HAIR – The Original Tribal Rock Musical, starring Hugh Sheridan, Paulini and Prinnie Stevens, has hit Australian shores, opening in Perth last month to standing ovations and rave reviews.
The creation and tour of a brand-new Australian production of this seminal work was co-commissioned by HOTA as part of our support for Australian creatives and our desire to bring great work to the Gold Coast.
Normally you’d have to travel to Brisbane to enjoy a major large-scale theatrical production such as this, but for the first time you can see a show of this scale right here on the Gold Coast. And we’re the only venue on the Australian tour where you can enjoy this amazing piece of ground-breaking theatre in the glorious outdoors.
In a true Gold Coast experience, it’s sure to be a great night out as you kick back on a picnic blanket under the stars and watch this uplifting, iconic musical on our Outdoor Stage. We’re the final venue on the national tour (and it’s a Queensland exclusive) so don’t miss your chance to see this show in a venue unlike any other.
The reviews are In
Written by two unemployed actors, HAIR captured the zeitgeist of the 60s and truly rocked a conservative society.
‘Director Cameron Menzies has embraced the original intent of Hair writers Gerome Ragni and James Rado, enveloping the audience in the sweaty, hairy embrace of hippy culture, in all its glorious freedom and messy failure.’ Seesawmag.com
After premiering off-Broadway in 1967, the musical was first performed in Australia in 1969 and the reviews of the first performances in Perth are confirming that this new production captures the spirit and joy of the original production that made such an impression on people.
‘Half a century after its debut, Hair packs a mighty emotional punch, a theatrical knockout.’ Outinperth.com
And praise for the actors:
‘As a four-time winner of the Most Popular Actor Logie, Sheridan took the gong in this performance. From the minute he leapt onto the stage announcing that he and his ‘tribe’ wore no underwear or watches, he had the audience spellbound.’ ArtsHub
‘Australian Idol star Paulini is relatively new to music theatre (she made her debut in Bodyguard in 2017), but commanded the stage as Dionne, singing with agility and power; White Boy was a show highlight.’ Seesawmag.com
‘The final scene left me with tears flowing down my cheeks, the final refrain of the chorus echoing in my ears, and surrounded by an audience giving a standing ovation.’ Outinperth.com
Check out all the reviews here (we’ll keep adding them as they come in)