HAIR

“The American tribal-love rock musical.”

TONY AWARD FOR BEST MUSICAL REVIVAL!

February 20 - March 12, 2016


Music & Lyrics by Galt MacDermot

Book & Lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado

 

Direction by Jon Tracy

Choreography by Matthew McCoy

Musical Direction by Jon Gallo

 

VICTORIA THEATRE

2961 16TH STREET

SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103

 

SHOW SCHEDULE

Previews: Thursday, February 18th at 8:00PM and Friday, February 19th at 8:00PM 

Opening: Saturday, February 20th at 8:00PM

Evening Performances: Thursday, Friday, and Saturdays at 8:00PM 

Matinee Performances: Saturdays at 2:00PM

Closing: Saturday, March 12th at 8:00PM


 

Hair tells the story of Vietnam-era youths awkwardly but exuberantly creating their own rite of passage through the confusion around them. Among them are Claude and Berger; a pair of friends battling against Claude's draft notice, and Sheila, who is in love with both of them, but her politically-active lifestyle leaves her little time to act on her feelings. Ultimately, Claude has to decide if the hippie life is for him or go to Vietnam. With themes of alienation and civil disobedience Hair illustrates the '60s generation's search for meaning through various "be-ins," "love-ins" and protests.  The rock & roll score exudes such hits as “Aquarius”, “Hair”, “Going Down”, “Easy to be Hard”, “Good Morning Star Shine”, and “Flesh Failures/Let the Sun Shine”. 

*Rating: R (Contains mature material and nudity)

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Exuberantly defiant…
— The Wall Street Journal
Difficult to resist.
— New York Post

PRODUCTION TEAM

Jon Tracy+, Director

Matthew McCoy, Choreographer

Jon Gallo, Musical Director

Salim Razawi, Stage Manager

Pasquale Spezzano, Costume Designer

Jon Tracy, Scenic/Lighting Designer 

Nicholas Rieker, Sound Designer

Matthew McCoy, Prop Designer

ORCHESTRA

Jon Gallo, Keyboard

Eric Lawson, Drums

Elan Sedah, Bass

Kevin Smith, Guitar

CAST

Jeffrey Brian Adams*, Claude

Jepoy Ramos, Berger

Ally Reardon, Sheila

Grace Ng, Jeanie

Adrienne Walters, Crissy

Katrina McGraw, Dionne

Rotimi Agbabiaka*, Hud

Benjamin Nguyen, Woof

Peter Dakota Molof, Maragret Meade/Hubert

Tierra Allen, Suzannah

David Glazer, Ronny

Indiia Wilmott, Natalie

(*) Denotes they are a members of Actors' Equity union. 

(+) Denotes they are a member of the Stage Directors' and Choreographers' Union. 


BIOS

Cast Bios

TIERRA ALLEN (Suzannah) has performed with New Conservatory Theatre Centre (Dear Harvey), Broadway by the Bay (Dreamgirls - Theatre Bay Area Awards Nominee for Outstanding Ensemble and Musical), Bay Area Children’s Theatre (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang), Berkeley Playhouse (Mary Poppins - regional premiere, The Wiz, A Little Princess), Woodminster Summer Musicals (Aida), the One Minute Play Festival at Z Space, and more. Favorite credits include WE GO BOOM!, an exploration of the tech industry’s impact on Oakland (devised with The Bonfire Makers), and An OPEN LOVE LETTER to Black Fathers: A Choreopoem (Isadora Duncan "Izzie" Dance Awards Nominee), performed at the Black Choreographers Festival, the Dance Mission D.I.R.T. Festival, and the Flight Deck. Tierra has taught theater at Alameda County Juvenile Hall and Boston’s City on a Hill Public Charter School. She holds a B.A. in Theater & Dance from Amherst College.

JEFFREY BRIAN ADAMS* (Claude) is thrilled to be a part of BAM's inaugural season. Recent attributes include SF Playhouse productions of Dogfight (Birdlace), the TBA nominated Promises, Promises (Chuck) and Into the Woods (Prince), Death of a Salesman (Happy) and The Addams Family Musical (Lucas) at San Jose Stage Company and Spelling Bee (Chip) at Hillbarn. NYC credits include Women and Wallace (Wallace) at Theatre Row, the New York Fringe Festival world premiere of Animals (Drew) and a reading with the incomparable Nathan Lane in association with Naked Angels. Adams holds his MFA from The New School for Drama in NYC and is a proud member of AEA. He would like to extend his gratitude to friends and family for their ongoing love and support, and can next be seen in City of Angels at SF Playhouse. Learn more at                                                      jeffreybrianadams.com.

