Ovation Musical Theatre

Proudly presents to Christchurch

Book and Lyrics by

Steven Sater

Music by

Duncan Sheik

Original Broadway Production Produced by IRA PITTELMAN, TOM HULCE, JEFFREY RICHARDS, JERRY FRANKEL, ATLANTIC THEATER COMPANY, Jeffrey Sine, Freddy DeMann, Max Cooper, Mort Swinsky/Cindy and Jay Gutterman/Joe McGinnis/Judith Ann Abrams, ZenDog Productions/CarJac Productions, Aron Bergson Productions/Jennifer Manocherian/Ted Snowdon, Harold Thau/Terry Schnuck/Cold Spring Productions, Amanda Dubois/Elizabeth Eynon Wetherell, Jennifer Maloney/Tamara Tunie/Joe Cilibrasi/StyleFour Productions.

The World Premiere of “SPRING AWAKENING” was produced by the Atlantic Theater Company by special arrangement with Tom Hulce and Ira Pittelman.

Licensed exclusively by Music Theatre International (Australasia).

“Spring Awakening” tells the gripping and poignant coming-of-age tale of a group of young teenagers, exploring the challenges they face as they navigate through the complexities of adolescence in a repressive and conservative society.

Though set in 19th-century Germany, at its core, “Spring Awakening” addresses pertinent and timeless topics that resonate with audiences of all generations. This thought-provoking production confronts difficult issues such as sexual awakening, mental health, abuse, bullying, sexual identity, academic pressures, and the vital importance of open communication between parents and children.

While set in a historical context, the themes explored in “Spring Awakening” remain hauntingly relevant in today’s world, making it a truly universal and emotionally impactful experience.

Based on the Original Play by

Frank Wedekind

Orchestrations

Duncan Sheik

Vocal Arrangements

AnnMarie Milazzo

String Orchestrations

Simon Hale

WE RECOMMEND VIEWING FOR MATURE AUDIENCES ONLY

Children under the age of 13 will not be permitted entry and under 16’s must be accompanied by a parent/caregiver/guardian 18+

DATES

6 to 14 October

LOCATION

The Piano, 156 Armagh Street, Christchurch