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Hair Auditions Held at Amelia Community Theatre

Jun 18, 2014 02:00AM
The Amelia Community Theatre is holding auditions for Hair, directed by Lee Hamby, on June 28 from 1 to 3 p.m. in the main stage building on 207 Cedar Street. Performance dates are September 19, 20, and 21.

Auditioners should prepare 32 bars of a song in the Musical Theatre or 60s or folk or rock style. An accompanist will be provided. Please bring sheet music in the appropriate key. No a capella or karaoke track auditions are allowed. All roles are open. Looking for a culturally and physically diverse tribe. Please arrive a few minutes early to fill out an audition form. If you have any questions, email the Director at [email protected]

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.