ROTIMI AGBABIAKA* (Hud) most recently appeared in Holiday High Jinx (Dancing Dan) with Word for Word, Choir Boy (Junior) at Marin Theatre Company, The Amen Corner (David) with Alter Theater, We Are Proud To Present ... (Another Black Man) at Just Theater, and Raisin in The Sun (Asagai) at Cal Shakes. He is a collective member of the San Francisco Mime Troupe, a former cast member at Beach Blanket Babylon, and his solo play, Homeless, won Best Solo Performance at the SF Fringe Festival. Mr. Agbabiaka also teaches youth theatre with the Mime Troupe, SF Shakes, and Each One Reach One. He studied at Moscow Art Theatre and earned his MFA from Northern Illinois University. His latest solo play, Type/Caste, will premiere at the National Queer Arts Festival in June 2016.

DAVID GLAZER (Ronny) is thrilled to be apart of BAM's production of Hair and their first season. Some of his favorite and most recent credits include Hairspray (Sketch), the west coast premiere of Yeast Nation (Jan-the-youngest), A Chorus Line (Greg), Carrie The Musical (George), and Twisted Fairytales (Red/Prince). He recently premiered a short film called Happily Ever After (Crispin). David studied and graduated from AMDA NY and SFSU. Not on stage, you can find him doing marathons, triathlons, and traveling the world. He gives much gratitude and love to his friends and family for bringing "harmony and understanding" into his life today and always! Instagram: DGLAZE111

PETER DAKOTA MOLOF (Margaret Mead/ Herbert) was most recently seen as Delphine in Delphine and the Children of Amphitrite as part of the San Francisco Olympians Festival, and the world premiere of Dear Texas (Kent), a new work highlighting a transgender woman's struggle to maintain custody of her child. Before moving to the Bay Area, Peter has worked in Portland, Oregon. Credits include Rent (Angel) with Mt. Hood Community College, Tommy (ensemble) with Live! On Stage, and 2 years leading The Illumination Project, an educational program using Theatre of the Oppressed. Peter has written and produced multiple monologue projects including including More than Two Monologues and Front and Center

 

KATRINA MCGRAW (Dionne) is a graduate of The Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts, and currently resides in New York City. Katrina was last seen in SFBATCO's ofNot Another Holiday Show, and in Vermont in Merchants Halls production of The Rocky Horror Show. Past credits include Shrek with Berkeley Playhouse (Dragon/Mama Bear) Hairspray (Motormouth) Upstairs (Inez) In The Heights (Abuela) Hairspray (Dynamite 3) Caroline or Change (Radio) Hair (Dionne)Hairspray (Dynamite 1) and Zanna, DON'T! at NCTC. (Kate) Katrina is trilled to be back in San Francisco working on such an amazing show! 

GRACE NG (Jeanie) is honored to be part of BAM's very first season!  She was most recently seen as Estrella in Life Is a Dream with The Cutting Ball Theater.  Other credits include: Fiddler on the Roof (Chava) with Berkeley Playhouse, Faulted (Noreen) and The Seeing Place (Antigone) with foolsFURY, One-Minute Play Festival with Playwright’s Foundation, Where the Mountain Meets the Moon (Min Li, 2014 Winner of Theatre Bay Area Awards) with Bay Area Children’s Theatre, The Bay Area One Acts Festival, and Spring Awakening (Martha) with San Francisco State University.  She holds a BA from San Francisco State University's Theatre Arts Program, and has trained with Circle in the Square Theatre School in New York.  A shout-out to her family, friends, and Suraj for their continuous love & support!

