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.
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.” —Daily Herald _
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