Produced by Bill Geraghty & Mark MotzDirected by Jennifer McGuire & Jered Ryan
Musical Direction by Alan Masters
Choreography by Jules Shumate
May 31st - June 8th
Book & Lyrics by Steven Sater
Music by Duncan Sheik
Based on the play by Frank Wedekind
SPRING AWAKENING takes its inspiration from Frank Wedekind's play of the same name; one of literature's most controversial masterpieces – a work so daring in its depiction of teenage self-discovery, it was banned from the stage and not performed in its complete form in English for nearly 100 years.
It's 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. Elsewhere, the brilliant and fearless young Melchior interrupts a mind-numbing Latin drill to defend his buddy Moritz – a boy so traumatized by puberty he can’t concentrate on anything.
Spring Awakening's tragic love story between innocent Wendla and bookish Melchior is a hard-hitting commentary on social repression that resounds plenty in the modern day, but with intense alternative rock music by Duncan Sheik, it's also potent, electrifying theater.
“When the boys and girls venture into the unknown, it takes a village to crush the buds of change. Spring Awakening is a beautiful lust story!” –
Chicago Theater Beat
“Spring Awakening is poetry and emotion brought to painful life. “So dark,” one teen utters as he contemplates a desperate move. But at the same time, it’s so beautiful. The dramatic tension between pain and passion is what’s awakened in this powerful show. It’s a new dynamic, revealing the magnificent potential of musical theater.” –
The venue -
1028 Scott Blvd.
Covington, KY 41011