'Let the Sunshine In' at HAIR at the Long Center, 3/4
After unpredictable Texas winter weather, Austin is finally ready to Let the Sunshine In. Tony Award winning musical Hair brushes through the Long Center March 4 as part of the 2013-2014 Broadway series. Enter the Age of Aquarius and a time of peace, love and rebellion- not to mention sexual revolution- as the 1960s take over Dell Hall. Tickets start at $29 and are on sale now.
Hair follows a group of young, politically active hippies living and rebelling in 1960's New York City. This "tribe" fights against the Vietnam draft as they struggle to balance life, love, and a sexual revolution against their conservative parents and society. The rock opera premiered on Broadway in April 1968, running for 1,750 performances over four years. Hair opened on London's West End in September 1968, surpassing the Broadway run with 1,997 performances until its closure in 1973. The musical was revived on Broadway in March of 2009, and went on to win the 2009 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical.
The musical features well known hits such as Let the Sunshine In, Age of Aquarius, and the title song, Hair. Experience the magic of Broadway with this historical rock musical which Time magazine calls, "more daring than ever."
For mature audiences only, includes some frontal nudity.
Tickets are available at TheLongCenter.org or by calling (512) 474.LONG (5664). Also available at the Long Center's 3M Box Office located at 701 West Riverside Drive at South First Street. For groups of 10 and more, call 512-457-5161 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABOUT THE LONG CENTER: The Long Center is Austin's Creative Home, built "by the community, for the community." The organization is primarily funded by private citizens and corporations and by nature understands the importance of giving. As a non-profit, the Long Center collaborates with community partners to sponsor educational programs, host free events on the City Terrace, subsidize rental costs for emerging art groups, and gift tickets to charitable and community-minded organizations. The Long Center also provides the best overall live entertainment experience of any venue in Austin. It is home to the Symphony, Opera and Ballet and boasts additional eclectic programming spanning diverse audiences. A commitment to acoustic excellence combined with exceptional theater site lines and an unparalleled outdoor view of Austin creates a magical experience and lasting memories. Austinites of all ages and interests are invited to explore the Long Center to expand their cultural perspective and appreciation of the arts. For more information, visit TheLongCenter.org or call (512) 474-LONG (5664) for ticket information.