BENJAMIN NGUYEN (Woof) is thrilled to be performing in Hair with Bay Area Musical's, where he was last seen in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (Mr. Gatch). Benjamin is a Bay Area native from Fremont and a current resident in San Francisco. Previous credits include Berkeley Playhouse's Fiddler on the Roof (Featured Dancer/Dance Captain), The Music Man (Tommy Djilas) and A Little Princess (Mr. Skipwith/Featured Dancer). He was also seen in Ivy + Bean (Eric/Dad) with BACT, Into the Woods (Jack) with StarStruck Theatre, and several recent print ads, including Hewlett Packard and the Apple Watch. Many thanks to his family and friends for their enthusiasm for seeing him back on the stage.

JEPOY RAMOS (Berger) is thrilled to join the tribe in BAM's production of HAIR. He was most recently seen as Costard in Love's Labour's Lost at DMT.   Some past favorite Bay Area Theatre credits: Bare - A Pop Opera (Matt, our - SJS Theatrical), Les Miserables (Feuily, PVTC), The King and I (LunTha, Douglas Morrisson Theatre), Glory Days (Will, West Coast Premiere - TRU), RENT (Ensemble/Swing, TRU & Golden State Theatre Productions), You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown (Schroeder, Tour - Active Arts Theatre), and Songs For A New World (Man 1, Studio A.C.T).  Thanks to my family and friends for your continued support! www.jepoyramos.com | social media: @jepriy

ALLY REARDON (Sheila) is very excited to be involved in BAM's inaugural season! A Seattle native, Ally graduated from the University of Washington with a BA in Drama. Bay Area credits include Children of Eden and The Drowsy Chaperone with CCCT, Crimes of the Heart at Altarena Playhouse, Anything Goes with Broadway By The Bay and Curtain Call Performing Arts, Hairspray and The Music Man with Berkeley Playhouse, The Mystery of Edwin Drood with Town Hall Theatre and A Christmas Carol at CenterREP.  Love and thanks to Mom, Dad, Kiley and Uncle Tom for all the support!

ADRIENNE WALTERS (Crissy) is thrilled to make her BAM! debut joining the tribe of Hair. She has appeared in Peter and The Starcatcher (Molly Aster) with Theatreworks, Norman Rockwell's America with TheatreWorks' 2014 New Works Festival, and FSM: Free Speech Movement (Graduate Student) with Berkeley Repertory Theatre's Ground Floor. Other credits include Little Shop of Horrors (Audrey) at Foothill Theatre receiving a TBA and BATCC Award nomination, the world premiere of Our Practical Heaven with Aurora Theatre Company, and Spring Awakening (Ilse) with Center REPertory Company. Adrienne teaches various performance classes to elementary and middle school children in the peninsula and is concurrently a student of archaeological anthropology and mediterranean classics at SFSU. She also volunteers and fosters for Muttville senior dog rescue, and invites you to visit them at www.muttville.org. A huge thank you to her loving family, and as always, for Brian. More info at www.adriennewalters.com

INDIIA WILMOTT (Natalie) A Virginia native, Indiia is now a very happy Bay area resident. Indiia is a teaching artist with American Conservatory Theater and Special Events Coordinator at Museum of the African Diaspora. Some of her favorite roles include the role of E in The Horse’s Ass and Friends, Sarah’s Friend in Ragtime, Joanne in Rent, and featured soloist in Little Shop of Horrors. Indiia would like to thank her acting coach Patrick Russell for always being a source of encouragement and support. Much love to the cast and crew of Hair. To my biggest fan Fujio, I love you.


Artistic Bios

JON TRACY, Director/Lights/Set, works internationally as a director, playwright, designer, educator and associate with companies that include: Groundswell: The International Theatre Intensive (Co-Artistic Director), The San Francisco Playhouse (Former Director of Artistic Development and co-founder of  The Sandbox), Shotgun Players (Company Member), Magic Theatre, Marin Theatre Company, American Conservatory Theatre, Aurora Theatre, Darkroom Productions (Founder, Former Artistic Director), TheatreFIRST, Berkeley Playhouse and a Company Member and Resident Director for PlayGround.  A graduate of Solano College Theatre’s Actor Training Program, he is also the recipient of the Kennedy Center Meritorious Achievement Award, fifteen North Bay Arty Awards, a Sacramento Elly Award, Bay Area Critics Circle Award, a Theatre Bay Area Award and is a grant recipient from Theatre Bay Area and the National Endowment for the Arts. He is a proud member of Theatre Bay Area's Gender Parity Commission and of SDC, the union for stage directors and choreographers. www.jontracy.com

