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Hair - Hollywood Bowl
August 1, 2014 - SJ Bernly

LOCATION: Hollywood Bowl, LA
Hunter Parrish (Claude), Kristen Bell (Sheila), Benjamin Walker (Berger), Jonah Platt (Woof), Mario (Hud), Jenna Ushkowitz (Jeanie), Amber Riley (Dionne), Sarah Hyland (Crissy)
A fantastic capture of the Hollywood Bowl's annual Broadway show. This production follows the 2009 revival staging fairly closely with some occasional improvised lines and different blocking to accommodate the larger stage. The cast is full of energy; Hunter and Benjamin make a great pair. Kristen's voice isn't as strong as the others, but she's still fun to watch. Amber was the standout for me; she kills all of her solos. Filmed on a tripod, so it's very steady except for the occasional jerkiness when panning. There is a bit of grain in the video due to the distance from the stage, but it's well captured with no blackouts. The only obstruction happens when someone briefly walks across the walkway in front of the camera. It's filmed in 16:9, with a mix of wides, mediums, and close-ups. The sound is excellent as usual. Includes curtain call, encore, and playbill scans.
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