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Tony Award-winning 'Spring Awakening' visits campus

Sept. 20, 2010

KALAMAZOO--"Spring Awakening," winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, makes its West Michigan debut at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4, at Western Michigan University's Miller Auditorium.

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Artwork from Spring Awakening musical.Set against the backdrop of a repressive and provincial late 19th-century Germany, "Spring Awakening" follows a group of young students as they navigate through teenage self-discovery and coming-of-age anxiety. A powerful celebration of youth and rebellion, the New York Times raves, "Broadway may never be the same."

"Spring Awakening" tells an award-winning and evocative story of sexuality and morality through the music of Duncan Sheik. The score, which has been dubbed "The most gorgeous Broadway score this decade" by Entertainment Weekly, is complemented with book and lyrics by Steven Sater. Lucy Skilbeck and JoAnn Hunter recreate Broadway direction and choreography. Set design is by Christine Jones, costume design by Susan Hilferty, lighting design by Kevin Adams and sound design by Brian Ronan.

The production contains mature themes, sexual situations and strong language.


"Spring Awakening" at Miller Auditorium is part of the Broadway Plus Series. Tickets are on sale now and range from $25 to $50. They can be purchased by calling (269) 387-2300 or (800) 228-9858, online at millerauditorium.com, or by visiting the Miller Auditorium Ticket Office. Group discounts are available at (269) 387-2312.

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Media contact: Bethany Gauthier, (269) 387-2245, bethany.gauthier@wmich.edu

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