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Reviews of *HAIR*

Critic Reviews

"This concert-like musical had the audience whooping and clapping ... Overall, HAIR is a huge amount of fun." —BroadwayWorld

“A delight for the senses.” —ShoutOut

“…this boundary-breaking show manages to tackle incredibly heavy content with a sweetness and joy that should feel incongruous but doesn’t.” —PDX Parent

“It’s a huge, joyous collective energy lift.” —Oregon ArtsWatch

"A gifted cast sings new life into the anti-war Vietnam-era musical" —Portland Mercury

"The connections between 1968 and 2023 are loud and clear."  "{HAIR} embodies an aching hopefulness" —Willamette Week

Wigmaker, Jes, helps HAIR weave its own hirsute world at Portland Center Stage. —The Oregonian, interviews Jessica Miller, wig designer of HAIR

Audience Raves

"So glad we saw this. One of my favorite theater experiences ever. 👏👏👏"

"HAIR was 🔥, go see it."

"There's a reason I am still here- this show reminded me of it."

"So hopeful and full of love."

"Loved everything (except my husband's singing)."


"Captured the essence of the first. So well done!"

National Reviews

HAIR never took itself too seriously, but as the first of many rock musicals to come, it wormed its way into our permanent consciousness. And its anthems became part and parcel of its generation.” –BroadwayWorld

“Their musical perfectly captured the counterculture’s utopian dream. Our grim decade seems ripe for revived hippy happiness. HAIR is back — and alive and kicking.” –Your Observer

HAIR is celebratory. It’s also satirical, fast-moving, a little raunchy. HAIR conveys its characters’ complicated lives in a unique way.” –Chester Telegraph

Triumphant, glorious, and breathtaking! Hair is a musical for the ages because it's a musical for the now." –New York Post

Tune in, turn on, and be prepared for an exhilarating ride. Hair is transcendent, with a scrumptious rock-candy score and a flawless cast!" –USA Today

“Before cell phones, the internet, and alternate forms of digital communication invited people to text and talk on a computer screen as an alternative to seeing someone in person, Hair highlights the value of in-person camaraderie, especially when things seem to be falling apart.  Set in war-torn 1968 and focusing on a tribe of hippies that could possibly be drafted, emotionally and physically holding onto each other helps them cope in a world gone mad.” –The Sleepless Critic

“Sexual freedom and the courage to resist cultural norms exhilarate this tribe of hippies, draft dodgers, drug takers, interracial lovers, protesters, and free-love advocates.”  –Seven Day SVT

"Raucous, powerful, exuberant and achingly timely, Hair finds a modern pulse of fury and hope." –Newsday

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