Commentary
5:00 am
Mon March 17, 2014

The Past Takes The Stage This Week On At Play

Catch Public Theater’s new Tony-winning production of HAIR at Century II starting March 18-20.
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Public Theater’s new Tony-winning production of HAIR arrives in Wichita for three performances on March 18, 19, 20 at Century II. The classic and controversial musical examines a group of youths searching for peace and love in turbulent times. HAIR was first staged off Broadway in 1967 and has undergone several revivals in subsequent decades in addition to being adapted for film in 1979. Well-known, classic musical numbers from this show include: “Aquarius,” “Let The Sun Shine In” and “Easy To Be Hard.” HAIR contains references to sex and drugs and contains a brief nude scene at the end of its first act; it's recommended for mature audiences.

Coming to the Orpheum Theatre this Friday, it’s Jim Henson’s Dinosaur Train Live! This show examines the fascination preschoolers have with both dinosaurs and trains as Little Buddy seeks the answers to questions such as "What will happen when I'm too big to live in my family home?" Other characters from this hit PBS series include King and Tiny, who are important to Buddy’s journey in this interactive show.

There’s still time to see Mosley Street Melodrama’s latest production, JR Hurst’s Wild Rebel Angels on Wheels, or Heck’s Angels in Haysville. This production is accompanied by the Revin Retro Musical Comedy Revue. This production closes on March 29 to make way for Mosley’s next production, Carol Hughes’ Reno County 911.

For more information on these and other theater productions in our area, visit our events calendar.