SPRING AWAKENING THE MUSICAL
Set in a small 19th century German town, Melchior (Zachary Taylor), Wendla (Kristin Foreman-Spence), Moritz (Michael Anderson) and the rest of their classmates begin to experience changes that confuse and fascinate them, but coming from a society where discussions regarding sex, fantasy, homosexuality, abuse and alike are deeply frowned upon, the students are confronted with the struggle of dealing with these changes without guidance. The blended sound of both rock and roll and folk music heighten the stakes to make this show a theatrical experience like no other.
Winner of eight Tony awards, including Best Musical, Best Book, Best Original Score, Best Choreography, and Best Director, Spring Awakening is hailed for its bold vision and efforts to blaze a new path for the musical form.
The music is unmistakable. Sheiks dreamy melodies seem unstructured by conventional musical theater standards, and Saters lyrics can tend toward the arcane. But theres a cracked poetry in evidence that fits the material and the painful introspectiveness of adolescence, making the shows youthful spirit feel sincere and heartfelt. Variety (June 2006)
Stage Director - Justin Walsh
Music Director - James W. Fuerst
Michael Anderson (Moritz)
Zachary Taylor (Melchior)
Dane Farrell (Hanschen/Rupert)
Evan Brody (Georg/Dieter)
Jason Messinger (Otto/Ulbrecht)
Antoine Martinez-Jones (Ernst/Reinhold)
Kristin Foreman-Spence (Wendla)
Sarah Adams (Ilse)
Alicia Alaimo (Thea)
Kelsey Hodgekiss (Marta)
Kendra Eckbold (Anna)
Heather Ferrel (Adult Woman)
Michael Sheldon (Adult Man)
All performances take place in Bootless recently renovated theatre located at 1301 N. Broom Street, Wilmington, DE. The intimate seating for Spring Awakening surrounds the stage on three sides, with no seat being is more than 20 feet from the stage to insure every captivating emotional moment is experienced live by the audience.
ADVISORY: Spring Awakening addresses themes of teen sexuality, depression, suicide, abortion and homosexuality, as well as containing simulated sexual activities. The musical is best suited for audience members 14 years of age and older.
Bootless Stageworks @ St. Stephen's Church (View)
1301 North Broom Street
Wilmington, DE 19806
|Minimum Age: 14|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|