Stockton Civic Theatre will be holding auditions for the high-energy, iconic musical, HAiR.
Directed by Dennis Beasley
Music directed by Amy Dahlstrom
Choreographed by James Reed
SCT will take you back to the Age of Aquarius with the American Tribal Love-Rock Musical, Hair. It has been 50 years since the hippies and their shining, gleaming, steaming, flaxen, waxen locks invaded Broadway. Created during the Vietnam War and sexual revolution of the late 60s, many of the songs became anthems of the counter culture peace movement and inspired a whole generation to make love, not war. The outrageous staging, dress, language, and social commentary are as relevant, unsettling, and exciting now as they were in 1968. Enjoy the psychedelic, groovy trip back.
What: Open call for HAIR. Auditioners should prepare 32-bars of a Broadway song in the style of the show. Bring sheet music in you key. Accompanist will be provided. Auditioners should also be prepared to dance and read from the script.
When: Open auditions June 17 and 18, 2018 at 6:30 pm. Callbacks by invitation only on June 19 at 6:30. Rehearsals begin June 24 and the show performs September 5-30, 2018
Where: Auditions will take place at Stockton Civic Theatre 2312 Rosemarie Lane Stockton, CA 95207
Who: We are looking for a diverse group of 20-25 peace-loving, flower children to make up our “tribe”. This is a high-energy show with a large amount of singing and dancing for everyone. Character descriptions are posted at www.sctlivetheatre.com
A note about the show: When Hair burst onto the scene 50 years ago, it was immediately controversial because it deals with themes of drug use, race, sex/sexuality, war/violence, and conflict between the generations oftentimes in adult, graphic, and crude ways. The play has not changed, so actors should be prepared to deal with content that is very adult that includes drug use, race, sex/sexuality, and violence. The original production also had a brief nude scene at the end of Act 1. Our production will include the nude scene, but it will be optional for most of the tribe. The nudity is a very powerful demonstration by the characters in protest of the societal constructs and demands put upon them by older generations and the government. The more cast members that participate, the more powerful the protest, but nudity will be optional for all but Berger and Sheila and, possibly, Claude. However, all actors should be comfortable in their bodies and interacting physically with other tribe members.