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Hair

Broadway Series

January 30, 2013 Mainstage
$45

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HAIR, a celebration of peace and love, and the 2009 Tony Award-Winning Best Musical Revival directed by Diane Paulus, will appear at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center in Niceville for one night only on Wednesday, January 30, 2013, at 7:30 p.m. The national touring show is part of the center's popular Broadway Series. Tickets are on sale now for $45 each.

At once both a joyous celebration of youth and a poignant journey through a tumultuous 1960's America, HAIR features an iconic score including chart-topping hits such as "Let the Sun Shine In," "Aquarius," "Hair" and "Good Morning Starshine.

HAIR energetically depicts the birth of a cultural movement in the '60s and '70s that changed America forever. The musical follows a group of charismatic, free-spirited young people who passionately preach a lifestyle of pacifism and free-love in a society riddled with intolerance and brutality during the Vietnam War.

HAIR's powerful message resonates as much today as it did 40 years ago when the show opened on Broadway. This critically-acclaimed revival became a theatrical tour de force in its limited engagement in Central Park, later moving to Broadway where it won the 2009 Tony Award for Best Musical Revival as well as the Drama Desk, Drama League, and Outer Critics Circle awards for Outstanding Revival of a Musical.

This inspiring new production of HAIR features an exuberant finale where audiences are invited onstage to dance with the cast, and has a level of inclusiveness that is rarely seen in musical theater. Executive producer, Daniel Sher, notes that, "We are excited for audiences across the country to take this journey with us. See for yourself, let your hair down and share the love!"

Tickets are on sale now for $45 each or $40 each for groups of 10 or more tickets purchased together. For tickets, contact the Mattie Kelly Arts Center Box at (850) 729-6000 or 1-888-838-ARTS (2787) Monday to Friday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm or purchase online at www.mattiekellyartscenter.org. Tickets will also be available the night of the show, space permitting, starting at 6:00 p.m. At-the-door seating is the same price as advance tickets. There is a $2 per ticket Box Office processing fee.

The Mattie Kelly Arts Center is a performing arts venue located on the Niceville campus of NWF State College at 100 College Boulevard. The center is easily accessible via Interstate 10, U.S. Highway 285 and Highway 85 and the Mid-Bay Bridge, about 20 minutes from Destin and Fort Walton Beach and 15 minutes from Interstate 10. For more information, show photos and video, visit the center's website at www.mattiekellyartscenter.org.

Directed by Diane Paulus, who also directed the Tony Award-winning revival of The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess, and choreographed by Karole Armitage, HAIR features a book and lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado with music by Galt MacDermot. According to Ben Brantley of The New York Times, Diane Paulus's production of HAIR is "A thrilling, emotionally rich production delivers intense, unadulterated joy!"

While many find this show suitable for young adults age 13 and older, parental discretion is advised. There is a dimly lit 20-second scene with nudity that is non-sexual in nature. The scene will be noted in the program as for mature audiences. Additional show information can be found at www.HairOnTour.com.

"HAIR feels utterly of the moment in its power to move us. There's nothing like it." Bloomberg News enthused. Variety exclaimed, "If this explosive production doesn't stir something in you, it may be time to check your pulse" and The Washington Post calls this production of HAIR, "Irresistible…the best version yet!"