Spring Awakening

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Altarena Playhouse Presents Spring Awakening

 Broadway’s most talked about new musical and the biggest Tony Award winner in years, Spring Awakening, is coming to the Altarena Playhouse June 8 through July 15.

 Set against the backdrop of a repressive and provincial late 19th century Germany, Spring Awakening tells the timeless story of teenage self-discovery and budding sexuality as seen through the eyes of three teenagers. Haunting and provocative, Spring Awakening celebrates an unforgettable journey from youth to adulthood with a power, a poignancy and a passion you will never forget.

 Spring Awakening swept the 2007 Tony Awards winning eight out of its eleven nominations, including Best Musical, Best Director (Michael Mayer), Best Book (Steven Sater), Best Choreography (Bill T. Jones), Best Orchestrations (Duncan Sheik), Best Lighting Design (Kevin Adams), Best Featured Actor (John Gallagher Jr.).

 Based on the infamous 1891 Frank Wedekind play, Spring Awakening features an electrifying score by Duncan Sheik, book and lyrics Steven Sater, Direction by Frederick L. Chacon, Musical Direction by Cary Litchford and Dean Starnes, Choreography by  Christina Lazo.

 Performance times for Spring Awakening are Friday and Saturday nights at 8pm and Sundays at 2pm beginning June 8. Ticket prices are $19 for seniors and students and $22 general admission. Tickets for Spring Awakening are now on sale at Altarena.org or, by phone at 510-523-1553.

Sexually-related themes and some explicit lyrics.

 Pictured in the attached photo are Brendan North as Melchior Gabor and Riley Krull as Wendla Bergman in Altarena Playhouse’s production of Spring Awakening. Directed and produced by Frederick L. Chacon



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