Spring Awakening (2-Week Intensive) – Starcatchers Theatre at Willow Bend Center of the Arts

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Please note this production contains sensitive content involving mature themes including suicide, scenes that explore the complexities of human relationships and sexuality, profane gestures, and explicit, repeated profanity. We have approached these topics with care and sensitivity, and we ask that you approach them with an open mind and understanding. Our aim is to foster thought-provoking conversations and create a safe space for exploration within the boundaries of theatrical art.


Thursday, July 13, 7:00 pm
Friday, July 14, 7:00pm
Saturday, July 15,  1:30 and 7:00pm
Sunday, July 16, 1:30 and 5:30pm


The winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, told by Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater through what Entertainment Weekly called, “the most gorgeous Broadway score this decade,” Spring Awakening explores the journey from adolescence to adulthood with a poignancy and passion that is illuminating and unforgettable. The landmark musical is an electrifying fusion of morality, sexuality and rock and roll that is exhilarating audiences across the nation like no other musical in years.

It is 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… until 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 buddy, Moritz – a boy so traumatized by puberty that he can’t concentrate on anything… not that the Headmaster cares. He strikes them both and tells them to turn in their lesson. One afternoon, in a private place in the woods, Melchior and Wendla meet by accident and soon find within themselves a desire unlike anything they’ve ever felt. As they fumble their way into one another’s arms, Moritz flounders and soon fails out of school. When even his one adult friend, Melchior’s mother, ignores his plea for help, he is left so distraught that he can’t hear the promise of life offered by his outcast friend, Ilse. Naturally, the Headmasters waste no time in pinning the “crime” of Moritz’s suicide on Melchior to expel him. And soon, Mama learns that her little Wendla is pregnant. Now the young lovers must struggle against all odds to build a world together for their child.


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