Overview

For a repressed group of teenagers, the road to adulthood is fraught with suffocating confusion in Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater’s Tony-winning adaptation of Frank Wedekind’s prescient 19th-century drama. As the adults in their lives exert control but withhold guidance, Melchior, Wendla, Moritz, Ilse, and their friends navigate blindly through the enigma of their burgeoning sexuality. Both haunting and high-octane, the score bristles with anthems to adolescence like “Mama Who Bore Me” and “The Bitch of Living,” and is infused with a blend of folk, pop, and rock that gives this tale unexpected soul. With generational gaps growing wider than ever, the angst and defiance at the heart of this boundary-pushing musical act as a bridge between our deeply personal yet wholly universal experiences.

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Cristina Sastre (Wendla) and the cast of SPRING AWAKENING by C. Stanley Photography.
Cristina Sastre (Wendla) and the cast of SPRING AWAKENING by C. Stanley Photography.
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Evan Daves (Melchior), Christian Montgomery (Hanschen), Carson Collins (Georg), Michael J. Mainwaring (Otto), and Sean Watkinson (Moritz). Photo by C. Stanley Photography.
Evan Daves (Melchior), Christian Montgomery (Hanschen), Carson Collins (Georg), Michael J. Mainwaring (Otto), and Sean Watkinson (Moritz). Photo by C. Stanley Photography.
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Evan Daves (Melchior) and Cristina Sastre (Wendla) in SPRING AWAKENING. Photo by C. Stanley Photography.
Evan Daves (Melchior) and Cristina Sastre (Wendla) in SPRING AWAKENING. Photo by C. Stanley Photography.
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Cristina Sastre (Wendla) in SPRING AWAKENING. Photo by C. Stanley Photography.
Cristina Sastre (Wendla) in SPRING AWAKENING. Photo by C. Stanley Photography.
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Kalen Robinson (Thea), Cristina Sastre (Wendla), and Chani Wereley (Martha) in SPRING AWAKENING. Photo by C. Stanley Photography.
Kalen Robinson (Thea), Cristina Sastre (Wendla), and Chani Wereley (Martha) in SPRING AWAKENING. Photo by C. Stanley Photography.
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Tonya Beckman (Adult Women) and Bobby Smith (Adult Men) in SPRING AWAKENING. Photo by C. Stanley Photography.
Tonya Beckman (Adult Women) and Bobby Smith (Adult Men) in SPRING AWAKENING. Photo by C. Stanley Photography.
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The cast of SPRING AWAKENING. Photo by C. Stanley Photography.
The cast of SPRING AWAKENING. Photo by C. Stanley Photography.
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Cristina Sastre (Wendla) and Evan Daves (Melchior) in SPRING AWAKENING. Photo by C. Stanley Photography.
Cristina Sastre (Wendla) and Evan Daves (Melchior) in SPRING AWAKENING. Photo by C. Stanley Photography.
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Evan Daves (Melchior) in SPRING AWAKENING. Photo by C. Stanley Photography.
Evan Daves (Melchior) in SPRING AWAKENING. Photo by C. Stanley Photography.
Production Photos
Evan Daves (Melchior) and the cast of SPRING AWAKENING. Photo by C. Stanley Photography.
Evan Daves (Melchior) and the cast of SPRING AWAKENING. Photo by C. Stanley Photography.
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Sean Watkinson (Moritz) in SPRING AWAKENING. Photo by C. Stanley Photography.
Sean Watkinson (Moritz) in SPRING AWAKENING. Photo by C. Stanley Photography.
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Jane Bernhard (Ilse) and Sean Watkinson (Moritz) in SPRING AWAKENING. Photo by C. Stanley Photography.
Jane Bernhard (Ilse) and Sean Watkinson (Moritz) in SPRING AWAKENING. Photo by C. Stanley Photography.
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James Mernin (Ernst) and Christian Montgomery (Hanschen) in SPRING AWAKENING. Photo by C. Stanley Photography.
James Mernin (Ernst) and Christian Montgomery (Hanschen) in SPRING AWAKENING. Photo by C. Stanley Photography.
Production Photos
Sean Watkinson (Moritz), Evan Daves (Melchior), and Cristina Sastre (Wendla) in SPRING AWAKENING. Photo by C. Stanley Photography.
Sean Watkinson (Moritz), Evan Daves (Melchior), and Cristina Sastre (Wendla) in SPRING AWAKENING. Photo by C. Stanley Photography.

Extras

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