CCM will present the award-winning Spring Awakening as the next installment in its 2011-2012 Studio Musical Theatre Series. The musical runs Feb. 2 – 4 in the Cohen Family Studio Theater and promises to push the envelope as a stirring production of this celebrated rock musical.
Adapted from Frank Wedekind’s 1891 play with music by Duncan Sheik and book and lyrics by Steven Sater, Spring Awakening celebrates the journey from youth to adulthood with power, poignancy and unforgettable passion. Following the tumultuous period of adolescent self-discovery of a group of German teenagers, this coming-of-age story is a powerful presentation of the trials, tears and exhilaration of the teen years.
Spring Awakening was nominated for eleven Tony Awards in 2007, and ultimately won eight, including best musical. It was named the best musical of the year by the New York Times, New York Post, New York Observer and USA Today. CCM’s production of Spring Awakening is directed by Steven Goldstein, with musical direction by Roger Grodsky and choreography by Diane Lala.
Note: This production features adult themes and situations and is intended for mature audiences.
8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2
8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3
2 & 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4
Cohen Family Studio Theater, College-Conservatory of Music
University of Cincinnati
Tickets to Spring Awakening are free, but reservations are required. Tickets become available Monday, January 30 at 12 p.m. Please contact the CCM Box Office at 513-556-4183 to reserve. Limit two tickets per order.
Spring Awakening Cast List
- Erica Vlahinos as “Anna” (sophomore from Castle Rock, Colo.)
- Nate Irvin as “Ernst” (freshman from Maple Grove, Minn.)
- Noah Ricketts as “Georg” (sophomore from Louisville, Ky.)
- Julian Decker as “Hanschen” (sophomore from Erie, Pa.)
- Alysha Deslorieux as “Ilse” (senior from Plano, Texas)
- Jennifer Hickman as “Martha” (sophomore from Satellite Beach, Fla.)
- Max Clayton as “Melchoir” (sophomore from Manchester, N.H.)
- Matt Hill as “Moritz” (sophomore from Los Gatos, Calif.)
- Kevin Brown as “Otto” (junior from Simi Valley, Calif.)
- Alison Bagil as “Thea” (freshman from Boulder, Colo.)
- Jen Brissman* (junior from San Mateo, Calif.) and Kathryn Boswell** (junior from Dallas, Texas) as “Wendla”
- Collin Kessler as “Man” (sophomore from Overland Park, Kan.)
- Kelsey Crismon as “Woman” (junior from Hanoverton, Ohio)
- Ensemble: Alexandria Howley (junior from Rumson, N.J.), Emily Schexnaydre (sophomore from Gonzales, Calif.), Jordan DeLeon (sophomore from Bolingbrook, Ill.), Eric Geil (freshman from Kansas City Mo.) and J.T. Smith (junior from Pittsburgh, Pa.)
* Preview, Thursday Evening, Saturday Matinee
** Friday Evening, Saturday Evening
CCM Season Presenting Sponsor and Musical Theater Program Sponsor: The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation