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National tour of musical 'Spring Awakening' plays UB Center for the Arts

by jmaloni
Mon, Feb 28th 2011 02:35 pm

The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, will present "Spring Awakening" on Thursday, March 31, at 7:30 p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre, located at the Center for the Arts, North Campus.

"Spring Awakening" is an electrifying fusion of morality, love and rock 'n' roll that is exhilarating audiences across the nation like no other musical in years. The winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, this landmark production explores the journey from adolescence to adulthood with poignancy and passion, told through "The most gorgeous Broadway score this decade" (Entertainment Weekly.)

Based on the 1891 Frank Wedekind play, "Spring Awakening" features an award-winning and evocative story with a score by Duncan Sheik, book and lyrics by Steven Sater, and original direction and choreography by Michael Mayer and Bill T. Jones, respectively. Set against the backdrop of repressive and provincial late 19th century Germany, the audience follows a group of young students as they navigate through teenage self-discovery and coming of age anxiety in a powerful celebration of youth and rebellion.

The Broadway production of "Spring Awakening" opened on Dec. 10, 2006, at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre. The original cast recording won the 2008 Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album. The tour will feature Broadway direction and choreography recreated by Lucy Skilbeck and JoAnn M. Hunter, with set design by Christine Jones, costume design by Susan Hilferty, lighting design by Kevin Adams, and sound design by Brian Ronan.

"Spring Awakening" contains mature themes, sexual situations, strong language, and may not be appropriate for younger or sensitive audiences. It is recommended for ages 15 and up.

Tickets for "Spring Awakening" are $50, $40 and $27 (students from any school). Tickets are available at the Center Box Office and all Ticketmaster locations, including ticketmaster.com. To charge tickets, call 1-800-745-3000. For more information, call 645-2787.

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