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Let the Sun Shine In! Hair is Coming to the LMC Mendel Center Mainstage

January 29, 2014

HAIR!BENTON TOWNSHIP, MI – The rock musical that sparked a revolution and ignited a generation is coming to the Lake Michigan College Mendel Center Mainstage on Thursday, March 13, at 7 p.m. Experience HAIR like you have never seen before! All the original hits and a new song rediscovered from the original production – all played live by the tribe! HAIR was a revolution for kids that loved their country but didn’t like their options. Now you can be part of it.

The production has been updated for 2014 by the original creator Jim Rado, returning it to its rebellious and provocative roots. According to Rado, the script is edgier and more dynamic, and one of the original songs, “Xanaplanetooch,” has been restored. The song was in the off-Broadway production in 1967, but didn’t make it to Broadway.

“The most exciting part of this process has been the discovery of a new aspect to Claude's mystery. Something about his character going through his fantasy stories – they are crucial to his story and the restlessness of his character,” Rado stated.

Tickets for HAIR are range from $48 to $60 and are available by calling the LMC Mendel Center Box Office at (269) 927-1221 or visiting In addition, a special $75 VIP package is available complete with Stage Side seating and a pre-show and intermission private reception area. Full details are available online.

A cash bar will be available one hour before show time. Special rates are available for groups of 10 or more. For information about group rates, pre-show party options, and other special arrangements, contact Mike Nadolski at (269) 927-8109 or   

FOR MATURE AUDIENCES: While many find this show suitable for young adults (13 and older), parental discretion is advised. There is a brief scene with nudity that is non-sexual in nature.

HAIR at the LMC Mendel Center is sponsored by Comcast Spotlight and Oldies 94.3 FM.



The Lake Michigan College Mendel Center is located just 40 minutes from Kalamazoo and South Bend on the Lake Michigan College Napier Avenue Campus in Benton Township, Michigan, one mile east of I-94 (Exit 30) and one mile west of the US 31 Bypass (exit 24).

The LMC Mendel Center Box Office is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and one hour before show time. Tickets may be purchased in person, by phone at (269) 927-1221, or online at

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