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Theater review: 'Hair' from Florida Theatrical Association

Theater review: 'Hair' from Florida Theatrical Association

For a show built around the most important concepts of real life — self-expression, freedom, love, peace — an air of unreality hangs over the Broadway touring production of “Hair.” That’s not necessarily a bad thing for this highly entertaining show that hits its groovy groove right at the outset, then sails along on its cast’s collective charisma. But that same cast’s gym-toned bodies, perfect teeth, sparkling costumes and lustrous hair put an almost fairy-tale sheen on the harder points of the story of another kind of American revolution, the counterculture movement of the late 1960s triggered in part by war in Vietnam and the hated military...

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