Guest Director Corey Mitchell has just announced his casting choices for the Hickory Community Theatre’s upcoming production of the tribal-rock 60’s musical Hair. The show features 25 local actors and performances begin on Friday, Sep 6th in the Jeffers Theatre. Tickets will be on sale on August 2nd.

Set in an East Village park in 1967, Hair is the musical story of a group of hippies who celebrate peace and love in the shadow of the Vietnam War. The loose plotline centers on Berger, the charismatic leader of the “tribe,” and Claude, a sweet-natured guy from Queens who’s about to be drafted. Other memorable characters include Berger’s war protester girlfriend Sheila, lovable flower child Crissy, Mick Jagger fan Woof, Hud, a member of the Black Flower Power movement and a band of other flower children known as The Tribe, who play multiple roles. The real star of Hair though is the rocking score, which includes such classic hits as “Let the Sun Shine In,” “Aquarius” and “Good Morning Starshine.”

In the Hickory production, Berger is played by Matthew Thomas-Reid, Corey Robert Knighton is Claude and Charlotte Dick is Sheila. Heather Osterer plays Chrissy, Taylor Edwards is Woof, Kayla Simone Ferguson is Dionne and Donovan Harper is Hud and Sydra Yarnell is Jeanie. The members of The Tribe are Mason Burr, Sierra Doyle-Rios, Amanda Foster, Sheena Forbes, Hunter Hogg, Toré Ledford, Sal Loza, Ella May, Miriam Mckee, Donald Lewis Mills, Jr., Eternity Mitchell, Branden Nuhfer, Hannah Queen, Dior Scott, Kaylee Taraska, and Tatum Terry.

Performances of Hair are Fridays and Saturdays (Sep 6, 7, 13, 14, 20 & 21) at 8:00pm, Thursdays (Sep 12 & 19) at 7:30pm and Sundays (Sep 15 & 22) at 2:30pm. Tickets for Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays are $20 for adults, $18 for seniors and $10 for students and youth 18 & under. Thursday night tickets are $16 for all adults and $10 for students and youth 18 & under.

Call the box office at 828-328-2283 or visit to purchase tickets or get more information.

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