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The Geneva Amateur Operatic Society (GAOS) is offering knowitall.ch readers the chance to win a double ticket to see its August production of Hair, the controversial rock musical that hit America in the 1960s and soon became a worldwide sensation.

Being performed at the Casino Theatre in Geneva between the 26th and 28th August, this lively GAOS production is targeted very much at adults and older teens, given the explicit nature of some of the topics addressed throughout the musical.

Indeed, when the show opened on Broadway in 1968, Hair challenged many of the norms held by Western society in the 1960s. At that time, the youth of America protested against what they saw as wrong with their country: racism, environmental destruction, poverty, sexism and sexual repression, violence at home, the war in Vietnam, depersonalization and corruption in politics.

Hair tells the story of a tribe of politically active, long-haired hippies living a bohemian life-style in New York. They struggle to balance the rebellion of their young pacifist lives with the pressures of conservative society. They believe that they are the true patriots, the ones who genuinely want to save their country and restore its glory — a return to natural things and simpler times.

Among its numerous vivacious songs that celebrate the unadulterated joy and anguish of youth are “Aquarius” and “Let the Sun Shine In”.

competitionbutton1To enter our competition and give yourself a chance of winning a double ticket to see the opening night performance of Hair on Friday 26 August, just click on this form and let us know in what year Hair opened on Broadway.  

Only one entry per person and per email is allowed. The competition closes at midnight on Wednesday, 17 August 2016 The names of all those submitting correct answers will be placed into the digital hat and the winner’s name drawn at random on Thursday, 18 August 2016. The winner will be notified by email and his/her name will be added to this article after the competition closes.

Hair, performed by Geneva Amateur Operatic Society
Casino Theatre
Rue de Carouge

Friday 26 August - 20h
Saturday 27 August - 15h and 20h
Sunday 28 August - 15h

Tickets from Fr. 20.- as of 30 July 2016. Visit the GAOS website for further details

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Congratulations to Berna Yener Aksu who won a double ticket for the opening night performance!