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Spring Awakening

Spring Awakening

Runs April 16 through April 26

Tony Award-winning musical Spring Awakening retells Frank Wedekind’s controversial German play from 1891. The story follows a group of teenagers on a quest of self-discovery which includes love, sexuality, friendship, and rebellion as they find themselves pitted against a repressive status quo. Duncan Sheik’s music, at once haunting and driving, paired with Steven Sater’s postmodern book and lyrics serve as ironic counterpoints to the inflexible conventions of late nineteenth century Germany.

While the musical uses alternative rock music to give voice and universality to the inner feelings of disempowered youth, it also explores darker themes including child abuse and suicide. In many ways it holds up a mirror to our own time as it confronts the challenges of adolescence, a challenge that is sometimes difficult for the adult world to navigate.

Mature subject matter. Not appropriate for children.

Thursday, April 23 pre-show conversation at 6:30 pm: “Sex, Suicide and Rock and Roll: Are taboos harmful or healthy?”

April 16-18, 7:30 pm
April 19, 2 pm
April 23-25, 7:30 pm
April 26, 2 pm

Tickets: $15 general/$10 non-Salem State students and seniors. Salem State students admitted free with ID.

Purchase online or at: 978.542.6365.



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The Center for the Arts provides diverse, high quality and affordable events in theatre, dance, music, creative writing and art for all members of the university community and the greater North Shore. We produce nearly one hundred events each year from student performances to world class artists and performers.

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