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Spring Awakening - The Musical

Spring Awakening is the Tony Award winning story of youth, rebellion, sexuality and mortality set to a beautiful contemporary rock and folk infused score that conveys teenage turmoil in unexpected and heartfelt ways. The electrifying musical is set in Germany 1891, in a world where the adults hold all the cards and the youth struggle through the adversity of coming of age in a time when sexual education is non-existent.

StageArt has gathered a stellar creative team to bring this powerful and daring tale of teenage angst and self-discovery to life. Spring Awakening is directed by Robbie Carmellotti (The Color Purple, HAIR), who is also an Executive Producer alongside Katherine Armstrong. Caleb Garfinkel (The Color Purple) is Musical Director and renowned contemporary Choreographer Zoee Marsh is making her musical theatre debut.

“Spring Awakening transports us to a time and place which is almost unrecognisable to today’s society, yet remarkably the show’s contents still strike a resonating chord in all. You can’t help but get empathetically swept up into the fatal lives of these young people, who are just trying to understand the world they live in, the bodies they are home to and the urges they feel,” says Director Robbie Carmellotti. 

Spring Awakening is a 2006 Broadway musical adaptation of the 1906 play by Frank Wedekind, with music by Duncan Sheik and a book and lyrics by Steven Sater. The original Broadway production won 8 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Direction, Book, Score and Featured Actor. The original cast also received a Grammy Award. Licences exclusively by Music Theatre International (Australasia). All performance materials supplied by Hal Leonard Australia. 


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