Spring Awakening

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SPRING AWAKENING

Book & lyrics by Steven Sater, music by Duncan Sheik, based on the play by Frank Wedekind.

It's Germany, 1891. A world where the grown-ups hold all the cards. The beautiful young Wendla explores the mysteries of her body, and wonders aloud where babies come from, till Mama tells her to shut it, and put on a proper dress. Elsewhere, the brilliant and fearless young Melchior interrupts a mind-numbing Latin drill to defend his friend Moritz - a boy so traumatized by puberty he can't concentrate on anything. Join this group of late 19th century German students on their passage as they navigate teenage self-discovery and coming of age anxiety in a powerful celebration of youth and rebellion in this daring, remarkable rock musical.

Parental advisory, explicit language, themes of suicide and scenes of a sexual nature - age recommendation of 15 +

Performed by Windsor College Performing Arts students. Featuring live accompaniment by The Old Court Jazz Vanguard.

This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe).

Running time: 2 hours 20 minutes including 20 minute interval