The Hair

HAIR

Book and Lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado
Music by Galt MacDermot

In the shadow of the Vietnam War, a group of young hippies challenge the government’s role in drafting their friend into service while exploring their right to live in a world of peace, joy, and free love. Will burning a draft card ease the rage of a generation questioning their government’s ethical role in shaping the world? This is the dawning of the age of Aquarius.

Performance Info

Thursday, April 11 at 7:30 pm
Friday, April 12 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, April 13 at 2:00 pm & 7:30 pm
Sunday, April 14 at 2:00 pm

@ Albert Taylor Theatre - Shilling Hall

Ticket Info

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Event Date

Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 7:30pm to Sunday, April 14, 2019 - 2:00pm

Claude..........Roberto Graff

Berger...........Tez Emerson

Hud...............Rafael Wilson

Ronny............Cydney Washington

Crissy.............Nicole Barth

Woof..............Andrew Cliatt

Sheila.............Ariya Hawkins

Leata..............Kiana Beverly

Dionne............Jauhara Muhammed Bey

Diane..............Alex Naranjo

Mary...............Lucia Rossi

Suzannah........Malone Morreti

Jeanie..............Rachel Ruby Squires

Blaze...............Nathaniel D. Lee

Paul.................James Gavino

Walter..............Ron Gibson

Jace..................Justin Nelson

Steve................Connor Brennan

roberto graff

Roberto Graff, Claude

First-year BFA Musical Theatre

Cary, North Carolina

Roberto Graff - Credits include Sister Act (Millikin University); Pippin, Into the Woods, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Catch Me If You Can, and Legally Blonde (Cardinal Gibbons High School).

 

tez emerson

Tez Emerson, Berger

Junior BFA Musical Theatre, Dance minor 

Hannibal, Missouri

Credits include Bye Bye Birdie, Anything Goes, Beauty and the Beast, and Seaweed in Hairspray (Hannibal High School Theatre); Cosmo Brown in Singin’ In the Rain (Hannibal LaGrange University Theatre); ensemble in Nice Work If You Can Get It, swing in 9 to 5, ensemble in Phantom of the Opera (Millikin University).

 

rafael wilson

Rafael Wilson, Hud​

Senior BFA Acting

Alsip, Illinois

Credits include George in Intimate Apparel, Curtis in Sister Act, Jacques de Bois in As You Like It (Millikin Mainstage); Officer Lockstock in Urinetown (Gallery 37 Theatre); and Chino in West Side Story (Drama Group). Rafael also appeared as Donkey in Shrek, Ren in Footloose, Wadsworth in Clue, Jeff in The Curious Savage, and Sky in Guys and Dolls (Blue Island Performing Arts Center). Additional Ensemble credits include Heartscape (Goodman Theatre), Heathers The Musical (Drama Group), and The Phantom Of The Opera (Millikin Mainstage).

 

cydney washington

Cydney Washington, Ronny

First-year Vocal Performance

Oswego, Illinois 

Cydney is a versatile singer with a passion for music and performing. Some of her recent credits include: Young Artist Program (Hawai'i Performing Arts Festival); Little Inez (Hairspray); Lovely Lady (Les Miserables); Mrs. Fezziwig, Charwomen, Caroler, Support Vocalist (A Christmas Carol); Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall Honors Women's Choir. She feels very blessed to take part in her first Mainstage production and would like to thank God, her mother, and her family for always believing in her dreams. #mommawemadeit!  

 

nicole barth

Nicole Barth, Crissy

Senior BFA Musical Theatre 

Morton, Illinois 

Nicole Barth recently worked with songwriters, Kooman and Dimond, and attended performance workshops in Disney World in the New Musicals Immersion. At Millikin University, her credits include Maria Salgado in 9 to 5, the ensemble in Sister Act, and the ensemble in Nice Work If You Can Get It. Additional Credits include: Newsies (Katherine Plumber), Anything Goes, and Funny Girl at Cornstock Theatre; The Wizard of Oz (Dorothy) at Eastlight Theatre.

