Book and Lyrics by Steven Sater
Music by Ducan Sheik
Based on the Play by Frank Wedekind
March 8 – April 5, 2014
Directed by Aric Martin
Choreographed by Lauren Blair
Produced by Joe Anderson
WARNING: Coarse language, adult themes, sexual references
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Winner of 8 Tony Awards including
SPRING AWAKENING is a rock musical adaptation of Frank Wedekind’s 1891 expressionist play about the trials and tribulations, and the exhilaration of the teen years.
It’s Germany, 1891. The beautiful young Wendla explores her body and asks her mother where babies come from. Elsewhere, the brilliant and fearless young Melchior defends his buddy Moritz — a boy so traumatized by puberty he can’t concentrate on anything. One afternoon in the woods, Wendla and Melchior discover a desire unlike anything they’ve ever felt. SPRING AWAKENING explores the confusion and desperation that ensue when the onrushing tide of hormones meets the ignorance of children. SPRING AWAKENING celebrates the unforgettable journey from youth to adulthood with a power, poignancy, and passion that you will never forget.
Annie Claire Hudson