This spring, Porchlight Music Theatre presents the winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Spring Awakening, at The Ruth Page Center for the Arts.
Set against the backdrop of a repressive and provincial late 19th-century Germany, and based on Frank Wedekind’s 1891 play that was immediately banned due to its subject matter, Spring Awakening tells the timeless story of youthful self-discovery and budding sexuality as seen through the eyes of three teenagers. Haunting and provocative, this landmark American musical celebrates a journey from adolescence to adulthood with power, poignancy and passion.
Music by Duncan Sheik+, book and lyrics by Steven Sater+ and based on the 1891 German play Spring Awakening by Frank Wedekind. Porchlight’s production is directed and choreographed by Brenda Didier* and music directed by Justin Akira Kono+.
Porchlight 1016 N Dearborn St., previews are Saturday, April 23 at 3 p.m., Sunday, April 24 at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 27 at 7 p.m. and Thursday, April 28 at 1:30 p.m. with the press opening Thursday, April 28 at 7 p.m. The regular performance schedule is Thursdays at 7 p.m., Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 3 and 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. with Thursday matinees May 5 at 10:30 a.m. and May 12 at 1:30 p.m. There are no Thursday evening performances May 5, 12 or 19, complete schedule at the end of this release.
Tickets for Spring Awakening are now on sale for $25 – $74 and may be purchased through the Box Office by calling 773.777.9884 or by visiting PorchlightMusicTheatre.org.
The Cast for Spring Awakening includes Ariana Burks, (Martha); McKinley Carter, (The Adult Women); Jack DeCesare, (Melchior); Isis Elizabeth, (ensemble / US Anna & Thea); Desiree Gonzalez, (ensemble / US Wendla & Ilse); Ryan Hamman, (ensemble / US Otto & Ernst); Maya Lou Hlava, (Wendla); Quinn Kelch, (Moritz); Maddy Kelly, (Thea); John Marshall Jr., (Hanschen); Drew Mitchell, (ensemble / US Melchior & Georg); Michael Joseph Mitchell, (The Adult Men); Juwon Tyrel Perry, (Georg / US Hanschen), Kevin James Sievert, (Otto / US Moritz); Kelan M. Smith, (Ernst); Sydney Monet Swanson, (Anna & US Martha); Tiffany T. Taylor, (Ilse); Genevieve Thiers, (US/The Adult Women) and Anthony Whitaker, (US/The Adult Men.)
The Spring Awakening production team includes Brenda Didier, (director/choreographer); Justin Akira Kono, (music director); Lorenzo Rush, Jr., (assistant director); Alejandro Fonseca, (associate choreographer); Kristina Fluty, (intimacy director), Jonathan Berg-Einhorn, (properties designer); Patrick Chan, (lighting designer); Matthew R. Chase, (sound designer); Bill Morey, USA, (costume designer); Chris Rhoton, USA (scenic designer), Johnnie Schleyer, (scenic supervisor); Jamie Silverman, (wardrobe supervisor); Jamie Davis, (audio supervisor & engineer); Richard Strimer, (production stage manager, AEA); Caitlin Body, (assistant stage manager, AEA); Peyton Cooper, (assistant stage manager); Andrea Enger, (assistant stage manager); Rachel West, (lighting supervisor); Frankie Leo Bennett, (producing artistic associate); Alex Rhyan (production & operations director) and Michael Weber, (artistic director).