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This 'Hair' makes it easy to be heartened
This 'Hair' makes it easy to be heartened

The kitsch factor was high, but "Hair" proved to be a congenial choice for the Hollywood Bowl, where this counterculture classic from the late 1960s breezed in for three performances this past weekend on a cloud of marijuana smoke. Now, the friendly theatergoers offering to share their stash with this abstemious critic were no doubt carrying a medical prescription — one difference between today and 1967, when this hippie musical by Gerome Ragni, James Rado and Galt MacDermot had its off-Broadway debut. What was once so radical — nudity on stage, for instance — is now quaint. When some of the cast members disrobed just before intermission, parents and...

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