June 21st, 2018 - August 5th, 2018





THURS 6/21, 8PM (R-Rated version)
SAT 6/23, 9:30PM (R-Rated version)
SUN 6/24, 3PM (PG-13)
SUN 6/24, 8PM (R-Rated version)
THURS 6/28, 8PM (R-Rated version)
SAT 6/30, 9:30PM  (R-Rated version)
SUN 7/1 3PM (PG-13)
SUN 7/1 8PM (R-Rated version)
THURS 7/5, 8PM (R-Rated version)
SAT 7/7, 9:30PM (R-Rated version)
SUN 7/8, 3PM (PG-13)
SUN 7/8, 8PM (R-Rated version)
SUN 7/22, 8PM (R-Rated version)
SUN 7/29, 8PM (R-Rated version)
SUN 8/5, 8PM (R-Rated version)


Book & lyrics by James Rado & Gerome Ragni


Music by Galt MacDermot

Hair follows a group of hopeful, free-spirited young people who advocate a lifestyle of pacifism and free-love in a society riddled with intolerance and brutality during the Vietnam War. As they explore sexual identity, challenge racism, experiment with drugs and burn draft cards, the "tribe" in Hair creates an irresistible message of 'hope' that continues to resonate with audiences 50 years later.
BBPAC's immersive new production brings you "onto to the street" with the "hippies" themselves and is for audiences 18+.
Tickets: $30 Adults  /  $25 Students & Seniors
Group rates 10 or more people: $20/per person
Hair is presented in special arrangement with Tams-Witmark Music Library, Inc.
50th Anniversary Celebration!
"Hair is more than just a musical: it is a social and cultural phenomenon, a jubilant assertion of life and freedom and a cry of protest against politicians who, in the late 1960s, sent a generation of young Americans to war." - The Guardian
Special Production Consultant: Margaret Leone
This production was made possible with the special support of the following:

Lisa D'Acierno, LCSW, LLC 1182 Teaneck Rd, Teaneck, NJ 201-357-2715
Michael K. Eidman, Attorney At Law, 157 Engle Street, Englewood, NJ 201-503-1330
Fred Miller
Joseph & Stacy Cancelarich
Josh Massin
Ted & Sandy Moskowitz
Shai & Sarit Perry

Thanks to: Cool Beans, Nanine Gallo, doTERRA, Stephan & Alaya
Photo Gallery - Production photos by Glenn L Photography.
Sam Cancelarich Sam Cancelarich (Walter/Margaret Meade) has been performing since elementary school. Sam's performances include appearing in numerous musicals and dramas. Recent favorite roles include Jon in Tick, Tick Boom, Ash in Evil Dead, Woof in Hair, Dr. Parker in Bat Boy and Judge Turpin in Sweeney Todd. His most recent role as the Rabbi in Soul Searching performed in NYC, was especially gratifying. Sam is an avid reader and collector of graphic novels. Sam is honored to be a part of the Black Box Performing Arts Center and very excited to be a part of the Tribe in Hair.
Brennen Dopwell Brennen Dopwell (Steve) an ambitious, determined, and funny twenty year old graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy. Brennan is happy to be back at the Black Box Performing Arts Center, where he was recently seen in Peer Gynt and Talk Radio. He has done two scenes from plays called Baltimore and Choir Boy in college. He has also done The Glass Menagerie and The Passion of Dracula in high school. He is a hard worker, dedicated to his craft and accepts and conquers any challenges that precede him. Currently owning PowerBeat Studios in New Jersey, Brennen's dream is to create something that will open and inspire the hearts of others to achieve great things.
Jason Felix Jason Felix (Production Stage Manager) is an aspiring actor in both realms (theatre & film). Raised in a Colombian/ Dominican household, Jason's BBPAC credits include Talk Radio, Hand To God (Assistant Director/Production Design), Disgraced (Production Design) the titular role of 'Skip Gold' in Skip & Rivka's Not-So- Kosher Interactive Wedding Experience, Stage Manager for Twist of Faith, Production Stage Manager and "Soldier" in Cloud 9, Jake in Evil Dead: The Musical, Sammy/Mr. Lyons in Blood Brothers: The Musical, and more.
