Hair

 

Hair


Directed by Justin Smith

Music Direction by Chiaki Ito

Choreography by Jason Aycock


SHOW DATES:  December 30, 31

January 2-4, 8-11, 15-17

All shows at at Thalian Hall Center for Performing Arts

All shows at 7:30PM except Sundays at 3pm


TICKETS:  Click here or call

  1. (910)632-2285

For more information, go to:

www.thalianhall.org


ABOUT THE SHOW: HAIR puts rock music and the culture that went with it on stage. The show has a strong effect on everyone and acts as a bridge between generations and viewpoints. What looks like incredible chaos is actually organized chaos. Phenomenal musical numbers include Aquarius, Good Morning Starshine, I Believe in Love, Hair, I Got Life, and What a Piece of Work Is Man. This show has a vitality, a timelessness and a meaning that outlives the late 1960′s and early 1970′s in America.

NEW YEAR’S EVE GALA

with hors d’oeuvres, open bar, dancing & karaoke!

Tickets are $125 per person.

Please call 910-632-2285 for more information and to make reservations!

Morganna Bridgers

(Sheila)

Almost three years ago, Morganna left Wilmington for New Orleans. She tried her hand at film, learned lots of stuff, immersed herself in that old world spirited city, became a damn fine bartender, fell in love, and handled a supreme heartbreak with a backpacking trip through Europe. She flew from London to Wilmington in October and said “I am going to sleep for a month!” Next minute…This is her third time being a member of a tribe! She loves Hair, she thinks it’s fair to share Hair with anyone who cares. She also thinks she is funny, but she is a dork. Some Film/TV credits include The Conjuring, Annabelle, Rectify, and look for her on NCIS: New Orleans in the new year. Favorite theatre credits include Roxie Hart in Chicago, Wendla in Spring Awakening, and, of course, Lisa in Debbie Does Dallas, the Musical. 

Caitlin Becka

(Jeannie)

Caitlin Becka is tripping out over this psychedelic production! The message of peace and love is a very important one and we are thrilled to share it with you. She graduated with a BFA in Musical Theater and studied at the Stella Adler Acting Conservatory in New York. Recent credits include Bianca (Kiss Me Kate), Mary Lane (Reefer Madness) and Fraulein Kost (Cabaret). She would like to sincerely thank Justin and Chiaki for EVERYTHING they've done, Jason for his generous spirit and wonderful choreography, Sarah for her flower power, my love Berger and this tribe made out of twinkling stars-I love you all. 

Patrick Basquill

(Woof)

Brad Mercier

(Margaret Mead/Tribe)

Brad Mercier is excited to return to the Thalian Hall stage after an absence of five years, and is happy it's with such a talented cast and crew. Brad has a degree in Drama from the University of North Carolina Asheville. Since he's returned home, he's appeared as "Tommy Ross" in "Carrie: The Musical" with City Stage Co. and sang the part of Jeffery in TheatreNOW's concert production of "Blue Velvet: The Musical." Love, as always, to his family for their never-ending support. 

Amy Smith

(Crissie)

Amy is glad to be back on the stage after a year's hiatus and is so grateful to be in the cast of Hair, one of her favorite musicals. Thank you to everyone who has supported her, especially Chiaki, Brendan, and August. I love you guys!

Khawon Porter

(Hud)

Wilmington's own Khawon Porter is no stranger to the stage. As a local actor and musician, Khawon has performed for many of the theater companies in the Port City, and with various instrumental and vocal  groups here in the  southeast area.  "I can't think of a better way to close out 2014 and bring in 2015. A great show and a great cast of friends. LOVE ALWAYS".  Recent credits include: The Wolf in Into The Woods, Victor in Smokey Joe's Café and Jim in Big River.

Chris Conner

(Tribe)

Chris Conner is stoked to take to the stage and ring in yet another New Year with an awesome cast and crew, not to mention an amazing group of friends. Thanks to Justin, Chiaki, Nick and Rachel for the opportunity. Thanks to family and friends for supporting the world of theater.

Jason Aycock

(Choreographer)

Jason is proud to once again work on the CityStage New Years show. He's involved behind the scenes this year helping Justin add some groovy moves to Chiaki's groovy tunes. You may have seen him onstage in years past as part of Cabaret, Spamalot, and The Full Monty. Jason spends the rest of his time teaching dance, working with Opera House Theatre Company and with his groovy wife! Happy New Years!

Justin Smith

(Director/Producer)

Justin Smith is the artistic director of Cape Fear Theatre Arts, LLC. Justin graduated with a BFA in Theatre from St. Michael’s College in Vermont. He has produced over 50 shows.  Favorite directing credits include RENT, Full Monty, Debbie Does Dallas The Musical, Wait Until Dark, Greater Tuna, Marvin’s Room and The Rocky Horror Show.

LaRaisha Burnette

(Dionne)

LaRaisha is so tickled to be back in another rockin' show with Chiaki Ito and Justin Smith at the helm.  She's even more excited to be sharing the stage with her brilliant and talented beau, Christian.  It makes singing White Boys even more delicious and fun!  Love you, baby!  And love to mom, dad, siblings, and sweet baby nephew, Elijah!

Chiaki Ito

(Music Director/Producer/Piano)

Chiaki is a graduate of NC School of the Arts, UNC-CH, Univ. of Guam and Univ. of SC.  She practices law in New Hanover County and has music directed over 80 musicals.  She is Managing Director of Cape Fear Theatre Arts, LLC.  She enjoys participating in triathlons, spending time with Kenji and Elvis, and playing in her band, LaCi. For more info, please visit www.chiakiito.com and www.LaCiBand.com.

