The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical

book and lyrics by James Rado and Gerome Ragni and music by Galt MacDermot
Spring 1994

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The State University New York, Oneonta

Told through a loose narrative of protests, sketches, fantasies, "be-ins," "love-ins" and rare moments of lucidity, Hair tells the story of "the Tribe," a collective of Vietnam-era youths exuberantly creating their own rite of passage through the anti-war and counter culture movement of the late 1960s. Among them are Claude and Berger, a pair of friends struggling over Claude's draft notice, and Sheila, who is in love with both of them, but her politically-active lifestyle leaves her little time to act on her feelings. Ultimately, Claude succumbs to the pressures of conservative America, and goes to war in Vietnam, compromising his pacifist ideals and risking his life for a war he does not believe in.

Musical Direction by Craig Schuler
Choreography by Michelle Gardner
Set Design by Patrice Macaluso
Costume Design by Robin Armitage
Lighting Design by Anthony Pruett

Acting Directing Educator, Stage Director, Theatre Director, Meisner Technique, Theatre Professor, SDC Director,