Set against the backdrop of a repressive and provincial late 19th century Germany, “Spring Awakening” follows a group of young students as they navigate through teenage self-discovery and coming of age anxiety.
Photo courtesy of: Ohio University Performing Arts Series
Mar 23, 2011
From staff reports
The 2010-2011 national tour of "Spring Awakening" is coming to Ohio University on Wednesday, March 30.
The eight-time Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, featuring what Entertainment Weekly called “The most gorgeous Broadway score this decade,” will play Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium for one performance beginning at 7:30 p.m.
Based on the 1891 Frank Wedekind play, the landmark musical is a stirring combination of sexuality, morality and rock 'n' roll that is captivating audiences across the nation like no other musical in years. "Spring Awakening" features an award-winning and evocative story with a score by Duncan Sheik, book and lyrics by Steven Sater, and original direction and choreography by Michael Mayer and Bill Jones, respectively.
Set against the backdrop of a repressive and provincial late 19th century Germany, “Spring Awakening” follows a group of young students as they navigate through teenage self-discovery and coming-of-age anxiety. A powerful celebration of youth and rebellion The New York Times raved, “Broadway may never be the same.”
The Broadway production opened on Dec. 10, 2006 at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre. The original cast recording of “Spring Awakening” won the 2008 Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album. Originally produced by Ira Pittelman, Tom Hulce, Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel and the Atlantic Theatre Co., the 2010-2011 national tour of “Spring Awakening” is produced by NETworks Presentations, LLC.
“Spring Awakening” contains mature themes, sexual situations and strong language. For additional information visit www.springawakeningontour.com.*
This event is part of the Ohio University Performing Art Series. Tickets start at $20 for OHIO students. To order, call (740) 593-1780 or visit www.ohio.edu/performingarts.