book and lyrics by Steven Sater
music by Duncan Sheik
Spring Awakening is a rock musical that opened on Broadway in 2006 and went on to win eight Tony Awards the following year, including Tonys for Best Musical, Direction, and Book. It is based on the 1891 play by Frank Wedekind of the same title, which was banned and censored for decades due to its raw portrayal of teenage sexuality and its criticism of oppressive 19th century German culture.
Spring Awakening is directed by Jamie Horton and choreographed by Keith Coughlin, with costume design by Laurie Churba Kohn, set design by Georgi Alexi-Meskhishvili, lighting and projection design by Dan Kotlowitz, and musical direction by Joel Mercier. The stage manager is Victoria Fox '15.
It opens Friday, February 21st at 8 PM and runs through Sunday, March 2nd. There will be a post-performance discussion with the director and cast immediately following the performance on Friday, February 27th.
MARCH 5, 6, 7 @ 8 PM in the Bentley
$3 TICKETS GO ON SALE AT HOP BOX OFFICE STARTING FEB 26
London, 1610: With the master of the house away, a crooked butler sets up with a phony alchemist and a cunning femme fatale to rob the neighborhood blind. This frantically paced farce will feature sword fights, quick changes, puppets, and dirty jokes. Ben Jonson was a poet, a playwright, a bricklayer, a skeptic, a convicted murderer, and a suspected revolutionary, as well as a friend and rival to William Shakespeare. His plays tend to feature urban settings, lower class protagonists, and morally ambiguous endings. If you like Shakespeare, but always wished he'd write plays about urban riff raff where the bad guys win, then you need to check out The Alchemist.
The winner of this Winter's YOUR SPACE production lottery is Casual Thursday, a student-run improv group. Don't miss this sketch comedy show with college themes and hilarious situations!
A company of student actors collaborate for two weeks to write and rehearsal a 30-play show. All 30 original plays will be presented in 60 minutes -- and the audience chooses the order of the plays each night! (The concept for the show comes from a theater company in Chicago called "The Neofuturists.")Produced by Amber Porter '14
February 1 @ 8 PM
Bentley Theater ~ Free Admission
Last Updated: 2/25/14