Saturday 7/27: see ‘Hair’ as performed by 90+ alumni of Woodland Hills High School

Performing arts alumni are back in town to stage a fundraiser performance in 48 hours. The high school has been awarded 114 Gene Kelly Awards.

by Aadam Soorma | July 26, 2019

Nearly 100 alumni of Woodland Hills High School are traveling from all over the United States to come back to Pittsburgh for a very unique take on homecoming.

Over the course of 48 hours, the Woodland Hills returnees will stage, rehearse and perform the 1960s Broadway rock musical “Hair.” The efforts will raise funds that benefit future performing arts productions at Woodland Hills High School.

Thomas Crone, Performing Arts Department Chair at WHHS is excited for the camaraderie.

“It’s exciting to get as many people back as possible to relive some memories,” said Crone.

Know Before You Go – Woodland Hills High School Alumni Musical

Interested in being part of this theatrical showcase? Here’s some key info via their Facebook event.

Date: Saturday, July 27

Time: 8 pm to 11 pm

Location: Woodland Hills Senior High School (2550 Greensburg Pike, Churchill, PA 15221)

Tickets: $10 each and can be purchased at the high school ticket box office via cash, check or Venmo.

Parking: could be limited due to summer construction. Pro tip: park up the hill (at the Pace School).

The show features a few prominent alumni

Jared Evans of Radical Trivia is a Woodland Hills High School alum; he carries a leading role in the upcoming alumni performance of “Hair.”

The show also features a talented set of sisters: Tasha Smith has sung backup with Elton John; her sister Candice Smith Lyseight has sang alongside Aretha Franklin.

Two WHHS alumni – E Clayton Cornelius and Rashad V. Chambers – could not back it back to town. They had a prior engagement as a performer and producer on the new Broadway show ‘Ain’t Too Proud’ that follows the journey of The Temptations.

Returning alumni of Woodland Hills High School’s performing arts program going through rehearsals before staging ‘Hair’ on Sat, July 27. Photo: Caitlin Price

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Aadam Soorma

Aadam Soorma

In 2012, Aadam moved to Pittsburgh. He's currently parked (sans chair) in Lawrenceville and plans to stay a while. On the weekends, you'll find him driving a small green bus (Porter Tours) as he leads tours at local breweries.

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