Tracker Pixel for Entry

​HAIR: Presented by the MSUM University Theater

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | Theatre | January 30th, 2019

HAIR - presented by MSUM University Theater - photograph provided by Craig Ellingson

By Nataly Routledge
natalyroutledge@googlemail.com

If you put today and the early 1970’s on a timeline, you’d find close to 50 years spanning between the two. That’s half a century, arguably a long time in the life of a human. Simultaneously, many people live to be much older than 50, and there are thousands of people across communities that can recall where they were at in life 50 years ago.

A group called Minnesota Remembers Vietnam based out of the Twin Cities intends on reviving lost stories from the Vietnam War. This historical American event changed the lives of millions, shaped a generation, and is shrouded by the passage of several decades. Minnesota Remembers Vietnam intends on educating the community on the impacts of the war that can be seen today and retelling the forgotten stories of veterans. They initiate community events that bring together members of a community while also revitalizing dialogues on important pieces of history.

As part of this year’s attempt to reignite knowledge of the war and its historic effects, Minnesota Remembers Vietnam collaborated with MSUM on a series of community events focused on the time period of the Vietnam War. As part of this series, the MSUM University Theater has prepared a concert version of the musical HAIR.

HAIR the musical was created in the late 1960’s -- a piece of the counterculture movement. It deals with themes surrounding cultural issues at the time and the Vietnam War. Character dialogue and the music itself discuss identity issues, coming of age in times of cultural revolution, political issues, and finding direction in a muddled world. The musical is what is known as a “rock musical,” featuring rock and aspects of popular modern genres as the basis for the soundtrack.

The concert version of HAIR is a shortened production that highlights the music of the show. The costumes and attitudes of the 1960’s musical, however, will not be lost. The musical acts as a cultural time capsule while also discussing cultural phenomena that span ages.

MSUM’s rendition of HAIR is taking place on Thursday, February 7th at 7:30pm only. The event will take place at the Hansen Theater in the Roland Dille Center for the Arts. Maps of the MSUM campus can be found online. The production will run for about 90 minutes, and tickets can be purchased for $5 online at www.tickets.mnstate.edu or at the doors.

More information on Minnesota Remembers Vietnam can be found online at www.mnvietnam.org. Veterans or relatives of veterans are welcome to reach out with their own stories or memories.

IF YOU GO:

One night only: Hair

Thursday, February 7th at 7:30 p.m.

Hansen Theater in the Roland Dille Center for the Arts

Recently in:

WATFORD CITY – A reported 10-gallon spill of liquid gold at the Garden Creek I Gas Processing Plant in 2015 – just before the Dakota Access Pipeline controversy – could now be renamed as the largest land spill in human…

The 2019 North Dakota Senior Games begin this Thursday, August 15 and will continue through Saturday, August 17. There are 20 events scheduled for the Senior Games, which take place at various locations around Fargo and West Fargo.…

Thursday, August 29, 6-10 p.m.This Skateshop, 625 1st Ave. N, FargoShop vintage, enjoy a complimentary drink, play some vintage board games, VHS movies will be projected on the wall. It’s predicted that it will be an epic night for all!

Editorial

The power of song

by Sabrina Hornung

In this issue David Crosby said, “You know, music is like a lifting force. It makes things better.” Truer words have never been spoken. This week we decided to change things up a bit and offer our readers an exclusive music…

Basing Gun Control On Militia Muskets Is NutsThere was a picture of hundreds of colorful backpacks in the Fargo Forum that were distributed to children at the Fargodome a couple of days ago. It was part of the 21st Annual 2019…

To say that this year’s Bartenders Battle was the best display of talent in the six years since its creation would be an understatement and a disservice to not only the bartenders who made it into the competition, but also the…

By Kris Gruberperriex1@gmail.comThe High Plains Reader spoke to Ojata Records and the Dogmajal owner and operator Jeremy Swisher about the ever-growing Grand Forks record store and hotdog shop.HPR: We might as well get the elephant…

If you’ve ever craved an outdoor music festival where you can walk to downtown shops, do yoga or go fishing in between sets, you’re in luck. The Greenway Takeover Festival returns to two stages in the heart of Grand Forks…

By Scott Ecker notharrisonford@gmail.comLast Tuesday I joined many local artists and audience members for Theatre B’s season preview at the Hjemkomst Center. As one of their board members, I see Theatre B regulars very often. …

Arts

‘Local American epics’

by Sabrina Hornung

The US Postal Service recently released a set of stamps celebrating the New Deal era post office murals that were federally commissioned during the Roosevelt administration, though the mural that graces the walls of the New…

The annual mainstage summer musical, produced by Trollwood Performing Arts School and sponsored by Bell Bank, opens Thursday, July 11. This year’s performance is Disney’s “Freaky Friday.” Trollwood Performing Arts…

Stand-up comedy is traditionally a one-way exchange. Outside of the odd question addressed to a random audience member, the limit of the spectators’ contribution to the conversation is their laughter at the comedy stylings being…

If you’re from the region you may have sipped, sampled or caught word of a libation often referred to as “red eye” or “wedding whiskey” at some point. In fact some of our friends of German Russia descent swear by it. If…

Wellness

Yoga on the Farm

by Ryan Janke

Every Thursday evening during the month of June, Mara Solberg is inviting people to come out and try Yoga on the Farm. It is a unique yoga experience that was born from an idea that was proposed to Solberg.“I’ve been with Red…

by Devin Joubertdevinlillianjoubert@gmail.comIt’s that beautiful time of the year that’s filled with seasonal decorations, sparkly lights, warm family gatherings, and delicious feasts. I love everything about this time of the…

Woman is born free and lives equal to man in her rights…The purpose of any political association is the conservation of the natural and imprescriptible rights of woman and man; these rights are liberty, property, security, and…