By Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik

Winner of 8 Tony Awards® Including BEST MUSICAL


NOVEMBER 20-21 AND 23-24, 2013

“An unexpected jolt of sudden genius!”

-Clive Barnes, New York Post

SPRING AWAKENING, one of Broadway’s most popular new musical and the biggest Tony Award®-winner in years, is coming to this region. SPRING AWAKENING, the 8-time Tony Award® winning Broadway musical, will play the Kelly Theatre November 20-21 and 23-24, 2013 (there is no performance on November 22 due to the Wheeling Christmas Parade) as part of the WLU Hilltop Player’s 2013-2014 season.

Tickets are on sale now and may be purchased at the WLU Ticket Office (limited hours) or online at htpawakening.brownpapertickets.com.  Reservations can be made by calling 1-304-336-8277.

SPRING AWAKENING swept the 2007 Tony Awards® winning eight out of its eleven nominations, including Best Musical, Best Director (Michael Mayer), Best Book (Steven Sater), Best Choreography (Bill T. Jones), Best Orchestrations (Duncan Sheik), Best Lighting Design (Kevin Adams), Best Featured Actor (John Gallagher Jr.).

Based on the infamous 1891 Frank Wedekind play, SPRING AWAKENING features an electrifying score by Duncan Sheik, book and lyrics Steven Sater, direction by Michael Mayer and choreography by the award-winning Bill T. Jones.

Set against the backdrop of a repressive and provincial late 19th century Germany, SPRING AWAKENING tells the timeless story of teenage self-discovery and budding sexuality as seen through the eyes of three teenagers. Haunting and provocative, SPRING AWAKENING celebrates an unforgettable journey from youth to adulthood with a power, a poignancy and a passion you will never forget.

Hailed as the “Best Musical of the Year” by the NY Drama Critics Circle, the Drama Desk, the Outer Critics Circle and the Tony Awards®, SPRING AWAKENING has emerged as the most talked about new musical on Broadway.

“Broadway may never be the same. This brave new musical, haunting and electrifying by turns, restores the mystery and the thrill to that shattering transformation that stirs in all of our souls.” Charles Isherwood, The New York Times

“A miracle that must be seen to be believed … The best new musical in a generation.”
John Heilpern, The New York Observer

“The most explosive new musical since RENT!” Michael Sommers, The Star-Ledger

SPRING AWAKENING will play the Kelly Theatre November 20-21 and 23-24, 2013: Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday at 7:30PM, and Sunday at 3:00PM.  

SPRING AWAKENING contains mature themes, sexual situations and strong language.