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Spring Awakening

March 22 - March 24

AUDIENCE ADVISORY: Spring Awakening contains sexual content, adult themes, simulated violence, strobe light, haze, explicit language, loud noises

Based on Frank Wedekind’s groundbreaking and controversial play (once banned in Germany), Spring Awakening tells the story of sexual awakening, youth revolt, and self-discovery in a new century. It’s 1891, and grown-ups hold all the cards. Headstrong Melchior and naive Wendla stumble into each others’ arms, passionate and curious, while anxious Moritz struggles to live up to the stringent expectations of society. With only each other for guidance, this group of young men and women travel the fraught and rocky path of adolescence, discovering their bodies, their minds, and themselves along the way. An electric, vibrant celebration of youth and rebellion, Spring Awakening fuses issues of morality, sexuality, and rock and roll into a story that packs a powerful emotional punch.

Thursday, March 22nd- 7:30pm
Friday, March 23rd- 7:30pm
Saturday, March 24th- 1:30pm AND 7:30pm

Tickets are $4.98 for students, $4.99 for children under 12, and $12 for community members. They can be bought at the HUB during the week of the show or at the door before any performance.


Director: Evan Young
Producer: Brooke Stouffer
Technical Director: Emily Adar
Stage Manager: Shayna Farmelant
Music & Vocal Director: Nick Karafilis

Melchior: Reed Callan
Wendla: Melissa Elliott
Moritz: Austen Auriemma
Ilse: Chelsea Miller
Martha: Maria Valdisera
Anna: Montana Telman
Thea: Shannon Walker
Hanschen: Thomas Cadle
Ernst: Zack Durnack
Georg: Justin Strupczewski
Otto: Josh Brown
Adult Women: Lauren Weber
Adult Men: Jason Schwartz

The Penn State Thespians Front of House Policy:
-There is no guarantee of ticket with advanced purchase. Tickets may be reserved online or purchased in the HUB 3/19-3/23 and at the door.
-Will call tickets must be picked up no later than 15 minutes before the start of the performance. Otherwise, they will be resold to the general public.
-Late seating will only occur during applause.
-Seats in the side balcony will be available, but will only have partial view of the stage.
-Food and drink are not permitted in the auditorium.
-We appreciate your cooperation and look forward to performing for you.

Spring Awakening