Henegar Center Presents ‘Spring Awakening’ August 1
By Space Coast Daily // July 24, 2013
Adapted from Frank Wedekind’s 1891 play
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA — The Henegar is proud to present a special engagement of Spring Awakening, opening August 1, 2103.
Winner of 8 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Spring Awakening is based on the play by Frank Wedekind, and features a book and lyrics by Steven Sater and music by Duncan Sheik. With an electrifying score that swings from folk to rock, Spring Awakening follows the unforgettable journey of a group of students in late 19th century Germany as they move from adolescence into adulthood.
Facing both the devastation and the wonder of sexuality and self discovery, the characters navigate through their coming-of-age despite parents and authority figures who are intent on withholding information and suppressing thought and expression.
Adapted from Frank Wedekind’s 1891 expressionist play about the trials, tears and exhilaration of the teen years, which was banned in its time, this modern masterpiece is an exhilarating fusion of morality, sexuality and rock and roll.
‘Spring Awakening’ is produced by the Henegar Center for the Arts, and is sponsored in part by the Brevard County Board of County Commissioners through the Brevard Cultural Alliance, Inc., the City of Melbourne, and the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs.
‘Spring Awakening’ opens on August 1 and runs through August 11 at the Henegar Center for the Arts, 625 E. New Haven Avenue in Melbourne’s Downtown Theatre District. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors, plus a small handling fee. Children under 17 not permitted without an adult.
ABOVE MAP: ‘Spring Awakening’ opens on August 1 and runs through August 11 at the Henegar Center for the Arts, 625 E. New Haven Avenue in Melbourne’s Downtown Theatre District.