Credit: Jenna Ushkowitz on Instagram Photo: Jenna Ushkowitz With Her Hair Script

Jenna Ushkowitz (Tina) didn’t have as a big a role on Glee Season 5 as we would have liked, but the 28-year-old actress is going to make up for it later this summer when she appears in a production of Hair at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles alongside her Glee co-star, Amber Riley (Mercedes).

Jenna’s Hair role was announced in June (she’s playing Jeanie), and in addition to Amber, the production also stars Kristen Bell as Sheila, former Weeds star Hunter Parrish in the lead role of Claude, and Entourage actress Beverly D’Angelo as Mom. And how’s this for another connection to the FOX dramedy? Frequent Glee director Adam Shankman is heading up the production!


“I’m over the moon about the cast we are assembling,” Adam said in a statement. “The talent that I witnessed throughout the auditioning and overall casting process has been both mind-blowing and deeply humbling. I’m in love with all of them. I can’t wait to get in there with everyone and rock the Bowl this summer, in ways that have never been done there before.”

Performances aren’t scheduled until Friday and Saturday, August 1 and 2, at 8 p.m. PT, and Sunday, August 3, at 7:30 p.m. PT, but the cast is already hard at work. On July 14, Jenna Instagrammed a photo of herself with the Hairscript in hand and wrote, “Just got done with my first pseudo rehearsal. I'm ready. #hairatthebowl.” They only have about two weeks to go, but we have a feeling this production is going to be seriously awesome.

Do you intend to see Jenna, Amber, and the others in Hair? Tell us your plans in the comments below!