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Spring Awakening The Musical

Adapted from German classic play
by Frank Wedekind

Tony Award Winner – Best Musical, Best Score, Best Book.
Grammy Award Winner – Best Musical Show Album

Director – Ben Emerson
Musical Director – Michael Nicholas Williams
Choreographer – Manuel Solomon

Music by Tony and Grammy
award winner Duncan Sheik
Book and lyrics by American poet, playwright, lyricist, tv and screenwriter Steven Sater

“One of the greatest musicals of the last decade.” –
The New York Times

Adapted from the ground-breaking German classic play by Frank Wedekind (1891), this Tony Award-winning, contemporary and electrifying alt-rock musical rollercoaster explores the troubled journey from adolescence to adulthood.

In a world where sex and passion are repressed, and confusion and ignorance are capable of bringing both salvation and destruction, Spring Awakening explores the Bitch of Living for young people denied knowledge, power and autonomy. Audiences follow the anguished journey of sexual awakening with illuminating and hauntingly unforgettable poignancy in an effort to discover the beauty of living in this melancholic, complicated world.

Featuring music by Duncan Sheik and book and lyrics by Steven Sater, Spring Awakening forces audiences to question their own views on love, guilt, passion, life, and the impact that their perspectives, expectations and actions have on others. Exhilarating audiences across the world, Spring Awakening is at its heart, the story of young people struggling against all odds to build a world and find a place for themselves.

10 - 21 April

BATS Theatre, 1 Kent Terrace / (04) 802 4175

Performance Times:
Tues - Sat 8pm

Adult $22 / Concession $18

To arrange an interview or for more information please contact:

Spring Awakening is licensed exclusively by Music Theatre International (Australasia). All performance materials supplied by Hal Leonard Australia.

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