UNH Celebrates Young Love With “Spring Awakening”

Thursday, February 14, 2013
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theatre students in "Spring Awakening"

Spring Awakening starring Alexandra Wing ’16 and Connor McGrath ’14, February 20-24, 2013

Do you remember your first love? UNH will take you back to those heady times, Feb. 20- Feb. 24 with its production of “Spring Awakening” at the Johnson Theater in the Paul Creative Arts Center.

Set in Germany, the rock musical “Spring Awakening” tells the story of a group of teenagers in Germany during the late 19th century as they navigate self-discovery and coming of age anxiety in a powerful celebration of youth and rebellion. This landmark musical is an electrifying fusion of morality, sexuality and rock & roll and, as such, may not be appropriate for those under age 17.

The winner of eight Tony® Awards, including Best Musical, “Spring Awakening” debuted on Broadway in 2006, staring Glee’s Lea Michele and Jonathan Groff and Broadway star John Gallagher, Jr.

“Spring Awakening” is based on a play of the same name by German playwright Frank Wedekind, whose work often criticized bourgeois attitudes, particularly towards sex. The music for “Spring Awakening” is by Duncan Sheik; book and lyrics are by Steven Sater.

The UNH production is directed by theater and dance professor John Berst.

Tickets are $15 for UNH students, ID holders and seniors and groups of 15 or more, and $18 for the general public and can be purchased through the PCAC Ticket Office located in the Johnson Theatre lobby of the Paul Creative Arts Center. This full-service ticket office is open Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and one hour before curtain.

Tickets purchased online will incur no additional fees. Call (603) 862-7222 or visit unharts.com. For more information about UNH’s theater and dance season or programs, or to book a tour or to make field trip reservations for your school, visit unh.edu/theatre-dance or call (603) 862-2919.

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