UNC School of the Arts: “Spring Awakening” by Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater

Adapted from the play by Frank Wedekind; Directed by Gary Griffin // Adapted from the German play by Frank Wedekind and directed by Gary Griffin, “Spring Awakening” is a powerful coming-of-age story played out in an electrifying fusion of adolescence and rock and roll. Young teenagers Wendla, Melchior and Moritz rely on one another to navigate the rocky path of their sexuality and mortality. Winner of eight Tony Awards, “Spring Awakening” is a landmark musical, with book and lyrics by Steven Sater and score by Duncan Sheik, that has left an emotional impact on audiences around the world.