Theatre AND DANCE AND MUSIC DEPARTMENTS Event
Spring Awakeningdirected by Ronald Spangler assisted by Timothy L'ecuyer, musical direction by Thomas Martin
Winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Spring Awakening takes its inspiration from one of literature’s most controversial pre-expressionistic masterpieces - Frank Wedekind’s 1891 play of the same name - a work so daring in its depiction of teenage sexual repression and self-discovery, that it was banned from the stage and not performed in its complete form in English for nearly 100 years. The show explores the dangers of a society that won't allow its youth to honestly acknowledge and address their sexuality, which scars their lives in shocking but sadly true-to-life ways. The story, dialogue and costumes suggest the 19th Century, but they are uniquely and perfectly wed to a beautiful alternative pop/rock music score. This show will shock, amaze and move you.
Spring Awakening contains mature subject matter and may not be appropriate for all audiences.
Wednesday-Saturday, November 13-16, 7:30 p.m.