Everywhere Daddy, Daddy

Grow it and show it at the TRAC

It's odd that a cultural touchstone like Hair is now just a novelty, a throwback that almost belongs in a museum (or worse yet, a zoo). For the 40th anniversary of the American tribal love/rock musical, the Uptown Players will present the play, which made its off-Broadway debut in 1967. Hair became famous for a scene in which the majority of the cast gits nekkid and, later, for its score, which spawned such hits as "Aquarius" and "Good Morning Starshine." Besides the nudity, the show was also accused of desecrating the American flag and using obscenity. At the time, many people probably thought those damn dirty hippies belonged in a zoo, but now the '60s-centric themes seem innocently idealistic and almost cute. The story is of "The Tribe"—aka "Hippies of the Age of Aquarius"—a group outspoken against the Vietnam War draft. Various past productions have included as cast members Tim Curry, Diane Keaton, Meat Loaf, Jennifer Warren and Donna Summer. Who else's star will shine? When the moon is in the seventh house and Jupiter aligns with Mars, who knows? The production runs through March 18 at the Trinity River Arts Center. Tickets are $25 to $30. Call 214-219-2718 or visit uptownplayers.org for more information.
Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 2 p.m. Starts: Feb. 16. Continues through March 18
 
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