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‘60s Musical ‘Hair’ to be Staged at Goode Theatre

By Helene Clehr

A half-century after it opened, a groundbreaking musical that epitomized the '60s will be staged at Old Dominion University's Goode Theatre in November.

With hit songs such as "Aquarius" and "Let the Sun Shine In," "Hair" documented the advent of the hippie movement, the protest against the Vietnam War and the fight against racism and sexism.

"Hair" will open Wednesday, Nov. 1, and will also be staged Nov. 2 to 4 and 8 to 11. All show times will be 7:30 p.m. The Goode Theatre is at 46th Street and Monarch Way.

The show, which remains relevant in 2017, centers on the Tribe, a group of politically active hippies and their friends in New York. One of them wrestles with whether to avoid the draft or serve in the Vietnam War.

Oskar Eustis, the artistic director of the Public Theater in New York, where the musical debuted, has compared "Hair" to "Hamlet," saying, "Both center on idealistic brilliant men as they struggle to find their place" in society.

Tickets may be purchased at www.ODUArtsTix.com or by contacting the box office at 757-683-5305. The box office is open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays. Free parking is available in Lot D, at 1060 W 45th St.