Hit Musical Spring Awakening from Griffin Theatre Company
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The last date listed for Spring Awakening was Sunday January 8, 2012 / 3:00pm.
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The head of a university in a small town, Dean Wreen's going through a rough patch in life. Midlife's coming toward her at top speed, her school is in dire financial trouble (so she wants to close the school's natural history museum), her ex has returned to live with her (much to the chagrin of her much younger current girlfriend) and she's about to have some other giant, prehistoric problems to contend with in the academic sex comedy Seven Homeless Mammoths Wander New England. Hailed by The New York Times as "smart, clever ... lively and literate," Mammoths was written by award-winning playwright Madeleine George (The Zero Hour, Precious Little). Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
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The event space was small and the seating was slightly crowded. The second row did not have great visability. However, I really liked the way the seating was arranged around the stage and felt like I was really in the action. The play was interesting and different, which I liked, and some of the songs were excellent.
Quotes & Highlights
- "In its first Chicago-born production, Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik’s electrified update of Frank Wedekind’s 19th-century play retains the honesty and energy that make it such a successful portrait of timeless teen angst. Among the excellent young company, Josh Salt and Aja Wiltshire as Melchior and Wendla feel like major discoveries. If you want to catch the next generation of Chicago musical-theater talent, this is a good start to your awakening.<strong>" </strong><em>--Time Out Chicago </em>(Critic's Pick)
- “There’s an immediacy to director Jonathan Berry's up-close-and-personal production which places the actors so close to the audience, they can see the tear tracks running down Salt's face … The scale is reduced, yet Berry retains the raw energy and tension that is so crucial to the show. Moreover, he has assembled a cast of young, imminently watchable singer/actors (several making their professional debuts) who personify the notion of the whole-as-greater-than-the-sum-of-its-parts. Individually, they're good. Together they're glorious, as evidenced by their performance of pulsating anthems like “Totally (expletive),” an expression of defiance in the face of defeat. Credit music director and conductor Allison Kane, whose rockin' quintet plays Sheik's lovely, haunting score.” —<em>Daily Herald </em>
The Tony Award-winning Musical
Book and Lyrics by Steven Sater
Music by Duncan Sheik
Based on the play by Frank Wedekind
The Tony Award-winning musical that change musical theater on Broadway forever in its first made in Chicago production. A groundbreaking fusion of morality, sexuality, and rock & roll that celebrates the unforgettable journey from youth to adulthood.
Directed by Jonathan Berry
About the Ticket Supplier: Griffin Theatre CompanyThe mission of the Griffin Theatre Company is to create extraordinary and meaningful theatrical experiences for both children and adults by building bridges of understanding between generations that instill in its
audience an appreciation of the performing arts. Through artistic collaboration the Griffin Theatre Company produces literary adaptations, original work and classic plays that challenge and inspire, with wit,
style and compassion for the audience.