April 20-22, 27-29, May 4-6, 2018
Based on Frank Wedekind’s groundbreaking and controversial play (once banned in Germany), Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik’s brilliant rock score and searingly emotional book take the story of sexual awakening, youth revolt, and self-discovery into a new century. It’s 1891, and grown-ups hold all the cards.
Headstrong Melchior (Randy Davidson) and naive Wendla (Krystle Bernier) stumble into each others’ arms, passionate and curious, while anxious Moritz (Johnny Gordon) struggles to live up to the stringent expectations of society. With only each other for guidance, this group of young men (Jeff Baum, Peter Vaiknoras, Kevin Lempke, and Ben Cantwell) and women (Kenzie Johnson, Brooke Martineau, Kristin O'Brien, Nikki Wadleigh) and travel the fraught and rocky path of adolescence, discovering their bodies, their minds, and themselves along the way. An electric, vibrant celebration of youth and rebellion, Spring Awakening fuses issues of morality, sexuality, and rock and roll into a story that packs a powerful emotional punch.
Also featuring: Monique DuBois, Leon Jerfita, Silk Johnson, Emma Redman, Lisa Rizzo, Kaihla Laurent, Issac Goldbaum,
and Gabriel Steinback
Rated R. Due to mature content, parents are strongly cautioned. Material may not be suitable for young audiences.
The April 27 and May 5 performances will be ASL (American Sign Language) interpreted. Please purchase seats in section 3 for the best viewing of the interpreters. If you do not need these services please avoid that section on those days unless no other seats are available.