BLOOMINGTON – Tickets are now on sale for the next Ivy Tech Student Productions show, Spring Awakening, music by Duncan Sheik and book and lyrics by Steven Sater. The production is directed by David Anspaugh, director of Hoosiers and Rudy. Spring Awakening will be held at the Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center on October 20, 21, 27, and 28 in the Whikehart Auditorium.
“Even for a well-seasoned theatre director, an opportunity to direct an iconic musical like Spring Awakening, a play that many millennials refer to as their generation’s Rent, just doesn’t come along every day – perhaps, even a lifetime,” said director David Anspaugh. “One thing is for sure, it’s gonna (sic) be a hell of an adventure.”
Spring Awakening is the winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and will be the second musical performed by Ivy Tech Student Productions.
“As Ivy Tech Student Productions grows, musicals have been the natural next step,” said Paul Daily, artistic director of the Ivy Tech Waldron. “In musicals, we ask more of our students, expecting them to be able to sing, dance, and act. They get the opportunity to work with professionals to advance in all three of those areas.”
According to Music Theatre International, Spring Awakening explores the journey from adolescence to adulthood with a poignancy and passion that is illuminating and unforgettable. The landmark musical that Entertainment Weekly called “the most gorgeous Broadway score this decade,” is an electrifying fusion of morality, sexuality, and rock and roll that has been exhilarating audiences across the nation like no other musical in years.
Ivy Tech students and alumni are actors and members of the production team, including assistant stage manager, wardrobe, and assistant producer.
Explicit content advisory: Spring Awakening contains adult content, strong sexual content, language, and partial nudity.
Ivy Tech Student Productions take place at the Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center, located at 122 S. Walnut St. Tickets are $15 for general admission or $5 for students and seniors and can be purchased online at bctboxoffice.com. Information about Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center performances, classes, and exhibits can be found at ivytech.edu/waldron.