The Garage Theatre Group begins 2 weeks of performances of Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik’s Spring Awakening in the air-conditioned comfort of Fairleigh Dickinson’s Becton Theatre at 960 River Rd, Teaneck NJ. The critically acclaimed production runs from Thursday, May 22 – Sunday June 1 for only 8 performances.
This landmark musical with book and lyrics by Steven Sater and music by Duncan Sheik is based on Frank Wedekind’s1891 German expressionist play about the trials and tribulations, and the exhilaration of the teen years. Sater and Sheik's energetic and powerful reimagining of the play for the Broadway stage earned 8 Tony Awards in 2007 including Best Musical, Best Book of A Musical, Best Original Score, Best Direction of A Musical, Best Performance by A Featured Actor in A Musical, Best Choreography, Best Orchestrations and Best Lighting Design of A Musical.
With its electrifying and hauntingly beautiful score, Spring Awakening traces the sexual awakening of several youths in an atmosphere of repression. Their journey from adolescence to adulthood is explored with poignancy and passion. Due to adult themes and situations, the production is recommended for adults and young adults.
Spring Awakening is directed by Garage Theatre Groups’ Artistic Director Michael Bias with musical direction by Marci Elyn Schein and choreography by Toni-Renee Johnson.
The performance schedule for Spring Awakening is Thursday - Saturday, May 22 – May 31at 8 pm; Sunday May 25 at 1:00pm and Sunday June 1 at 3:00pm. A limited amount of discount tickets are available to Teaneck residents for the Thursday May 22 8 pm performance. For May 22 only Teaneck residents can purchase discounted tickets for $20. Ticket prices are $27.50 for all performances. Senior citizen & student tickets are $24 for all performances. For reservations or further information, call the The Garage Theatre Group at 201-569-7710 or visit www.GarageTheatre.org