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Wednesday, 29 March 2017 00:00

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Gimme a head of ‘Hair’

A production of the classic musical “Hair” will hit the stage at 7:30 p.m. April 5-7, 8 p.m. April 8 and 3 p.m. April 9 in the Bardo Arts Center at Western Carolina University. 

“Hair,” the beloved and controversial 1960s show that defined the rock-musical, tells the story of the Tribe, a group of politically active, long-haired hippies of the “Age of Aquarius” living a bohemian life in New York City. Claude, his good friend Berger, their roommate Sheila and all of their friends struggle to balance their young lives, loves, and the sexual revolution with their rebellion against the war and a society they stand at odds with. Claude must decide whether to resist the draft as his friends have done, or to succumb to social and familial pressures to serve in Vietnam, compromising his pacifistic principles and risking his life. 

This production contains strong language and adult themes. 

Tickets are $22 for adults, $17 for WCU faculty/staff and seniors, $7 for students/child. 

bardoartscenter.wcu.edu

 

Waynesville historical speakers series

The Town of Waynesville Historic Preservation Commission will host a series of speakers to inform the public on the rich and fascinating stories behind some of the historic places within the community.  

The goal of “Haywood Ramblings” is to entertain and inform all ages on some of the interesting aspects of Waynesville’s long history. Talks will be held at 4 p.m. in the Town Hall Board Room. 

 

Also:

• “Country Roads: Pathways to Our Artistic Heritage” by Libba Feichter on April 6.

• “Local history and The National Register” by a panel of local historians on May 4.

For more information, contact the Town’s Development Services Department at 828.456.8647.

• A production of “Charlotte’s Web” by “Kids at HART” will be performed at 2 p.m. April 1 at the Haywood Arts Regional Theatre in Waynesville. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for kids. www.harttheatre.org. 

• The Highlands Performing Arts Center will continue the “Live via Satellite” series with The Bolshoi Ballet’s production of “A Contemporary Evening” at 12:55 p.m. Sunday, April 2 and The MET Opera’s production of “Nabucco” by Verdi at 12:55 p.m. Saturday, April 8. There will be a pre-opera discussion hosted by Beverly Wichman before each screening at 12:30 p.m. Tickets are available online at www.highlandspac.org, at the door or by calling 828.526.9047.

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