The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical is a rock musical with a book and lyrics by James Rado and Gerome Ragni and music by Galt MacDermot. A product of the hippie counterculture and sexual revolution of the 1960s, several of its songs became anthems of the anti-Vietnam War peace movement. The musical’s profanity, its depiction of the use of illegal drugs, its treatment of sexuality, its irreverence for the American flag, and its nude scene caused much comment and controversy. The musical broke new ground in musical theatre by defining the genre of “rock musical”, using a racially integrated cast, and inviting the audience onstage for a “Be-In” finale.

Hair tells the story of the “tribe”, a group of politically active, long-haired hippies of the “Age of Aquarius” living a bohemian life in New York City and fighting against conscription into the Vietnam War. Claude, his good friend Berger, their roommate Sheila and their friends struggle to balance their young lives, loves and the sexual revolution with their rebellion against the war and their conservative parents and society. Ultimately, Claude must decide whether to resist the draft as his friends have done, or to succumb to the pressures of his parents (and conservative America) to serve in Vietnam, compromising his pacifistic principles and risking his life.

Production Team

  • Director: Michael Gatzendorfer
  • Music Director: Casey Ryan Gray
  • Choreographer: Brittany Leigh Glenn
  • Producers: Mary Darcy and Kim Reilly
  • Assistant Director: Nik Gatzendorfer
  • Stage Manager: Sophia Morris
  • Assistant Stage Manager: Brian Cotterell
  • Dramaturgy: Tom Della Sala
  • Scenic Design: Robert Farquharson & Sharon C. Wemple
  • Scenic Artist: Mary Kozlowski
  • Costume Design: Debbie Lummis
  • Lighting Design: Lauryn Curtis
  • Master Electrician: Tim McMullan
  • Sound Design: Robert Healey
  • Projections: Tom Kinstrey
  • Audio Effects: Katie Fitzmorris
  • Prop Managers: Joe and Mary Ann Concra
  • Make-up Design: Marcia Lenehan
  • Wig and Hair Design: Nik Gatzendorfer
  • Backstage Assistant: Amanda Lupe


  • Berger: Nick Muscatiello
  • Woof: Kody Carpenter
  • Hud: Daryl Travis M. Hirschfeld
  • Claude: William Heatley
  • Jeanie: Laura Tortorici
  • Dionne: Elizabeth Sherwood-Mack
  • Crissy: Grace McGeoch
  • Sheila: Jennifer Lefsyk
  • Ronny/ Mother / Sergeant: Katherine Stephens
  • Father / Hubert: Patrick Reilly
  • Margaret Mead: Henry L DiMaria
  • Suzannah / Principal: Maggie McLellan- Zabielski
  • Marjorie / Abraham Lincoln: Atierra Newman
  • Steve / John Wilkes Booth: Matthew Alan Dembling
  • Paul / Buddahdalirama: Chris Kowalski
  • Natalie: Marah Chabot
  • Linda: Ellie Frantz
  • Lesta: Monica Lebron
  • Emmaretta: Imani McCalmon (Dance Captain)
  • Walter: Malachi Powell
  • Diane: Marissa Reimer

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TANYS Awards

  • Excellence in Direction to Michael Gatzendorfer
  • Excellence in Lighting Effects to Lauryn Curtis
  • Excellence for Projection Design to Tom Kinstrey
  • Outstanding Ensemble Acting to the CastSaveSave
March 11-13 & 17-20, 2016