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Theater Wit
1229 West Belmont Chicago, IL 60640
773-975-8150
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Street parking is sometimes available, particularly for matinees. Or, for $10 (payable immediately) have one of the valets park your car. Call ahead to make sure the valet service will be offered for the performance you plan to attend.
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Gloria Jean Waber
Allow plenty of time to find parking. Theater has a very small lot that is hard to find.
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3 reviews
4 stars
attended Nov 27 2011

Took my 18 year old to see it, and I actually saw this in NYC prior to it hitting broadway so I was skeptical how good it would be.I WAS WRONG, Cast was AMAZING!! So glad I got to see its preview, even when stripped of a big production this does...continued

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60 stars
attended Dec 02 2011

For all the hype, I was somewhat disappointed. The story centers around 8th - 9th graders coming into their sexual awakening, I had mistakenly been told it was about late teens/early twenties, so the story was very different than expected....continued

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attended Nov 27 2011

I have seen Spring Awakening several times on the big stage and this production does a great job bringing the big stage production close up. I would recommend this production. It is a small theatre, but I would recommend getting their early to...continued

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Website

http://griffintheatre.com

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.*” *_—Time Out Chicago (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.”  —
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Description

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 Company

The 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.