)
CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS or call 514-849-3378
$25 general admission
$20 for students and members of CAEA, ACTRA, UdA and QDF