Mainstage

Rescheduled September 17th – 24th, 2020

SPRING AWAKENING

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September 17th – 24th

SPRING AWAKENING

Books and Lyrics by Steven Sater

Music by Duncan Sheik

Based on the play by Frank Wedekind

Directed Kikau Alvaro

Musical Direction by Anthony Smith

An angsty rock musical adaptation about the trials and tribulations of teenage life, set in 19th century Germany.

SPRING AWAKENING explores the heart wrenching journey from adolescence to adulthood with a poignancy and passion that is illuminating and unforgettable. Creators Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik collaborated to make a landmark musical with an electrifying fusion of morality, sexuality and rock and roll. The original Broadway production of SPRING AWAKENING was winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

SPRING AWAKENING is based on the 1891 play by Frank Wedekind (subtitled “A Children’s Tragedy”), a German playwright considered one of the forerunners of the expressionist movement. SPRING AWAKENING follows a group of late nineteenth century German students as they navigate teenage self-discovery in an ultra-conservative, sexually repressed world.

This pop rock musical uses song to express the character’s inner landscape—a turmoil of anguish, desire and yearning. The stark contrast of the 19th century setting with the modern soundtrack creates a powerful celebration of youth and rebellion in the daring & remarkable SPRING AWAKENING.

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Book & Lyrics by Steven Sater
Music by Duncan Sheik
Based on the play by Frank Wedekind

THE CREATIVE / DESIGN TEAM
Direction………………………………….Kikau Alvaro
Musical Direction……………………Anthony Smith
Intimacy Direction……………………….Jenny Male
Dialect Coach ……………………Karen Kopryanksi
Scenic Design ………………………. Chris Raintree
Costume Design …………………….. Audrey Reed
Lighting Design …………………..Emily Steinmiller
Sound Design …………………. Thomas Vecchione
Dramaturgy ………… Bryant Pugh, Laine Wagner
Production Stage Manager…. Gracelyn Shalaski

THE CAST
Melchior Gabor ……………………. Mitchell Ashe
Wendla Bergmann…………………..Kylee Downie
Moritz Stiefel ……………………….Jalen Thurman
Ilse Neumann ………………………. Mariah Batten
Hänschen Rilow …………………Drewe Goldstein
Martha Bessell……………………… Asjah Janece
Ernst Röbel……………………………….Seth Lyons
Georg Zirschnitz …………………….. Isaac Baron
Otto Lämmermeier …………………..Henry Boyle
Thea………………………………….Khadijah Franks
Anna …………………………………………Zoë Dean
Greta Brandenburg ……………….Hanna Clinton
Bobby Maler ……………………………..Guy Liskey
Melitta……………………………………Jet Davidson
Adult Man …………………………….Andrew Bryce
Adult Woman …………………………Erica Hughes

Tickets at vcutheatre.showclix.com
General Admission $25
VCU Faculty / Alumni and Seniors $20
VCU Students $10

 

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