Producers Donna Kimberlin and Howard Gross
Director Corey Rubel
Assistant Director/Choreographer Jillian Kimberlin
Musical Director TBA
RATED: R (mature subject matter)
ALL TICKETS – $16 reserved seating – NO DISCOUNTS accepted for this production
Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00PM – Sundays at 2:00PM
Spring Awakening is a musical, based on a play of the same name written in 1891 by Frank Wedekind. It’s a coming-of-age story that takes place in a provincial German town in the late nineteenth century and shows the consequences of living in a repressive socity. Steven Sater, who wrote the book and lyrics, has said the impulse in writing the show was “a desire to move hearts and try and change the world a little.” Although Spring Awakening deals with very important themes, it also has a lot of humor and a great deal of fun. Teenagers will easily identify, and identify with, the characters on stage.
This production features a rock score with songs revealing private yearnings, hopes and anguish of the show’s teenage characters. As these feelings are timeless and universal, the writers chose to have the boys and girls assume the manner of contemporary teens when performing the songs. The language is frank and reflects the way many contemporary teenagers speak. The words are sometimes raw, but they’re never used for the sake of being vulgar, they are honest expressions of feelings.
We will deal with mature themes and these include moments of brutality and sexual situations. One of the main goals of the creative team is to open the lines of communication between parents and children, enabling them to discuss difficult and significant topics. Our production will not include any nudity.
Abortion and religion are crucial to the plot of Spring Awakening, but the theater and the authors do not take a stand either advocating or opposing anything. The script promotes an open dialogue between teenagers and their parents about these and other issues addressed in this show.
Parents are the best judge of whether your child is mature enough to handle the subject matter of this show. As a rule, the show is recommended for those 15 and older. However, there are 15-year-olds who might not be emotionally prepared to deal with the themes and candid nature of Spring Awakening, just as there are 13-year-olds who are emotionally prepared to handle the subject matter. Only a parent can decide.
|Donna N. Kimberlin
|David Neil Regner
|Carly Bauer, Alex Klein
|Teen Production Staff
|Assistants to the Director
|Assistant to the Musical Directors
|Assistants to the Choreographer
|Assistant to the Lighting Designer
|Assistant to the Sound Designer