Markki Stroem stars in Rep's production of 'Hair'


Posted at Aug 30 2017 05:20 PM

Markki Stroem. Handout photo

MANILA – Singer-actor Markki Stroem joins the cast of Repertory Philippines’ staging of “Hair,” dubbed as the first tribal love-rock musical on Broadway.

Set in the 1960s, “Hair” tells the story of twenty-something hippies in New York City protesting the Vietnam War.

The musical is known for its groundbreaking use of rock music in theater, and for its depiction of realities in the 1960s such as the bohemian underground, the sexual revolution, and the anti-war movement. 

Some of the memorable songs in the musical include “Let the Sun Shine In,” “Aquarius,” and “Good Morning Sunshine.” 

Stroem alternates with Topper Fabregas as the Oklahoma farm boy Claude. 

Also part of the cast are George Schulze as the charismatic tribe leader Berger, and Caisa Borromeo as Sheila.

Rep’s “Hair” is directed by Chris Millado, with Ejay Yatco as musical director. The musical will run from November 17 to December 17 at Onstage Theater at Greenbelt 1 mall in Makati City.

Tickets are available at Ticketworld.