Town Hall Arts: 5/17 – 6/16Matt LaFontaine
The production of Hair now on view at Town Hall Arts in Littleton is an exhilarating evening of theatre! Nick Sugar’s direction and choreography lend this classic a freshness that is undeniable. Sugar is a master of all things theatrical and we are all blessed to have his creative fire in our community. His ability to cast a show so impeccably, elicit exquisite performances from those cast and to draw in technical artists who are first rate creates a ‘something more’ unknown to other directors. This is a mystery and to understand what it is you need to go and experience.
Having seen the show in 1969 on Broadway and then again in London as well as using the lyrics heard on the vinyl of the version francais one is shocked to see and hear a production that is better than all of the aforementioned.
Donna Kolpan Debreceni and her outstanding onstage orchestra rocks out as never before. John Rivera’s sound design makes itself known in powerful terms when needed as does Jonathan Scott-McKean’s outstanding lighting design and Linda Morken’s well thought out costume design. Likewise Brian Freeland’s sensitively created video design tickles our memory banks and silently delivers us to the faces and events of the time of the United States’ war on Viet Nam.
Matt LaFontaine’s performance as Leo Berger is what one must call a pinnacle performance. It is utterly astounding and transcends whatever one may have seen previously. LaFontaine is a master of his craft and his portrayal of this character is energizing and electrifying!
Ashley-Amber Harris is an absolute knock-out! Casey Andree gives a masterful performance as Claude.
Burke Walton is a memorable Woof. Norrell Moore (Sheila) ,Rebekah Ortiz(Jeanie) and Tim Howard turn in magnificent portrayals. Rae Klapperich, Noah Jordan, Tyrell D. Rae(Hud) and Carter Edward Smith enhance the show immeasurably.
This is not a show that you can miss. It's one of the two or three top musicals of the season.
Town Hall’s production opens May 17 and runs through June 16, 2013. Show times are Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. (& 2:00 p.m. on 6/1 & Sundays at 2 p.m. (& 6:30 p.m. on 6/9).
Reserved seat tickets are currently on sale, priced $20.00-$40.00 at the Town Hall Arts Center box office, 303-794- 2787 ext. 5 (Monday - Friday: 10 a.m. to Noon/ 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday Noon to 4 p.m. and 1 Hour prior to Shows) or on-line at www.TownHallArtsCenter.com . In a continuing effort to make plays at Town Hall Arts Center accessible to all, ten value seats at $10 each will be made available on a first-come-first-served basis one-hour prior to each published curtain time.