Lexington, KY (September 13, 2010) -- Broadway Live and the Opera House Fund present the 2010 – 2011 National Tour of SPRING AWAKENING, coming to Lexington, KY October 29 through 31. Sponsored by Smiley Pete Publishing and LexArts, the 8-time Tony Award® winning Broadway musical featuring “The most gorgeous Broadway score this decade,” (Entertainment Weekly) will play the Lexington Opera House for 5 performances only during this limited engagement.
Tickets for SPRING AWAKENING are on sale now and start at $25. Tickets can be purchased at the Lexington Center Ticket Office or any Ticketmaster Outlet. Online purchases can be made at www.Ticketmaster.com. To charge-by-phone call (859) 233-3535. Group orders for 20 or more may be placed by calling (859) 233-4567 ext.3292.
Just as on Broadway, the tour will feature a limited number of on-stage seats available for purchase. For more information, please visit www.springawakeningontour.com or call (859) 233-3535.
Based on the 1891 Frank Wedekind play, the landmark musical is a stirring combination of sexuality, morality and rock & roll that is captivating audiences across the nation like no other musical in years. SPRING AWAKENING features an award-winning and evocative story with a score by Duncan Sheik, book and lyrics by Steven Sater, and original direction and choreography by Michael Mayer and Bill T. Jones, respectively.
Broadway direction and choreography will be recreated by Lucy Skilbeck and JoAnn Hunter. Set design is by Christine Jones, costume design by Susan Hilferty, lighting design by Kevin Adams and sound design by Brian Ronan.
Set against the backdrop of a repressive and provincial late 19th century Germany, SPRING AWAKENING follows a group of young students as they navigate through teenage self-discovery and coming of age anxiety. A powerful celebration of youth and rebellion the New York Times raves, “Broadway may never be the same.”
The Broadway production opened on December 10, 2006 at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre. The original cast recording of SPRING AWAKENING won the 2008 Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album.