that girl allison

I'm Allison. I see a ton of theatre. I'm a fan of Green Day, Ted Leo & the Pharmacists, Weezer, Oasis, Adam Rapp, Emily Giffin, and Shakespeare. I run sometimes, and do yoga always.

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TONY Awards Past… at the HAIR after party in 2009.

My hair was down to my back this morning. Then I cut it to my shoulders. I haven’t really taken any huge amounts of length off my hair in years.

There are certain theatrical events that are worth a good 12 hours on the street. This is one of them.

The last time I’d waited on an early morning line for tickets to a show was at the Public was probably 2007. Long before a HAIR revival was a glimmer in any producer’s eye, The Public presented a one-weekend only staged concert production of it in honor of its 40th anniversary. I love HAIR more than my friends (I kid, but you get the point) and I’d yet to see a professional production of it, so this was a must-see. It was also high on the priorities list for my friend Kristen who was matriculating at NYU not far from the Public at the time. I remember getting a call from Kristen around 10:30pm the night before the concert and her saying, “people are already at the Public,” and all I could reply was, “see you by eleven!" and hung up. I was living in FiDi so I packed a bag and met up with her where we chatted, slept or stayed caffeinated, ate, and played card games as the hours ticked by.

About 30 minutes before tickets were given out, the sky opened up and it not only rained, it poured. It was a little annoying, but mostly magical. Here’s photo evidence:

We went home, drenched, but with tickets in hand.

We toasted with the friends we’d made in line in front of us around noon. It was brunch time soon anyways, right?

The concert was, obviously, worth every second on the street that night. And the next summer it came back, and that season HAIR was back on Broadway.

So, this happened yesterday. I haven’t had bangs like these since I was 8. I think they’re a little too thin, but they’ll grow in quickly - my hair’s really thick and it grows quickly. 

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Sasha Allen & Tribe,
Hair (The New Broadway Cast Recording)

HAIR days: Okay, so a day in, I already sucked at this. It might not be a daily thing, I’ll try to post a couple of times a week.  I’m not sure why I didn’t start with the first song on any cast album, or soundtrack, Aquarius. This song is singing about an idealistic time where everything is in harmony. Let’s get to that place, okay?

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Hair (The New Broadway Cast Recording)

HAIR days: I’m going to try to post every day but who knows how this will pan out. The first song I wanted to post was Hare Krishna/Be-In from the 2009 Broadway revival cast recording of HAIR. This is what the meditation/chanting circle turned into on Saturday down in Liberty Plaza complete with dancing, clapping, singing, and chanting. It was amazing.

I own about 6 cast recordings, and one bootleg (Encores!). What does everyone think of that?

TONY Memories: HAIR wins Best Revival of a Musical at the 2009 TONY Awards…

TONY Memories: at the HAIR after-party in 2009 with my TONY Four.  

I took about 4 inches off of my hair for the rest of the summer.  What’d you think?