MATTHEW MCCOYChoreographer/Props, is proud to now call San Francisco home.  Before moving here in 2012 Matthew has performed, directed, choreographed, and produced plays, musicals, cabarets, and magic production shows nationally and Internationally.  He has worked professionally in the regional theatre circuit as well as in Las Vegas, New York, Florida, New Hampshire, Ohio, Paris, London, and Shanghai.  Professional Credits Include: Cinderella (Director & Choreographer), The Music Man(Director & Choreographer), Dracula (Director), Little Shop of Horrors (Director), Into the Woods (Choreographer), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Director & Choreographer), Bye Bye Birdie (Choreographer)Shrek the Musical (Director & Choreographer), Addams Family the Musical (Director & Choreographer), Mary Poppins (Co-Director & Co-Choreographer), and Fiddler on the Roof (Choreographer).  Matthew is the Founder & Artistic Director of Bay Area Musicals. 

JON GALLO, Music Direction/Keyboard, is a Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo graduate with a minor in Piano Performance, studying under Dr. W. Terrance Spiller. He is currently the Choir Director and Staff Accompanist at Trinity Oakland, and performs for special events around California. He has served as Music Director and Pianist for a variety of musical theatre groups in the Bay Area, and is currently the Resident Music Director for BAM! Favorite performances include How to Succeed In Business Without Really Trying (with BAM!), Mary Poppins, Meet Me in St. Luis, Wizard of Oz, Godspell, and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.  Thanks to Mom & Dad, and to Marisa - you’re my favorite everything XXOO.

PASQUALE SPEZZANOCostume Designer, inspired by his grandmother, who was a seamstress in New York City in the 30s, has been designing menswear for over 25 years.  He was trained by Andre Oliver. Pasquale's career path includes designing for Kenneth Cole, Ron Chereskin, Donna Karan, and Henry Jacobson. His theatre credits include Sisterella, a Michael Jackson Production, MGM’s That’s Entertainment 3, and several HBO specials.   Design is a journey of learning, evolution and growing. 

SALIM RAZAWI, Stage Manager, is thrilled to be part of BAM's inaugural season! He is a freelance director, teaching artist, and stage manager who has worked with several theatre companies in the bay area. As an actor, he has performed with TheatreWorks, Broadway By the Bay, Pacific Coast Repertory Theatre, Berkeley Playhouse, Golden Thread Productions, Tri-Valley REP, Livermore Shakespeare Festival, and SF Shakespeare Festival. Most recent credits include playing Thurmond and Rossi in the Tabard Theatre's world premier production of Swift Justice. Next up you can see him performing in Rickshaw Girl with Bay Area Children's Theatre. Additionally he can be seen on a featured TEDx Talk. www.SalimRazawi.Weebly.com 


Orchestra Bios

KEVIN SMITH, Guitar, is a local jazz guitarist and guitar teacher.  He began his musical career while living in Portland, OR, working in high-tech and studying electrical engineering before switching his major to music. After graduating, he went to work for many years on cruise ships, playing in show bands and working as musical director. He also took a brief hiatus to live, work, and study in New Orleans. Over the years he’s played in several jazz festivals and in the pit orchestra for numerous musicals. Upon moving to the Bay Area in 2005, Kevin began studying classical guitar at California University East Bay, eventually graduating with a Master’s Degree.  He has been active in the Bay Area music and teaching scene, and can be heard around town playing solo jazz guitar and in jazz combos and big bands.  He also plays the occasional rock, blues or classical gig.

ELAN SADEH, Bass, is a graduate at UC Santa Cruz studying upright bass and music theory. Although studying classically at UCSC, he also performed and studied jazz at the Colburn school of music under Lee Secard and has attended the Stanford Jazz Program under scholarship. He enjoys writing experimental and popular rock music and has played in several rock groups, including his current band Lofter. Although Elan has played at many venues in the bay and toured throughout different parts of the country this will be his first theater performance and is excited to be apart of BAM! 

ERIC LAWSON, Drums, who made his theater debut with BAM!'s first show ever, is happy to be returning to the stage. He has a degree in Music from UC Santa Cruz, where he studied drum set under the instruction of George Marsh. He enjoys practicing the art of drumming, composing video game music, and performing with his alternative/prog-rock band Feed Me Jack.