 

andrew cliatt

Andrew Cliatt, Woof

Senior BFA Musical Theatre 

Quincy, Illinois 

Andrew is super excited to be appearing as Woof in this production of Hair. He has previously been seen on Millikin stages in Phantom of the Opera, Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play, Nevermore, Blood Wedding, and The Addams Family. Thank you for coming and please enjoy the show!

 

ariya hawkins

Ariya Hawkins, Sheila

Junior BFA Musical Theatre

Chicago, Illinois 

Ariya Hawkins- Ariya has been a part of two Millikin Mainstage productions, including Sister Act and Intimate Apparel. Other credits include Remixing the March, Heartscape, and The Water is Rising (Goodman Theatre); The Bikinis (Canterbury Summer Theatre); Oklahoma, Kiss Me Kate, Ragtime, Into the Woods, Working, and Sweet Charity (The Chicago High School for the Arts); Entering Summerland (Cultura In Pilsen).

 

kiana beverly

Kiana Beverly, Leata

Transfer BA Music

Oak Park, Illinois 

Some credits include: AnnieFootlooseThe WizHow to Succeed in Business Without Really TryingLes MiserablesAnything Goes (Oak Park and River Forest High School); Recent debut as Deloris in Sister Act (Millikin Mainstage), Phantom of the Opera (Millikin Mainstage); and Sweeney Todd (Hawaii Performing Arts Festival). During her high school career, she received Best Performer and Best Soloist awards at the Midwest Show Choir Competition and performed on Carnival Cruise in a leading role while attending McKendree University. Kiana has also been in show choirs, acapella groups, and a music video production called “All About That Pride”, a video created by students to showcase school pride.

 

jauhara muhammed bey

Jauhara Muhammed Bey, Dionne

Junior BA Theatre, African-American Studies

Chicago, Illinois 

Jauhara is a third year student and enjoys performing politically charged works on stage. She has been a member of the Chicago based theatre company The Yard since 2015 where they make theatre for young people, by young people. Some of her past roles include Brenda from The Fourth Graders Present an Unnamed Love-Suicide (The Yard), Motormouth in Hairspray, Gary Coleman in Avenue Q, and Mrs. Dickson in Intimate Apparel (Millikin Mainstage).

 

alex naranjo

Alex Naranjo, Diane

Junior BFA Musical Theatre

Dallas, Texas 

Alex is thrilled and humbled to return to the Millikin Mainstage. She was last seen as Cicero/Lucilius in Julius Caesar, Ensemble/Female Swing in Mr. Burns: A Post Electric Play, and Emma Borden in Pipe Dream Studio Theatre's production of LIZZIE! Hair is an absolutely beautiful show and we should all remember that as a society we all have the power to let the sunshine in!

 

lucia rossi

Lucia Rossi, Mary

Sophomore BFA Musical Theatre

Fayetteville, Arkansas

Lucia Rossi recently appeared in Millikin Mainstage’s production of Julius Caesar. At Pipe Dreams Studio Theatre, Lucia was seen in Strangest Things! The Musical. At New Threshold Theatre, Lucia appeared in Into the Woods and 13! The Musical. At Arkansas Public Theatre credits included The Addams Family.

 

malone moretti

Malone Moretti, Suzannah

Senior BA Theatre, Dance minor

Decatur, Illinois

Malone Moretti is delighted to again be performing at Millikin University, where she was most recently on stage in Solstice: A Concert of Dance as a dancer, choreographer, and lighting designer. Malone was also an Assistant Stage Manager for Carrie: The Musical at Pipe Dreams Studio Theatre. Malone has performed with the Decatur Park District and Theatre 7 (Decatur, IL) and The Springfield Muni (Springfield, IL).

