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USF's School of Theatre and Dance is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Broadway debut of "Hair" by presenting the musical October 2-5 and 8-12. University Beat takes you to a rehearsal and introduces you to three of the play's leads and the director-choreographer. Even though none of them are over the age of 26, they think their version of "Hair" can reach a contemporary audience as easily as the original did.

Program Schedule

Radio - During "Morning Edition" on WUSF 89.7 Tuesday after the 6:45 AM and 8:45 AM newscasts | During "All Things Considered" on WUSF 89.7 Tuesday at 5:44 PM | After "Florida Matters" on WSMR 89.1 Monday just before 10:30 PM
- Tuesdays at 11:55 AM and 8:55 PM, and various times throughout the rest of the week

Video extras

Andy Frye, the director and choreographer of the USF School of Theatre and Dance's production of "Hair," says fans of the 1960's and 70's versions of the musical should also like the USF production.

USF junior Dahlia Legault talks about the freedom she feels playing "Jeanie," as well as her feelings about the play's nude scene.


USF junior Patrick Bolger, who plays "Claude," isn't sure yet how he's going to handle the nude scene.

Dahlia, Patrick and Tia Jemison, a USF junior who plays "Dione," talk about the balance they have to find as actors and students.


A rehearsal performance of "Aquarius" by the cast of the USF School of Theatre and Dance's production of "Hair."

A rehearsal performance of "Be-In(Hare Krishna)."


For more information

For show times and ticket information: USF Theatre Box Office 813-974-2323



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