“It’s sad to see how we as a nation are still at odds on racism, equality, sexuality, war, guns, poverty, drugs — well, maybe not drugs in Colorado. This movement in the ’60s created a utopia based on love and peace. The intention was good; however, it imploded in many ways.”
Hair is centered on a love triangle between Berger, Sheila and Claude. “Claude is torn between leaving his home and country to fight in a war he doesn’t believe in or stay home and fight against the war with his friends,” Sugar continues. “Our production of Hair is a commentary of this event that changed a nation. For me, personally, the music has always been something I would listen to regardless of it being a musical soundtrack. After Hair opened, the music became a part of pop culture, charting on the Billboard Top 40; several songs were covered by popular artists at that time, and it also transformed the landscape for American musical theater.”
Hair opens tonight at 7:30 p.m. and continues through June 16 at the Town Hall, 2450 West Main Street in Littleton. Tickets are $20 to $40; for more information, go to townhallartscenter.com.
Thursdays-Saturdays, 7:30 p.m.; Sundays, 2 p.m.; Sat., June 1, 2 p.m.; Sun., June 9, 6:30 p.m. Starts: May 17. Continues through June 16, 2013