 

rachel ruby squires

Rachel Ruby Squires, Jeanie

Senior BFA Acting, Music minor

Sierra Vista, Arizona

Rachel Ruby Squires- Credits include King Henry in King Henry IV Part One (FTIT); Kent in King Lear (Globe High Education) ; Other Credits include Julius Caesar (Millikin University); The Magic Pinafore (Millikin University); Antigone (Richland Theatre Productions); The Tempest, Zombie Prom, The New Margo, A Grand Night for Singing, and The Beauty and the Beast (Buena Fine Arts Productions).

 

nathaniel d lee

Nathaniel D. Lee, Blaze

Senior BFA Musical Theatre, Dance minor

Winfield, Kansas

Nathaniel was most recently seen as Eddie Souther in Sister Act at Millikin University. He has also appeared on the Millikin Mainstage in The Phantom of The Opera (Corps de Ballet), Heathers (Ram Sweeney), Nice Work If You Can Get It (Ensemble/Chief Berry u/s), Blood Wedding (Male Swing), The Addams Family (Male Ancestor), and in the dance ensemble of Equinox: A Concert of Dance (2018) and Solstice: A Concert of Dance (2017). Additional credits include: Fugitive Songs (Joshua) and Unlock’d (Umbriel/Littlewit) with the Millikin New Musical Workshop and Spamalot, RENT, and Children Of Eden on the Southwestern College Mainstage.

 

james gavino

James Gavino, Paul

Sophomore BA Theatre, BSN Nursing

Jacksonville, Alabama

James Gavino is excited to be making his Mainstage debut. He has appeared in Aladdin, Little Women, The Sound of Music, The Wizard of Oz, Beauty and the Beast, and Annie at The Donoho School. He has also appeared as Warner in Legally Blonde with the Red Mountain Theatre Company.

 

ron gibson

Ron Gibson, Walter

First-year BFA Musical Theatre

Charlotte, North Carolina

Ron Gibson- Credits include Aladdin and Mamma Mia (Halton Theater); interning with Broadway Dreams Foundation.

 

justin nelson

Justin Nelson, Jace

First-year BFA Musical Theatre

St. Louis, Missouri

Justin Nelson is thrilled to be returning to the Millikin Mainstage! He was last seen in Sister Act in the ensemble where he was also the understudy for TJ. You may have also recently seen him in Mamma Mia! at The Muny and in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at Stages St. Louis. He couldn’t be more excited to be apart of the Millikin family!

 

connor brennan

Connor Brennan, Steve

Sophomore BFA Acting

Chagrin Falls, Ohio

Connor has been in multiple productions at his local community theater. At Millikin he was a swing for Mr. Marks in Intimate Apparel and Hopper in Pipe Dreams Studio Theatre’s production of Strangest Things! The Musical. He hopes you enjoy the show!

sarah crockarell

Sarah Crockarell, Director

Assistant Professor

Millikin University

Sarah is honored to have directed this production of Hair with such a spectacular group of people. Last Spring, she directed the Millikin School of Theatre & Dance's production of Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play. At other universities, she has directed plays such as Tamburlaine, The Dumb Waiter, and Little Shop of Horrors. She is looking forward to getting started on Seussical for Spring 2019.

 

sophie kibiger

Sophie Kibiger, Asst. Director

Sophomore BA Theatre, Creative Writing minor

Anoka, Minnesota

Assistant Director - Carrie the Musical at Pipe Dreams Studio Theatre Fall 2018; Assistant Director of Children's Show Fall 2019; Properties Rental Manager - Millikin University

 

beth creighton

Beth Creighton, Music Director

Adjunct Instructor

Millikin University

Beth Creighton is an Adjunct Instructor of Music for the School of Music and School of Theatre and Dance where she serves as the accompanist for a variety of classes, choral ensembles, and theatre productions. In the past, Beth served as Musical Director for the MU productions of Rodgers & Hammerstein's CinderellaLittle Shop of Horrors, and The Phantom of the Opera. She also teaches Piano Skills for Teachers – a course focused on providing music education majors with the keyboard skills they need for the classroom. Beth is a proud alum of Millikin University, having received her Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Music Education in 2001.

