Spring Awakening, the Tony Award-winning musical by Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater based upon the play by Frank Wedekind, opens at Clarksville's Roxy Regional Theatre for an April 13-May 15 run, starring Matt DuMont as Melchior and Hannah Church as Wendla.
Winner of eight Tony Awards including Best Musical, Spring Awakening celebrates the journey from youth to adulthood with "a power, poignancy and passion that you will never forget," a press release says. Adapted from Frank Wedekind's 1891 expressionist play about the trials, tears and exhilaration of the teen years, this rock-infused musical was hailed as the "Best Musical of the Year" by the New York Times, New York Post, Star Ledger, Journal News, New York Observer and USA Today.
Set in a socially and sexually repressive village in 19th century Germany, this coming of age story follows teenagers Melchior (Matt DuMont), Wendla (Hannah Church), and Moritz (Gregory Pember) on their journeys of self-discovery. Also featured are Melanie Beck, Josh Bernaski, Ryan Bowie, Regan Featherstone, Humberto Figueroa, Leslie Greene, Erin Keas, Ashley Laverty, John McDonald, Hollie Morse, Sean Ormond, Rob Rodems, Cassie Thompson and Kendall Anne Thompson.
With book and lyrics by Steven Sater
and music by Duncan Sheik
(known for his 1996 radio hit "Barely Breathing"), Spring Awakening
is directed and choreographed by Tom Thayer and features Thayer on piano, alongside Vicki King and Wayne Wyman on strings, Bruce Ervin on bass, Thad Wallus on drums and Jarrod Jackson on guitar.
This production contains strong language, sexual situations and subject matter not appropriate for all audiences. Spring Awakening
runs April 13 through May 15, playing Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. There are no performances on April 18, 19, 20 and 21. All tickets are $20 and may be purchased online at www.roxyregionaltheatre.org
, by phone at (931)645-7699, or at the theatre during regular box office hours (9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Friday). The 8 p.m. performance on Friday, April 13, is The Roxy's regular pay-what-you-can preview; all tickets not pre-sold at the regular ticket price will go on sale at 7:30 p.m. for whatever price you wish to pay.