History Theatre / Hair

3rd Jun '16 6:02:04 PM Nylsa
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* MagicalNegro: Averted. While Hud is still treated as a good person, he's shown to have been an absolute jerk in how he left his ex-girlfriend. HeGetsBetter.

to:

* MagicalNegro: Averted. While Hud is still treated as a good person, he's shown to have been an absolute jerk in with how he left his ex-girlfriend. HeGetsBetter.[[CharacterDevelopment He gets better]].
3rd Jun '16 5:56:34 PM Nylsa
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* CutSong: an odd example due to the Alternate Continuity of song lists in the play to begin with. The soundtrack for the film and the film itself contain different song lists. See page for details.
3rd Jun '16 5:06:08 PM Nylsa
Is there an issue? Send a Message


->''Hair'' can be a lovely silken thing, a long, stringy thing, or some strange musical we really don't understand.
-->Introduction from can of Oregon brand raspberries explaining how fresh raspberries have hair.

to:

->''Hair'' ->''[[TitleDrop Hair]]'' can be a lovely silken thing, a long, stringy thing, or some strange musical we really don't understand.
-->Introduction -->''-Introduction from can of Oregon brand raspberries explaining how fresh raspberries have hair.
hair''.
18th Apr '16 10:04:30 AM Bdem
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* HopeSpot: [[spoiler: The Tribe plans to help Claude flee to Canada to escape the draft, but he goes to the induction center before they can.]]
11th Mar '16 5:21:18 PM TheOneWhoTropes
Is there an issue? Send a Message


The original rock musical, '''''Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical''''', debuted in 1967 and is very much an [[TheSixties artifact of its times]], particularly the bohemian, [[NewAgeRetroHippie hippie]], Free Love and anti-[[UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar Vietnam-War]] movements, but at the same time has found new relevance in subsequent revivals, including the Tony award winning, 2009 Broadway revival. It was also very experimental for its times, involving nudity, audience participation and with some actors planted amongst the audience, not to mention scandalous for reasons which will be covered in the plot synopsis. The libretto (lyrics and dialogue) were written by its co-stars, James Rado and Gerome Ragni, and the music by Galt [=MacDermot=].

to:

The original rock musical, '''''Hair: ''Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical''''', Musical'', debuted in 1967 and is very much an [[TheSixties artifact of its times]], particularly the bohemian, [[NewAgeRetroHippie hippie]], Free Love and anti-[[UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar Vietnam-War]] movements, but at the same time has found new relevance in subsequent revivals, including the Tony award winning, 2009 Broadway revival. It was also very experimental for its times, involving nudity, audience participation and with some actors planted amongst the audience, not to mention scandalous for reasons which will be covered in the plot synopsis. The libretto (lyrics and dialogue) were written by its co-stars, James Rado and Gerome Ragni, and the music by Galt [=MacDermot=].
4th Jan '16 2:59:53 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


Audiences and critics ''loved'' the show, partially because it averted or subverted many of the era's most dominant tropes (and, for that matter, many of ''theatre''[='s=] most dominant tropes; among other things, the set was minimal and there were no curtains whatsoever). It did what it wanted to, and it worked. Plus, for all the shock and outrage it inspired -- hey, there's NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity. It was not only the first [[RockOpera Rock Musical]], directly preceding shows like ''Theatre/{{Rent}}'' and ''SpringAwakening'', it was the first ''{{Concept|Album}}'' Musical too (in which the central theme of the show is more important than the show's narrative), which culminated in ''Theatre/AChorusLine'' in '75. ''Good Morning, Starshine'' and ''Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In'' got some respectable airplay as singles. Most importantly, it helped revive the flagging theatre scene and completely rewrote the common perspective of what you could get away with onstage.

to:

Audiences and critics ''loved'' the show, partially because it averted or subverted many of the era's most dominant tropes (and, for that matter, many of ''theatre''[='s=] most dominant tropes; among other things, the set was minimal and there were no curtains whatsoever). It did what it wanted to, and it worked. Plus, for all the shock and outrage it inspired -- hey, there's NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity. It was not only the first [[RockOpera Rock Musical]], directly preceding shows like ''Theatre/{{Rent}}'' and ''SpringAwakening'', ''Theatre/SpringAwakening'', it was the first ''{{Concept|Album}}'' Musical too (in which the central theme of the show is more important than the show's narrative), which culminated in ''Theatre/AChorusLine'' in '75. ''Good Morning, Starshine'' and ''Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In'' got some respectable airplay as singles. Most importantly, it helped revive the flagging theatre scene and completely rewrote the common perspective of what you could get away with onstage.
18th Nov '15 11:03:48 AM piraml
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* AgeLift: Berger is in high school in the stage version, while the film version gives his age as 22.
10th Sep '15 4:32:33 AM Mdumas43073
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Justified, given the era. All of the aforementiomed acts were regarded as equally disgusting and immoral by most of mainstream society.

to:

** Justified, given the era. All era; all of the aforementiomed aforementioned acts were regarded as equally disgusting and immoral by most of mainstream society.
10th Sep '15 4:29:11 AM Mdumas43073
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Although in the 1960s, all of the above mentioned acts would probably be equally repellent to mainstream society

to:

** Although in Justified, given the 1960s, all era. All of the above mentioned aforementiomed acts would probably be were regarded as equally repellent to disgusting and immoral by most of mainstream societysociety.
10th Sep '15 4:24:49 AM Mdumas43073
Is there an issue? Send a Message


The musical stars '''Claude''', TheHero (Rado), the leader of a "tribe" of New York hippies, and his two friends [[TheLancer Lancer]] '''Berger''' (Ragni) and '''Sheila''', a SoapboxSadie. After various songs extolling the various practices and issues afoot (''Colored Spade'' for racism, ''Hashish'' for drug use, ''Sodomy'' for alternative sexuality, ''Ain't Got No'' for the tribe's semi-deliberate poverty), making it clear that this is a DividedStatesOfAmerica due to the differing values between generations. This is underlined when the play does a SmashCut to the entire tribe having an orgy (yes, onstage) and the maid walks in. Claude is promptly berated by six cast members representing his parents, each one with a different costume and concern (we ''said'' it was experimental), and is told that he should join the army. He leaves, and (after another couple of songs) returns to admit that he passed his draft physical and may be forced to go fight UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar.

to:

The musical stars '''Claude''', TheHero centers around [[TheHero Claude]] (Rado), the leader of a "tribe" of New York hippies, and his two friends [[TheLancer Lancer]] '''Berger''' Berger]] (Ragni) and '''Sheila''', a SoapboxSadie.[[SoapboxSadie Sheila]]. After various songs extolling the various practices and issues afoot (''Colored Spade'' for racism, ''Hashish'' for drug use, ''Sodomy'' for alternative sexuality, ''Ain't Got No'' for the tribe's semi-deliberate poverty), making it clear that this is a DividedStatesOfAmerica due to the differing values between generations. This is underlined when the play does a SmashCut to the entire tribe having an orgy (yes, onstage) and the maid walks in. Claude is promptly berated by six cast members representing his parents, each one with a different costume and concern (we ''said'' it was experimental), and is told that he should join the army. He leaves, and (after another couple of songs) returns to admit that he passed his draft physical and may be forced to go fight UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar.
This list shows the last 10 events of 53. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Theatre.Hair