The BlueBarn Theatre presented SPRING AWAKENING for its regional debut for a month-long engagement. The cast was comprised solely of young local actors and singers. We have the production photos of the show below.
SPRING AWAKENING is a rock musical adaptation of the controversial 1892 German play of the same title by Frank Wedekind. It features music by Duncan Sheik and a book and lyrics by Steven Sater. Set in late-19th century Germany, it features teenagers who are discovering the inner and outer tumult of sexuality. The original play was banned in Germany for some time due to its frank portrayal of abortion, homosexuality, rape, child abuse and suicide. In the musical, alternative rock is employed as part of the folk-infused rock score.
SPRING AWAKENING received eleven 2007 Tony Award nominations, winning eight, including Tonys for best musical, direction, book, score and featured actor. The show also won four Drama Desk Awards, while its London production won four Olivier Awards. It has sparked numerous national tours throughout the United States, as well as international productions. Currenly, a movie adaptation is supposedly in the works, produced by Warner Brothers with McG slated to direct. Original cast member, and current GLEE star, Lea Michele, is rumored to be sought after to reprise her role as central character Wendla.
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Photo Credit: Robbie Jones
The girls of Spring Awakening singing Mama Who Bore Me (Reprise)
Sam Swerczek leading the boys in All That's Known
The boys of Spring Awakening rocking out to Bitch of Living
The girls sing the crowd pleaser, My Junk
Sam Swerczek as Melchoir and Kate Johnson as Wendla
Mirror of Blue Night
Act 2 Opener, The Guilty Ones
David Ebke as Moritz and Analisa Swerczek as Ilse sing Don't Do Sadness/Blue Wind
The crowd favorite, Totally F*cked
Keegan Potthoff as Ernst and Chris Fowler as Hanschen
The Reformatory Boys
Those You've Known with David Ebke as Mortiz, Sam Swerczek as Melchoir, and Kate Johnson as Wendla
The entire Spring Awakening cast singing Song of Purple Summer