Paul Teal

(Berger)

Paul Teal is so excited to finally be a part of this show. "So much love to The Tribe, justin, chiaki, Jason, my friends, my family, and my lady. " this past year on Wilmington Stages, he has played Andrew Jackson, An Insane Weed Head, Huck Finn and A Boy with a Cow for a best friend. He studied the Meisner Acting technique for 2 years with Terry Knickerbocker at The William Esper Studio (NYC)

Abby Bowman

(Tribe)

Abby was most recently seen in Opera House's The Wizard of Oz (Dorothy), City Stage Co.'s CARRIE (Helen), and Thalian Association's Big River (Mary Jane Wilkes). She's a senior at Hoggard High School, where she sings with the Voyagers. Thanks to cast, crew, and creative team for making this such a fantastic experience, and to family and friends for their constant support. Enjoy!

Christian Dionne

(Tribe)

Christian Dionne, a supposed writer and musician, decided it was time to put his talent where his mouth is and get on stage, for once! He is atingle to be making his Wilmington theater debut alongside such a fantastic group of misfits, vagabonds, marathoners, and heretics. Which, by the way, would not be possible without the support of his beautiful companion, LaRaisha; his chef, Jessica Cabo of CAM Cafe; his family; and, of course, you! 

The Cast of HAIR

Sam Robison

(Claude)

Sam Robison is full of filthy, stanky, hairy hippie love for this beautiful cast and show. He has most recently been seen in City Stage's productions of Reefer Madness: the Musical (Jimmy Harper), Cabaret (Clifford Bradshaw), and Rocky Horror (Brad). He is also very proud to have just received a Wilmington Theater Awards nomination for his directorial debut of John Logan's Red. He would like to thank his very own Jen for her inspiration and support. Peace, pot, microdot! 

Aliya Grayman

(Tribe)

After taking a break from the stage for a year I am beyond excited and honored to be a part this production. This is my second time working with city stage and I couldn't be happier. I would like to thank Chiaki, Justin, and Jason for taking the time to work with me and for giving me the opportunity to experience this beautiful show and its cast as well.

Jordan Hathaway

(Tribe)

Jordan is thrilled to be a part of City Stage's production of Hair. Ever since attending a revival performance of the show in 2009, Hair has been a favorite of his. Drawing parallels between past and present, the subject matter and music of this show has fueled Jordan's inspiration to transform into the role of tribe member. 

Robin Heck

(Tribe)

Robin was most recently seen in Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Reefer Madness, Cabaret (Frenchie), and The Rocky Horror Show with City Stage.  She is thrilled to be back for another New Year's Eve on stage!  Favorite roles in Wilmington over the years include: Olive in the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Jemima in Cats, and Anna in Spring Awakening.

Ron Holmes

(Tribe/Rehearsal SM)

After working behind the scenes for a number of shows with Justin and Chiaki, Ronald Holmes is thrilled to join the cast onstage for this production of Hair! Ronald received a BM in music performance from East Carolina University. Many thanks goes out to his family and his fellow tribe members for the continuous love and support!

Amanda Hunter

(Tribe)

Amanda Hunter is thrilled to be doing her first show on stage with Chiaki and Justin! Recently she has been behind these scenes with Thalian Association, but she is glad to be back. She would like to thank the rest of the cast for being the most fun loving, LIVING, hippies. Also thanks to her parents for allowing her to do what she loves, even though time may not permit. Let the sun shine in, and enjoy the be-in!

Hannah Laham

(Tribe)

Hannah Laham is a junior at Cape Fear Academy. She recently appeared as "Sue" in Carrie the Musical at City Stage Co. and is honored to be working with Chiaki, Justin, and Jason in such an inspiring show alongside some of the greatest talent in Wilmington. Enjoy!

Justin Wilson

(Tribe)

As a violinist and former student of music performance and architecture, Justin Wilson is no stranger to the stage and enthusiastically makes his theater debut in this production of 'Hair'. Justin is a Cape Fear native who's family ties are deeply rooted in the city of Wilmington. A licensed NC real estate broker, he prides himself of his knowledge of the area - his "stronghold" - and always seems eager to discuss history, local happenings, culture and the arts. He hopes to soon find himself again on Thalian's stage.

Hunter Wyatt

(Tribe)

Hair has been one of Hunter’s dream shows since childhood, and she is eternally grateful to Justin and Chiaki for allowing her to be a part of this production. The biggest of thanks go to her parents for their endless support, and for teaching her the power of love and kindness. Finally, all the good vibes go out to the beautiful cast, crew, and band, who have made this experience unforgettable. Hunter has appeared recently in A Christmas Story the Musical and Carrie the Musical and can be seen next in Sweeney Todd. 

Kat Rosner

(Hubert/Tribe)

Kat is so excited to be making her CityStage (and Wilmington) debut with this beautiful, inspiring show! Originally from Connecticut, she is a Junior transfer student to UNCW double majoring in Theatre Performance and English. Thank you to Justin, Chiaki, Jason, and this whole tribe for being so wonderful and welcoming! Peace and love.

Christopher Wagner

(Tribe)

Christopher Wagner is ecstatic to make his City Stage debut in Hair. He is a second year student at UNCW, studying Film and Theatre. Recent productions include The Doctor in Spite of Himself and The Birthday Witch. Many thanks go out to the Justin Smith and Chiaki Ito for the opportunity to perform in this incredible musical and the amazing cast of hippies that have welcomed him so warmly.