A lot happened before the Theatre Department’s musical Spring Awakening opened on April 14 in the Eugene Romano Theatre.  Starting with auditions in February the production took shape as sets were designed, music was learned, costumes were made and many hours of rehearsals were held. College photographer Nancy Ford was on hand to document the entire process.

Based on Frank Wedekind’s provocative play, the Tony Award-winning Spring Awakening explores the conflict between repressive adult society and adolescent sexual awakenings in 19th century Germany.  Spring Awakening is directed by Professor of Theatre Craig Latrell, with music direction by Karen Corigliano, choreography by Professor of Dance Elaine Heekin, and set design by Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre Andrew Holland. Eliza Burwell ’17  is stage production manager.

Performances continue Wednesday, April 20– Saturday, April 23, at 7:30 p.m. There is also a matinee on Saturday,  April 23, at 2 p.m. 

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