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Review: ‘Spring Awakening’ by Ovations Theatre

The cast of Ovations Theatre’s production of Spring Awakening could sing the phone book and still be entrancing. Director Darnell Patrick Morris brought a fresh approach to the Tony Award-winning musical. The juxtaposition of modern music with costumes and set from the late 1800s helps display the universality of teen angst: the thirst for knowledge, […]

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‘Spring Awakening’ at The Brooks Atkinson Theatre in NYC

Some time between 1890 and 1891 Frank Wedekind managed to complete a play in his native German, which contained all sorts of forbidden fruits. It dealt with adolescence, puberty, sexuality, rape, child abuse, homosexuality, abortion, suicide — all set in a time when silence on all of them was in fashion. As the play begins, […]

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‘Spring Awakening’ at Red Branch Theatre Company

Spring Awakening always makes a strong impression on audiences. But it is a particularly bold choice for the season-opener at Red Branch Theatre Company. The 2007 Tony-winning musical, adapted from a controversial 1891 German tragedy by Frank Wedekind, looks at the unhappy repercussions of a repressive society on the lives of its children. In a […]

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‘Spring Awakening’ at Act Two @ Levine

On Saturday afternoon, I saw the eight-time Tony Award-winning rock musical Spring Awakening by Act Two at Levine‘s  Pre-Professional Program in Arena Stage’s Kogod Cradle. The enthusiastic audience was enraptured at the matinee and the show received a standing ovation at the end. I was absolutely stunned and thrilled by the ‘professional’ quality of this production-from Director […]

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‘Spring Awakening’ at University of Maryland at Clarice Smith Performing Arts by Jessica Vaughan

Myth and metaphor collide in the University of Maryland School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies’ production of Spring Awakening. Three directors create layer upon layer of design, dance, and song for this unique piece. Tony Award winner Brian MacDevitt co-directs with Sara Pearson and Patrik Widrig. The latter two also choreograph. They choose to […]

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‘Spring Awakening’ at Montgomery College by Paul M. Bessel and Barbara Braswell

Teenage sexuality and rebellion; adult cruelty and hypocrisy; deeply intense drama and moments of humor; alternative rock music and folk ballads — these are just some of the elements in the Tony Award-winning musical, Spring Awakening, currently being performed at Montgomery College in Rockville. Spring Awakening is based on the 1891 play of the same […]

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New Whisperings: Meet KAT’s Director and Cast of ‘Spring Awakening’: Part 6: David Tuttle (Hanschen) by Joel Markowitz

In Part 6 of our series of interviews with the director and cast of Kensington Arts Theatre’s Spring Awakening, meet  David Tuttle, who is playing Hanschen. Joel: Why did you want to appear in Spring Awakening at Kensington Arts Theatre? David: I’ve wanted to be a part of Spring Awakening since it was still playing on Broadway. Years […]

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Breaking Boundaries with Design at University of Maryland’s ‘Spring Awakening,’ Which Opens February 28th by Emily Schweich

He’s won five Tony Awards for lighting design and worked on acclaimed Broadway productions, including The Book of Mormon and Death of a Salesman. He’s worked with icons like director Mike Nichols and actors Daniel Craig, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Rachel Weisz. But esteemed Lighting Designer Brian MacDevitt says that the highlight of his professional […]

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New Whisperings: Meet KAT’s Director and Cast of ‘Spring Awakening’: Part 5: Director Emily Zickler by Joel Markowitz

In Part 5 of our series of interviews with the director and cast of Kensington Arts Theatre’s Spring Awakening, meet Director Emily Zickler. Joel: Why did you want to direct Kensington Arts Theatre’s Spring Awakening? Emily: This show is so powerful. I remember watching the preview for the original Broadway production online and being intensely drawn […]

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New Whisperings: Meet KAT’s Director and Cast of ‘Spring Awakening’: Part 4: Harrison Smith (Moritz) by Joel Markowitz

In Part 4 of our series of interviews with the director and cast of Kensington Arts Theatre’s Spring Awakening, meet Harrison Smith (Moritz). Joel: Why did you want to appear in Spring Awakening at Kensington Arts Theatre? Harrison: When I heard whispers that this show was going to happen right before KAT announced their ‘13-’14 season, I was […]

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New Whisperings: Meet KAT’s Director and Cast of ‘Spring Awakening’: Part 3: Ryan Alan Jones (Melchior) by Joel Markowitz

In Part 3 of our series of interviews with the director and cast of Kensington Arts Theatre’s Spring Awakening, meet Ryan Alan Jones (Melchior). Joel: Why did you want to appear in Spring Awakening at Kensington Arts Theatre? Ryan: Melchior is a dream role of mine; I have wanted to play him ever since I saw the tour […]

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New Whisperings: Meet KAT’s Director and Cast of ‘Spring Awakening’: Part 2: Catherine Callahan (Martha) by Joel Markowitz

In Part 2 of our series of interviews with the director and cast of Kensington Arts Theatre’s Spring Awakening, meet Catherine Callahan (Martha). Joel: Why did you want to appear in Spring Awakening at Kensington Arts Theatre? Catherine: I have always wanted to be in Spring Awakening ever since I heard the music. The score is gorgeous and I first […]

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New Whisperings: Meet KAT’s Director and Cast of ‘Spring Awakening’: Part 1: Joanna Frezzo (Ilse) by Joel Markowitz

In Part 1 of our series of interviews with the director and cast of Kensington Arts Theatre’s Spring Awakening, meet Joanna Frezzo (Ilse). Joel: Why did you want to appear in Spring Awakening at Kensington Arts Theatre? Joanna: I have always wanted to be in Spring Awakening, so when I found out KAT was going to do […]

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‘Spring Awakening’ at Towson University by Amanda Gunther

Discovery in adolescence; a true coming of age story with the trials of love, sexuality, and death all hovering on the horizons of existence. A stunningly profound musical, winner of 8 Tony Awards, Towson University’s Department of Theatre is proud to present Spring Awakening as their spring musical. With music by Duncan Sheik and Books […]

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50% Off All Tickets for Spring Awakening Tonight through Sunday

CLICK HERE TO GET 50% OFF FOR ALL REMAINING PERFORMANCES OPRING AWAKENING AT OLNEY THEATERE CENTER TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY, MARCH 10TH USE DISCOUNT CODE DCMTA Spring Awakening plays through March 10, 2013 at Olney Theatre Center’s Main Stage — 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road, in Olney, MD. For tickets call (301) 924-3400, or purchase them online. Running […]

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50% Off All Tickets for Spring Awakening Today through Sunday

CLICK HERE TO GET 50% OFF FOR ALL REMAINING PERFORMANCES OPRING AWAKENING AT OLNEY THEATERE CENTER TODAY THROUGH SUNDAY, MARCH 10TH USE DISCOUNT CODE DCMTA Spring Awakening plays through March 10, 2013 at Olney Theatre Center’s Main Stage — 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road, in Olney, MD. For tickets call (301) 924-3400, or purchase them online. Running […]

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‘Whisperings’: Behind The Scenes at Olney Theatre Center’s ‘Spring Awakening’: Part 4: Gracie Jones

Here’s Part 3 of our Behind the Scenes look at Olney Theatre Center’s Spring Awakening. We continue our interviews with the cast with Gracie Jones. Joel: Why did you want to be part of this production of Spring Awakening at Olney Theatre Center?   Gracie: I originally wanted to audition for this production because I’ve greatly […]

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