By Erica Greenfield
Musical theater enthusiasts, rejoice! SPRING AWAKENING will be making its way to the 305 next month. The 8-time Tony Award winning musical, including Best Musical and Best Original Score, is a classic coming of age story that explores the journey of teenage self-discovery through the captivating score by Ducan Sheik with book and lyrics by Steven Sater.
For those unfamiliar with SPRING AWAKENING, it’s more than just the Broadway sensation that birthed the careers of your favorite GLEE stars Lea Michele and Jonathan Groff (And for all the Pitch Perfect fanatics out there, we can’t forget Skylar Astin). This rock musical is an adaptation of Frank Wedekind’s controversial 1891 expressionist play and follows the story of teenage students in 19th Germany as they explore their sexuality and morality during their transition from adolescence to adulthood. The show also contains very mature themes, sexual situations, violence and strong language.
Presented by the Main Street Players, SPRING AWAKENING will be directed by Liz Dikinson with musical direction by Andrew Gilbert. The amazingly talented cast consists of local Miami actors and stars Rheanna Salazar (Wendla), Patrick Rodriguez (Melchior) and Cameron Jordan (Moritz). The cast also includes Stephen Gair, Aly Pentangelo, André Gadbois, Meagan Nagy, Emily Barona, Corey Vega, William Cadena, Mariah Jimenez, Eliana Parenti and Aaron Matthews.
SPRING AWAKENING will be running September 26, 2014 through October 12, 2014 at the Main Street Playhouse, a non-profit community theater located in the heart of Miami Lakes. Show times will be Fridays and Saturdays at 8 PM and Sundays at 2 PM. There will also be one special performance on Thursday, October 9 at 8 PM.
Tickets are $25 for adults, $22 for seniors and $18 for students. Tickets are on sale NOW, so you better hurry up before this musical hit sells out. See you at the theater!
For more information visit http://mainstreetplayers.com/tickets/