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Spring Awakening Previews April 12 Opens April 14

Theater Latte Da presents in partnership with the U of M Theatre Arts and Dance department Spring Awakening beginning April 12 at the Rarig Center, West Bank campus for a four week run. "Students will perform this rock musical about teenagers discovering sexuality" reports Nickalas Tabbert of MN Daily. Spring Awakening is a dynamic rock adaptation of Frank Wedekind's expressionistic play about a group of teenagers coming of age in an uncomprehending world. Quickly banned when the play first appeared in 1891, the contemporary musical is still provocative in its uncompromising gaze at the trials, tears and exhilaration of the teen years. Winner of eight Tony Awards and hailed as Best Musical of the year by the New York Times and a host of other media. Time Out hailed it as "A vital leap forward for the American musical," Spring Awakening is a celebration of the rebellious imperatives of youth.

The first musical in four years at Rarig, the cast of 20 includes 14 U of M students who are working with a team of professional players, under the guidance of Theater Latte Da's artistic director Peter Rothstein and choreographer Carl Flink of Black Label Movement, and U of M Theatre Arts and Dance chair. According to Rothstein, there was no better place for the musical than on campus because the topic is relatable to the audience. For complete article click here. For ticket information (612)624-2345 OR LatteDa.org

Minnesota Daily: Spring Awakening Opens as First Main Stage Musical in Four Years

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