Kira Gavalakis
Kira Gavalakis (Crissy) is thrilled to be making her BBPAC debut this summer in Hair! Kira recently graduated with a B.A. in Theatre from James Madison University and will continue her acting studies at The William Esper Studio in the fall. Favorite roles include a Killer Zombie in the world premiere of new musical Still Alive!, Chris in Cardboard Piano, and Lead Player in Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again. Other loved shows include The Women (Miss Watts/Shopgirl), Oklahoma (Ensemble), Legally Blonde (Serena), and Anything Goes (Angel). Love to cast and creative team. "You are enough. You are so enough. It is unbelievable how enough you are." -- Sierra Boggess. Instagram: @kiragav
Samuel Hapner-Goldman Samuel Hapner-Goldman (Woof) is a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University, from which he holds a B.A. in Theater. Recent credits include Jeremy (Griller) and Stu (Talk Radio) from Black Box PAC's Bogosian in Rep, and Josh (Reality) at Fairleigh Dickinson's Black Box Theater.
Nachi Lederer
Nachi Lederer (Claude, Choreography) studies Theatre & Dance at Muhlenberg College. His most recent BBPAC performance credits include, Beethoven (Dog Sees God), Dylan (Griller), Callers (Talk Radio), and Herbert and Chenille (Junie B. Jones the Musical). Check out the Shakespeare in the Park series, where Nachi will be playing Ross in MacBeth. This year, Nachi wrote SPROUTED! an original children's musical that is being produced here at the BBPAC this summer!
Miranda Luze Miranda Luze (Leata) is a New York based theater artist from St. Louis, MO. She most recently performed for the NYC premiere of Songs from a Coffee Shop at Don't Tell Mama. Some of her favorite credits include Regina (Rock of Ages) and Rona in (...Spelling Bee). Miranda recently made her debut at Feinstein's 54 Below in Lindsay Mendez and Ryan Scott Oliver's Actor Therapy Showcase. She is a Co-Founder and Executive Director of Thousand Faced Theatre Company. Sending love and gratitude always to her family, friends, and Nathan for their unending support!
Danielle MacMath
Danielle MacMath (Jeanie) was most recently seen performing in Soul Searching at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe. Danielle is a proud member of the Black Box Repertory Company, performing in Junie B. Jones, Peer Gynt, Evil Dead, and Cloud 9, in addition to other special events. Other recent credits include Cornelius in Cymbeline (Powerhouse Theater Apprentice Company) and a Baker on the Polar Express (Warner Bros./Event Energizers). Danielle is a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University, with credits such as Mary Warren in The Crucible and Janice in Fire Exit. Love to my always supportive family.
Stephan Marcellus
Stephan Marcellus (Ronny/Guest Artist) Englewood native Stephan Marcellus makes his acting debut in "Hair". Marcellus is an accomplished singer-songwriter with performances at iconic venues such as The Apollo Music Café, Carnegie Hall, and The Highline Ballroom. The tenacity, texture, and tone of Marcellus's voice calls to the free-thinkers, dreamers, and trailblazers. As a breakout star on Season 13 of NBC's "The Voice", Marcellus continues to make waves within the entertainment industry. The purity of his sound, the authenticity of his stories, and the honesty of his voice make him a truly unforgettable talent. Marcellus's storytelling enchants you, his performances captivate you, and his presence leaves you in awe. Marcellus artfully coins his sound alternative soul- a blend of nostalgic soul and new age rock. The essence of Marcellus rests in his spirituality, which stems from his Guyanese roots and is the foundation of his artistry. Graduating from Bowie State University in 2012 with a degree in Child and Adolescent Studies, Marcellus uses his platform to mentor and encourage youth. His eclectic style paired with his message of freedom and authority transcends all barriers allowing him to move freely through all genres of music and he plans to continue exploring the world of theater.
