Kyle Raibko, Ace Young, Diana DeGarmo, and Jason Wooten

Ace Young and Diana Degarmo debuted as Berger and Sheila last night (March 9)in the new Broadway company of Hair, at the Al Hirschfield Theater in New York City.

I’m hearing both got naked for the big clothing-optional nude scene at the end of Act 1, with Ace standing right out front, and Diana in the back. Shedding that squeaky-clean Idol image in 1…2…3…

  • For more photos from opening night, check out this link right HERE.

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  • Daytripper73

    Here’s a great picture of Diana and Ace at curtain call:
    http://images.broadwayworld.com/upload3/110490/tn-500_younghairwm310933.jpg

    I’m not surprised Diana did the scene. I don’t know much about Ace but I’ve followed Diana long enough to know she’s a team player and wouldn’t refuse to do what the role called for, and what the rest of the cast was doing.

  • Lu

    I wasn’t sure what I might see when I clicekd on the pics… LOL… but I admit I DID click.

  • Hazehel

    At least Ace will look good naked, not sure about Diana though.

    If Ace’s trousers go any lower in the picture above he would have shown everything.

  • rayni

    I’m up for nekkid Ace pics….

  • mr

    Yes- but how was their ACTING??? They are, after all- the leading roles (along with Claude)…

    And I don’t think Idol will ever have a squeaky clean image after Adam Lambert :-)

  • jersey

    I clicked too. Was hoping for more. :-( (kind of just kidding)

  • schmanda

    Lu, I think the phrase you’re looking for is “cautiously optimistic.” :D

  • Niall

    Hazehel:
    03/10/2010 at 1:47 pm
    At least Ace will look good naked, not sure about Diana though.
    If Ace’s trousers go any lower in the picture above he would have shown everything.

    How they look isn’t the point or purpose of the scene. It’s a short 15 second scene before the curtain falls on act 1, features the entire cast and isn’t lit or staged in a way that is sexual or gratuitous. Having that out of the way, Diana D is a young and thin female. She probably has less reason to be self conscious than most.

  • http://youtube.com/user/ConcertCameraCat Sparkles

    Wow, Ace has gotten even better looking since Season 5.

  • IdolThoughts

    So…they’re totally naked as in…his peen is showing? Wow…that’s awkward. What’s the purpose of them all being naked as it relates to the storyline?

  • Daytripper73

    So…they’re totally naked as in…his peen is showing? Wow…that’s awkward. What’s the purpose of them all being naked as it relates to the storyline?

    The show was created in the wake of the Vietnam war and all the rebellion and strife. It’s part of the tribe’s “Be-In” and takes place after Claude sings about whether or not he should go to Vietnam or burn his draft card. It’s dimly lit and very brief. The entire cast walks onto the stage behind Claude and they chant something along the lines of “Beads Freedom Happiness Peace” before the curtain comes down and the scene ends. It’s not just Ace and Diana, we’re talking 20-25 cast members all on stage. It’s gutsy but gets more attention than warranted. Considering Diana and Ace are also on stage participating in songs like “Sodomy” and “Hashish,” a brief non-sexual nude scene is tame in comparison.

    As far as reviews, the knock on Ace is that he played Berger as too much of an arrogant douchebag and made it tough for some to see why Claude and Sheila love him.

    The knock on Diana so far seems to be either she’s not blonde like the previous actress (which makes no sense) or some of her acting choices were different than the previous actress. One person flat out hated her acting from top to bottom. Other people like her acting choices and think she’s a perfect “girl next door” type, and believe Ace will find the right balance with Berger.

    What is interesting is Hair has a subset of fans who are cray cray just like American Idol fans. They are super loyal to the original cast and their reviews of last night were pretty eyeroll inducing, given the ax they seem to be grinding.

  • http://www.TheAdamLambertConnection.com/forum flynnsgirl

    Ace wears a flesh colored sock.
    The naked scene represents their expression of defiance and freedom against conservative society.
    It’s a pretty important part of the show.

  • Teenytiny7

    They look great in costume. I’m hoping to see them (well, Diana specifically) in a few months.

    flynnsgirl, were you there last night? I’d be curious to know if Diana has something similar (can’t imagine her doing the scene completely nude, even if she is in the back).

  • Lu

    schmanda:
    03/10/2010 at 2:41 pm
    Lu, I think the phrase you’re looking for is “cautiously optimistic.”

    Busted… :)

  • http://twitter.com/cara_lee pj

    The main question is…. is Ace wearing extensions?

    On his hair. Ahem.