Begins May 10, 2013
· Winner of 8 Tony Awards including Best Musical
· Brought back by Popular Demand
· Cast of performers ages 13-20 representing diverse communities throughout Los Angeles
· Theatre 360 a multiple award-winning theatre company nationally recognized by Broadway Musical Directors, Tony Winners and Casting Directors
(Los Angeles, CA) (May, 2013). Theatre 360 Productions is proud to present “Spring Awakening” winner of 8 Tony Awards, including Best Musical. A Porticos Theatre Premiere of the rock musical adaptation of Frank Wedekind's 1891 expressionist play about the trials and tribulations, and the exhilaration of the teen years, directed by Devon Yates, opening at Porticos Theatre, beginning May 10, 2013.
About The Show
Kids play kids in this utterly unexpected musical about bullying, identity, and the power of self-acceptance. Written in 1891 this rock-scored, heart-breaking, and hopeful story is as poignant and relevant today as ever.
It’s Germany, 1891. The beautiful young Wendla explores her body and asks her mother where babies come from. Elsewhere, the brilliant and fearless young Melchior defends his buddy Moritz -- a boy so traumatized by puberty he can’t concentrate on anything. One afternoon in the woods, Wendla and Melchior discover a desire unlike anything they’ve ever felt. SPRING AWAKENING explores the confusion and desperation that ensue when the onrushing tide of hormones meets the ignorance of children. SPRING AWAKENING celebrates the unforgettable journey from youth to adulthood with a power, poignancy, and passion that you will never forget.
Book & Lyrics by – Steven Sater
Music by – Duncan Sheik
Based on the Play by – Frank Wedekind
Direction and Choreography by – Devon Yates
Musical Direction by – Johnna Allen
Produced by – Theatre 360 Productions
Set Design – Charles Lehrer
Lighting Design – Doug Rynerson
Sound Design – James Jontz
Produced through Special Arrangement with Musical Theatre International (MTI).
Cristian Guerrero (Melchior), Sarah Colt (Wendla), Andrew Moorhead (Moritz), Iris Roberts Sharp (Ilse), Alex Hurren (Hanschen), Daniel Moore (Ernst), Ally Merrill (Martha), JT Friedman (Georg), Camille Arboles (Thea), Sarah Dreier (Anna), Grace Olinski (Frau Bergman), Olivia Feldman (Frau Gabor), Jamie Munsey & Maggie Phelan (Frau Knuppeldick), Diana Spiegel (Frau Knochenbruch), Catalina Andragna (Sonnenstich), Alejandro Ardila (Ensemble), Zach Campa (Ensemble) Emma Hausler ( Ensemble), Trevor Keyfauver (Ensemble), Cindy Tsai (Ensemble)
About Theatre 360
Theatre 360 is a nationally recognized children's theatre group that provides students ages 3 - 19 with a performing arts education. Locally Theatre 360 has been awarded two years running “Best Production” through Pasadena Weekly, Awarded through the Pasadena Arts Council “Excellence in the Performance Arts”, California Congress “Outstanding Contribution in the Performing Arts”, and Nationally with the United States Congress for “Excellence in the Community and Performing Arts”. Students involved in Theatre 360’s company gain experience in acting, voice, dance, and technical theatre.
In Los Angeles and New York Theatre 360, has earned a reputation for first-rate productions, and training that has fostered thousands of talented artists through the years. We prepare and educate our students to succeed in auditions and acceptance to top colleges; (Carnegie Mellon, NYU, Emerson, UCLA, USC, Suny-Purchase, Guthrie, Northwestern); Performing Arts High Schools (Orange County School of the Arts, Los Angeles County Arts High, Los Angeles High School of the Arts); National Commercials (Skittles, Samsung Galaxy X-3, Target) TV Shows (True Blood, Suite Life of Zak and Cody, Special Agent Oso, The Mentalist, Ghost Whisperer); all while helping them realize and support their creative and professional selves. In addition Theatre 360 has developed a summer New York training program for students to have exclusive access in studying with Broadway professionals, Tony winners, and Casting Directors.
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For more information on Theatre 360, please visit their website: www.theatre360.org orwww.theatre360performingarts.