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An Angsty Rock Musical by Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater
The winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, told by Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater through what Entertainment Weekly called, “the most gorgeous Broadway score this decade,” Spring Awakening explores the journey from adolescence to adulthood with a poignancy and passion that is illuminating and unforgettable. The landmark musical is an electrifying fusion of morality, sexuality and rock and roll that is exhilarating audiences across the nation like no other musical in years.
It is Germany, 1891, a world where the grown-ups hold all the cards. The beautiful young Wendla explores the mysteries of her body and wonders aloud where babies come from… until Mama tells her to shut it and put on a proper dress. Elsewhere, the brilliant and fearless young Melchior interrupts a mind-numbing Latin drill to defend his buddy, Moritz – a boy so traumatized by puberty that he can’t concentrate on anything… not that the Headmaster cares. He strikes them both and tells them to turn in their lesson. One afternoon, in a private place in the woods, Melchior and Wendla meet by accident and soon find within themselves a desire unlike anything they’ve ever felt. As they fumble their way into one another’s arms, Moritz flounders and soon fails out of school. When even his one adult friend, Melchior’s mother, ignores his plea for help, he is left so distraught that he can’t hear the promise of life offered by his outcast friend, Ilse. Naturally, the Headmasters waste no time in pinning the “crime” of Moritz’s suicide on Melchior to expel him. And soon, Mama learns that her little Wendla is pregnant. Now the young lovers must struggle against all odds to build a world together for their child.
Join this group of late nineteenth century German students on their passage as the navigate teenage self-discovery and coming of age anxiety in a powerful celebration of youth and rebellion in the daring, remarkable, angsty rock musical adaptation of the seminal play about the trials and tribulations of growing up-Spring Awakening.
This production contains intense adult themes and strong language. Not recommended for children 16 years and under.
Performance Dates & Times
Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 8:00pm
Sunday, March 3, 2019 at 3:00pm
Friday, March 8, 2019 at 8:00pm
Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 8:00pm
Sunday, March 10, 2019 at 3:00pm
Friday, March 15, 2019 at 8:00pm
Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 8:00pm
Sunday, March 17, 2019 at 3:00pm
Friday, March 22, 2019 at 8:00pm
Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 8:00pm
Sunday, March 24, 2019 at 3:00pm
$20.00 – Adult Advance
$16.00 – Senior Advance
$16.00 – Student Advance
$12.00 – Child Advance
Please Note: All individual tickets will have a fee of $2.00 if purchased one hour before the performance.
$17.00 – Adult (10+ per performance)
$15.00 – Students (10+ per performance)
Please Note: Group tickets are not available online at this time. Please call the Box Office at 847.202.5222 or visit our box office for information.
Cutting Hall Performing Arts Center