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2014 Season to open with Hair

The Seacoast Repertory Theatre is proud to open its 26th season on the seacoast with Hair. This beloved and powerful rock musical is a social commentary of not just the turbulent 1960’s but of our times as well.

 Directed by Portsmouth native Bryan Knowlton, who produced the critically acclaimed production of A Chorus Line last year at the Rep, Hair puts rock music and the culture that went with it on stage in a compelling story that bridges generations and viewpoints. What looks like incredible chaos is actually, well, organized chaos.  The music is just as you remember it, with a song list that includes Aquarius, Good Morning Starshine, I Believe in Love, Hair, I Got Life, What a Piece of Work Is Man and Hippie Life. 

Knowlton landed his first role at the age of 12 as an understudy in Hansel and Gretel and credits the Rep for his love of theatre. He left N.H. in 2000 to study concert dance in Philadelphia. The next year he moved to NYC and has been there ever since. He performed in the 1st National Tour of Cameron Mackintosh's "OLIVER!" for two years; then starred as Paul in A Chorus Line on Broadway for two years. 

Knowlton has had a very long history with A Chorus Line, including 1st National, Hawaii, Pittsburgh CLO, Marriott Chicago, and most recently at The Olney Theater where he received a Helen Hayes Award Nomination for Leading Actor in Musical. In 2008 he (and the ACL cast) appeared in the 100th episode of Dancing with The Stars. Knowlton also directed The Rep’s 2013 season opener ‘A Chorus Line’ and choreographed Hair in 2001.

Hair runs from Friday, March 28 through Saturday, April 19. Performances are Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. To Purchase Tickets call the box office at (603) 433-4472 or visit the box office at 125 Bow Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801. Tickets also may be purchased online: click the buy now link.

The Seacoast Repertory Theatre is grateful for the supports of its season sponsors; ENH Power, The Portsmouth Gas Light Company Restaurant, Port Inn, NH Public Television and Catchfire Creative. 

 

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