Directed by Granada Artist Stafford Arima
Book and Lyrics by Steven Sater; Music by Duncan Sheik
Based on the play by Frank Wedekind
Choreographed by Chris McCoy
Main Theatre, Wright Hall
Tickets: General $18/22; Students, Children & Seniors $16/20
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Rated R for adult material including violence, sexuality and language.
Spring Awakening, the rock musical and winner of eight Tony Awards, is a provocative exploration of the journey from adolescence to adulthood. This bold and poignant story follows a group of teenage friends as they cope with the agonies and ecstasies of discovering their sexuality. The characters struggle to figure out who they are while dealing with difficult issues including abortion, homosexuality, rape, child abuse and suicide. Set in late-19th century Germany, the angst, emotion, desire and romance still ring true today.
Director and Granada Artist-in-Residence Stafford Arima was nominated for an Olivier Award for his direction of the West End premiere of Ragtime. Other work includes: The King & I and Miss Saigon at Music Circus; Carrie, nominated for an Outer Critics Award for Outstanding Revival of a Musical, and five Drama Desk Awards including Outstanding Revival of a Musical, MCC Theater; Allegiance, nominated for six Craig Noel Awards including Outstanding Direction of a Musical, awarded Outstanding New Musical, The Old Globe; and Altar Boyz, Best Off-Broadway Musical Outer Critics Circle Award and seven Drama Desk Award nominations, New World Stages.
Spring Awakening’s designers include two Department of Theatre and Dance faculty members honored for their work on Broadway and the big screen: Scenic Designer John Iacovelli and Costume Designer Maggie Morgan. Lighting design is by visiting professional Michael Palumbo.
There will be talk-backs with the director and other company members directly after the performance on opening night, Thursday November 21, and again on Thursday, December 5.
(Spring Awakening is presented by special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019. Phone (212)541.4684. Fax (212)397.4684. www.MTIShows.com.)