The Musical HAIR in Fulda
Fulda 28.12.2009, Orangerie, Hotel
The Island Musical Theatre
The event was performed in English. It presented some changes
against the usual hair performances, which I have not
analyzed in detail yet. As support, there was a video screen on which
falling bombs and known pictures about the Vietnam War were shown. From
my point of view, the actors tried to enthuse the audience and they
have incorporated some members of it. I enjoyed the music, the songs
and the acting scenes very much and I saw beautiful long hair.
Some of the scenes have touched me very much, for example, as the song
"the flesh failure" started in front of the gravestone of Berger.
The song "Hashish" and the movement around was performed very well,
after my opinion. I liked the expression of tenderness and eroticism,
and I liked the song performance of "I believe in love", I think
it is one of
the best HAIR songs.
HAIR worked interactively. 2 Spectators were invited to the stage and
they moved on to it.
Before the performance started the actors went through the theatre,
outside the stage, demonstrating for peace and against war. Very
popular peace songs were sung, if I remember correctly "Imagine" by
John Lennon was one of them. I do not understand all parts of this HAIR
event, but this was not my last visit to the Germany tour.
"Let the Sunshine In" was splitted from "the flesh failure", "easy to
be hard" was put into the middle of these 2 parts.
I saw beautiful long hair up to waist length.
Some men changed into complete nudity during the performance of "I
love". Only a little female nudity was shown.
Since English was the performance language, I did not understand all of
the textual parts. Unfortunately. But this is my own language
problem. However, I did not lost very much because I analyzed the HAIR
event quite extensively many times before, and since it followed the
(with some exceptions). Therefore, my focus was the performance
music, songs and scenes, not the spoken words.
Standing ovations at the end with some encores. The event was finished
about 22:10. A 20 minute break was done in the middle of it. Before the
beginning at 20:00, the actors went through the audience. They
tried to show the spirit of anti-war
demonstrations. They had shields for peace.
At the beginning I had some problems with this interactions, but
finally, I felt myself as part of the whole.
Overall I am very pleased with the evening and I will repeat it for
at least 2 times.