 

anna corvera

Anna Corvera, Choreographer

Instructor of Dance

Millikin University

At Millikin, Anna has choreographed Heathers9 to 5HAIR, and "Chart Hits" in Mr. Burns, a post-electric play as well as co-directed Equinox: A Concert of Dance and Solstice: A Concert of Dance. Outside of Millikin she has choreographed CATS, Pippin, Urinetown, Lysistrata (an ad-rap-tation), L’Histoire du SoldatThe Waste LandSingin’ in the Rain Jr, Coca Cola’s 2006 Winter Olympics commercial campaign, and a music video for Atlantic Records artist Ryan Star.

 

kyra lamartine

Kyra Lamartine, Asst. Choreographer

Junior BFA Musical Theatre, Spanish and Dance minors

Donnellson, Iowa

This is Kyra's choreography debut here at Millikin! Kyra has been dancing in various styles since the age of six. She has performed in various Pipe Dreams Studio Theatre shows and at Six Flags St. Louis in their Palace Theatre shows. On campus she has been a member of the dance groups Physical Graffiti and Burlesque Underground. What a thrill and complete joy it has been to work on such a beautiful project with an amazing cast. Mixed media, live on!

 

barbara mangrum

Barbara Mangrum, Scenic Design

Associate Professor

Millikin University

Barbara, an Associate Professor in the Design/Production Program, has designed scenery, lighting, and/or costumes for various productions at Millikin. She served as the costume designer for The Whipping Man and designed the scenery for Millikin’s productions of Measure for Measure and The Addams Family.

 

samson callear

Samson Callear, Costume Design

Senior BFA Design and Production

Peoria, Illinois

Scenic Designer for Mr. Burns: a Post-Electric Play; Assistant Costume Designer for Sister Act; Assistant Scenic Designer for 9 to 5; Carpenter, Stitcher, Wardrobe Supervisor for The Phantom Of the Opera.

 

caitlyn garrity

Caitlyn Garrity, Lighting Design

Senior BFA Design and Production

Kaiserslautern, Germany

Hair is Caitlyn's capstone and final work at Millikin University. She has previously been the lighting designer for Intimate Apparel, What I Didn't Learn in College at Pipe Dreams Studio Theatre, and Beauty and the Beast at the Decatur Park District. She has also served as the Master Electrician for The Phantom of the Opera, Wintertime, and Julius Caesar. It's been a great four years, Millikin. Much love to my parents.

 

Terry Bivins, Sound Design

First-year BFA Design and Production

Wyanet, Illinois

Before Millikin, Terry spent three summers as an intern at Festival 56, a theatre company in Princeton, IL, working as a Sound Board Operator and Electrician. He also designed the sets for Bureau Valley High School's productions of Legally Blonde, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and The Babbling Brooks. At Millikin, he has Sound Designed for Julius Caesar.

 

emily pfaff

Emily Pfaff, Stage Manager

Junior BFA Stage Management, Digital Media Marketing minor

Dousman, Wisconsin

Emily is a junior Stage Management major, and she is excited to be a part of Hair. She recently stage managed A Dragon Photobombed My Selfie, and assistant stage managed The Phantom of the Opera and Heathers: The Musical. This summer, she will be stage managing a production of Dogfight at a local community theatre.

 

audrey murphy

Audrey Murphy, Asst. Stage Manager

Sophomore BFA Stage Management

Springfield, Illinois

Theatre Technician - Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum; Stage Manager - Solstice: A Concert of Dance (Millikin); Asst. Stage Manager - Julius Caesar (Millikin); Asst. Stage Manager - Mr. Burns (Millikin); Asst. Stage Manager - Blue Horses (Millikin)