Mark J. Papianni Mark J. Papianni (Drums/Percussion) started playing drums at age 4 after seeing the Beatles on Ed Sullivan, and hasn't stopped. Explored playing guitar for a short stint and got his first girlfriend that way. She was five and he was six... Put down the guitar (too many guitarists out there) and picked up the sticks again (not enough "good" drummers out there.) At age 8, Mark was surprised on Christmas morning by Santa Claus and the the Ohio Art Company, maker of the famous Etch-A-Sketch, who had a custom designed Gold Chrome drum set waiting under the tree for him. The Doors entire first album was learned on that kit, and very soon after learned the Original Cast recording of HAIR in '68 . The third grade girls at Sacred Heart were starting to take notice. Jump to the 70's and you'll find Mark in his first high school rock band, Manticore, who have the claim to fame of being the first ever band to play the immortal Castle Theatre in Irvington New Jersey. He has played with numerous other bands through the years -- The Ways (1980 - 81), The Trouble Boys (1986-87), The Shining (1987). In the 12 years between 1988-2000, Mark was in the Federal Witness Protection Program...Pulse DK (2004-2008), and most notably, The Feastie Boys who have played every major outdoor fest in New Jersey for the past 18 years...After a 2 year stint with FRANTIC! The Biggest 3-Piece Band in the Universe, Mark is now currently the one and only drummer for 4 FLIGHT ROCK ( ("If you're not where 4 Flight Rock is playing, you're in the wrong f*ckin' place."). In his not so spare time, you'll find Mark in the daylight hours roaming the campus of Rutgers University in Newark and at the Institute of Jazz Studies pursuing that elusive Master's degree in Corporate and Public Communication. He is an accomplished photographer, videographer and editor and is currently working on a documentary of New Jersey Open Mic Rock and Roll Musicians. Mark wants to thank Static and Matt and ALL the tribe for welcoming him into this wonderful experience that is the musical HAIR! Thank you Zack, Veronica and Zoe for all the encouragement -- It's great being your dad. and MOST importantly, his wonderful and beautiful wife of thirty-three years, Anne ... "I'll love you forever". "People want to see the drummer, too." #seethedrummertoo
Bishon Prushankin Bishon Prushankin (Shelia, Assistant Director) was last seen on the BBPAC stage as Tricia in Dog Sees God, The Green Woman/Anitra in Peer Gynt, and Shelly in Buried Child. She also had the pleasure of starring as Brenda in the workshop of Soul Searching, an original rock musical, at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe in the East Village. Past theater credits include Elizabeth in Killers and Other Family at the Time Square Arts Center, Alma Winemiller in Summer and Smoke with the Brooklyn Heights Players, and in her home town of Philadelphia she played Abigail Williams in The Crucible, Louise in Gypsy, Ilse in Spring Awakening, and Janet in The Rocky Horror Show. Bishon studied drama at the Lee Strasberg Theater and Film Institute in New York City. She is a proud member of the Black Box Studios Rep Company. You can see her next as Countess Olivia in Twelfth Night at Bergen County's summer Shakespeare in the Park.
Camille Sims
Camille Sims (Dionne) is a recent graduate from the American Music and Dramatic Academy. Her training at AMDA was focused in theatre, tap, jazz, ballet and musical theater. She is from rural Georgia, but loves the big city. She also graduated from Cornell University with a major in Human Development and a minor in Inequality Studies. The communities she has worked with include low-income and racial/ethnic minorities in Brazil, Ecuador, Turkey, and communities in inner city Atlanta and throughout Tompkins County. Since 2008, Kristina has trained in Youth Organizing, Racial Justice,and Food Dignity frameworks with pedagogy in experiential learning and cultural competency. Her interests have been rooted in the nutrition and exposing the diversity as well as the inequality within our food system.
Ben Shanblatt Ben Shanblatt (Guitarist) has been involved at the Black Box Performing Arts Center for many years and has performed in notable shows such as Sweeney Todd, American Idiot, and most recently, Soul Searching, which performed at the Nuyorican Cafe in New York City.
