Meet for dinner downtown before catching the touring revival of the classic Broadway rock musical HAIR.
Even though State College is isolated from big city nightlife, we still get some great culture on occasions especially with the traveling performing arts shows at Eisenhower Auditorium. Thought this Broadway revival would be a show that some local professionals would be interested in seeing.
Description of the performance from the PSU Center for the Performing Arts (CPA) website:
The Public Theater’s new production of HAIR, winner of the Tony Award for best revival of a musical, energetically depicts the birth of a cultural movement in the 1960s that changed America forever. The touring Broadway rock musical aims to resonate with audiences with its powerful messages of peace and love when it comes to Eisenhower Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 12.
With an iconic score including hits such as “Let the Sun Shine In,” Aquarius,” “Hair,” and “Good Morning Starshine,” HAIR follows a group of charismatic, free-spirited young people who passionately preach a lifestyle of pacifism and free love in a society riddled with intolerance and brutality.
The critically acclaimed revival became a theatrical tour de force in its limited engagement in New York City’s Central Park. It later moved to Broadway, where it earned the 2009 Tony plus the Drama Desk, Drama League, and Outer Critics Circle awards for outstanding revival of a musical.
Purchase tickets, which are $62 and $53 for an adult, $44 and $38 for a University Park student, and $54 and $48 for a person 18 and younger. For more info go to the CPA website: http://www.cpa.psu.edu/news/index.html#5050
I'll suggest meeting at Lemongrass at 432 E College Ave (or another restaurant near E. College) for dinner @ 5:00pm and walk up Shortlidge to Eisenhower.