Hickory – Hickory Community Theatre’s production of the tribal rock musical Hair opened to enthusiastic audiences during its first weekend. Performances continue this Thursday through Sunday, September 12-15 and the show runs through September 22. Tickets are now on sale for all performances. Purchase online at hickorytheatre.org or call 828-328-2283.

Billed as “the American tribal love-rock musical”, Hair celebrates sixties counterculture in all its barefoot, long-haired, bell-bottomed, beaded and fringed glory. To an infectiously energetic rock beat, the show wows audiences with songs like “Aquarius,” “Good Morning, Starshine,” “Hair,” “I Got Life,” and “Let The Sun Shine.” Exploring ideas of identity, community, global responsibility and peace, Hair remains relevant as ever as it examines what it means to be a young person in a changing world.

Performances of Hair are Thursdays (Sep 12 & 19) at 7:30pm, Fridays and Saturdays (Sep 13, 14, 20 & 21) at 8:00pm, and Sundays (Sep 15 & 22) at 2:30pm. Thursday night tickets are $16 for all adults and $10 for students and youth 18 & under. Tickets for Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays are $20 for adults, $18 for seniors and $10 for students and youth 18 & under.

Call the box office at 828-328-2283 or visit hickorytheatre.org to purchase tickets or get more information.

This show is rated R. It contains adult content including strong language, drug references and very brief nudity.

The Hickory Community Theatre is a funded affiliate of the United Arts Council of Catawba County and this production is supported by an Arts Council grant through the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, with funding from the State of North Carolina from the National Endowment for the Arts. The 2019-2020 Season is sponsored by A Cleaner World, Paramount Automotive and Sunbelt Xpress.

PHOTO: Kayla Simone Ferguson (front) leads the tribe (L-R – Toré Ledford, Sheena Forbes, Branden Nuhfer, Tatum Terry, Donovan Harper, Ella May and Sierra Doyle Rios) as they sing “Aquarius” in the musical Hair. Performances continue this weekend, September 12-15 at the Hickory Community Theatre. The show closes on September 22. Photo by Ken Burns.