Static Static (Musical Director/Bandleader/Bassist) is a member of the band OURS. He plays guitar, create Soundscapes, Beats, and Remixes. Other Bands/projects: Free Dominguez and STATiCisNoise. Static is grateful for the opportunity to be a part of this show and to be working with such a talented cast. Check him out on Facebook.
DaShaun Williams DaShaun Williams (Hud) is thrilled to be making his Black Box Studios debut. DaShaun is going to be a Senior double major in Musical Theatre and Design/Technical Theatre at Fairleigh Dickinson University. DaShaun was most recently seen as Curtis in Sister Act at FDU. DaShaun was also seen in A Funny Thing Happened on the way to the Forum as Senex, She Loves Me as Mr. Keller. DaShaun's Favorite Credits include: Grease as Johnny Casino, Les Miserables as Javert, The Music Man as Oliver Hix (Quartet), and many more.
Conor Wilson
Conor Wilson (Berger) This fall, Conor will be a senior at the College of William & Mary, where he is earning his BA in Theatre. There, he is primarily concentrating in directing, scenic design, and musical theatre performance. Conor is honored and excited to be working with the cast and crew of Hair - his first production at Black Box Studios. His college credits include: Chess (Anatoly), The Grand Duke (Prince), Swings Wings (Freddie), The Addams Family (Uncle Fester), Kiss Me, Kate! (Paul), and Avenue Q (Nicky). Other credits include Hello, Dolly! (Cornelius) and 9 to 5 (Joe). Conor would like to thank his Ma and sister for their unconditional love and support!
Anji Zhang Anqi Zhang (Suzannah) is thrilled to join the cast of Hair! She is a NYC based bilingual actor. Last seen as ensemble in The Story of Orca's Silver Tongue at The Tank, NYC. Theatre: Taylor-Are You the One? (The brick), Ensemble - The Story of Orca's Silver Tongue (Dixon place), Xiao Chen - White Pearl (play reading at Columbia University), Rose Mundy - Dancing at Lughnasa (RCS). Film: "The Unforgivable", "The Coffee Time". Training: Atlantic Acting School, The Neighborhood Playhouse, Lucid Body House. Theatre is thrill, but life is real!
Matt Okin from Black Box Studios Matt Okin (Director/BBPAC Artistic Director) founded Black Box Studios in 2007 and opened Black Box Performing Arts Center in November 2015. Recent directing credits include: Griller, Talk Radio, Dog Sees God, Peer Gynt, Buried Child, Hand To God, Heathers The Musical: High School Edition (teens), Disgraced, Cloud 9, Skip & Rivkah's Not-So- Kosher Interactive Wedding Experience, The Goat Or, Who Is Sylvia?, Blood Brothers A Musical, Evil Dead The Musical, Bad Jews, RMTI's new production of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (teens), True Groove Productions’ Diana & Navy & The Golden Tooth, The Pillowman, and Passing Strange (all at BBPAC); the Off-Broadway premiere of Huey Esquire's This Time, A New Musical Romance (at Theater For The New City, as well as BBPAC); and the BBS Ensemble's productions of Falsettos "In Concert", House Of Blue Leaves, and Next To Normal (all at bergenPAC), among many others. As a playwright, director, and composer, Matt's original plays and musicals include: Beltsville/Rockville, Part One: Rise Of The Goatman (NJ workhops), Out Of Whack: The All-Kids Rock Musical (devised, at Theater For The New City), Soul Searching (45th Street Theater, DR2 Theater, D-Lounge, and the NYMF), Generations (various NYC venues and NYMF), and A Match Made In Manhattan: The Interactive Jewish Wedding Experience (NYC and national tours). Other original plays, produced both in New York and on national tours include: Second Chances, Twist Of Faith, Walter Liked To Sit In His Big Backyard, Cherry Hill, The Ugly Wife, and Pigs. Matt received a BFA in Dramatic Writing from New York University's Tisch School Of The Arts.