In 2018, we introduced ACT’s new program 30 Under 30. It is a summer program that brings together youth 18 – 30 to develop theatre skills, be mentored by local artists, and produce a show. It is dedicated to celebrating Windsor-Essex County’s artistic talent under the age of 30. This program helps young artists as they look for ways to continue to showcase their talent both during and post education. The 30 Under 30 inaugural production was HAIR which celebrated its 50th anniversary. Show dates were September 7 – 16 and took place at The Capitol Theatre Windsor. #LETTHESUNSHINEIN
Hair in the News
YQG Rocks – ACT’s Hair is the Dawning of Windsor’s Next Generation of Theatre
YQG Rocks – Hair 50th Anniversary in Windsor – What Does Liberation Mean to You?
HAIR Was Not Ground Breaking; It Was Earth Shattering
Photos: Dress rehearsal for upcoming performances of Hair
WE Speak – Episode 15 Peace Now! Freedom Now!
AM800 – Hair Presented by ACT Windsor
Thank you to our photographers for capturing these amazing shots!
Hair Audience Reviews
How, how, HOW did Arts Collective Theatre put together such a dazzling production of HAIR in seven weeks?!?! Well, having super-talented performers helps…and so does a production team of artists who are passionate about their craft. This modernized version of HAIR was so much fun to watch. The choreography was innovative and captivating, and the vocals sent chills down your spine. But the show wasn’t without its poignant moments, such as the defiant dance around the barrel that held burning draft cards and the ending of the show (no spoilers!). There are only two more performances of HAIR at the Capitol Theatre, and if you were on the fence about seeing it, allow me to help you decide. Just go! Congrats to the cast and crew! ~ Kim B.
This is truly one of the best performances I’ve ever seen. Windsor is full of hidden talent! Please check this play out, you won’t be sorry. ~ Amber M.
I had the great pleasure of seeing “Hair” on opening night and there are simply not enough words to explain this extraordinary, exciting, and spectacular play. Go if you can, it’s a must see and 50 years later this cast brought me right back to my era… Loved it! ~ Mary M.
“Beautiful voices raised in song. Anthems from 50 years ago that still ring true today. A tremendously moving experience. Go see Hair this weekend!”
I know my words do not do it justice, it’s just that I fear providing spoilers. The artistic vision of Chris Rabideau is unparalleled. The cast is stunning. The whole cast and crew deftly took his vision and made it soar. It is fresh, modern, visually and audibly stunning. Best production I’ve been to in years! Go out tonight or tomorrow and catch it before it’s too late. Worth every penny, and then some. ~ Renée M.