Spring Awakening


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Event Status
Nov. 6, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 7, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 8, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 10, 2019, 2 p.m.
Nov. 12, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 13, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 14, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 15, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 16, 2019, 2 p.m.
Nov. 16, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 17, 2019, 2 p.m.
Nov. 19, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 20, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 21, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 22, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 23, 2019, 2 p.m.
Nov. 23, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 24, 2019, 2 p.m.
Oscar G. Brockett Theatre

Book and Lyrics by Steven Sater
Music by Duncan Sheik
Based on the play by Frank Wedekind

Directed by Anna Skidis Vargas

Winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Spring Awakening explores the journey from adolescence to adulthood as a group of young people struggle with questions of morality, sexuality and self-identity. Set to a punk rock score, this groundbreaking musical personifies the struggles of growing up and finding your own unique voice.

Spring Awakening tells a story of adolescent love, the trials of puberty and the friendships built in the face of an uncomprehending world. Inspired by Frank Wedekind's once-banned and still provocative German play from 1891, Spring Awakening holds up a mirror to our own time and has established itself as a must-see musical of a new generation. 

Spring Awakening contains mature themes, sexuality and scenes of suicide and assault. Recommended for audiences 18+. 

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Preview: November 6 at 7:30 p.m.
Opening: November 7 at 7:30 p.m.
Additional Performances: November 8, 12–16, 19–23 at 7:30 p.m. and November 10, 16–17, 23–24 at 2:00 p.m.

Post-performance discussions will be held following the 2:00 p.m. performances on November 10, 17 and 24 in the Oscar G. Brockett Theatre with members of the Spring Awakening team. Conversations will be held around the topics of navigating grief, suicide prevention and sexual assault. 

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About the Director 

Anna Skidis Vargas is an M.F.A. in Directing candidate who works primarily on musicals, devised theatre and the stories of underrepresented groups. She is the founder of Theatre Nuevo in Saint Louis, where she produced and directed This is Not Funny, Orgullo, Acronyms, Hell and Luchadora!, for which she was nominated for Outstanding Director and Outstanding Production of a Comedy by the Saint Louis Theater Circle. Skidis Vargas has received two Circle Awards for her performances in Lizze, the Musical and Spring Awakening and has been named a "Rising Leader of Color" by Theatre Communications Group (TCG). She holds a B.A. in Performance from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. skidisvargas.com

Spring Awakening is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre Internation (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI, 423 West 55th Street, New York, NY 10019.

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