The summer of love, the Age of Aquarius, hippies, long hair, protests for peace, drugs, sex and rock ‘n’ roll. Boundaries were being pushed in politics and arts and one of the best celebrated events of the time was the musical, HAIR. The music, the drugs, the politics and the famous nude scene made it a symbol of the time.
Sydneysiders first let their hair down in 1969 as the original Australian production took to the stage at the Metro Theatre in Kings Cross. The groundbreaking “tribal love-rock musical” was unanimously well reviewed at the premiere, especially as it turned out a host of local celebrities. It was a major social affair – the place to be.