Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical @ BBOX

MICA students, faculty, and staff will perform the musical that celebrates the heyday of the 1960s hippie movement, in BBOX, the performance space of MICA's new Gateway building, 1601 W. Mount Royal Ave. The performances coincide with the Broadway revival of the iconic show, which celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2008. HAIR is directed by Peter Shipley and produced, designed, and performed by a “tribe” of more than 60 MICA students, faculty, and staff—talented visual artists, singers, musicians, set designers, costume designers, and performance artists. Audiences will experience the full transformation of MICA’s new BBOX performance space into a colorful, joyous, uninhibited space, where the “tribe” will put a vivid art-school spin on the musical’s 1960s sensibility.

Opening night special, $5 for everyone; all other shows, $10, students with ID; $15, everyone else. Tickets are on sale at the MICA store, 1200 W. Mount Royal Ave. For more information, call Judy Lidie at 410-225-2350 or e-mail jlidie@mica.edu.

Performances take place Tuesday-Thursday, April 14-16 at 8 p.m.; Friday, April 17 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, April 18, special midnight show; and Sunday, April 19, 2 p.m.