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TCDP TOP PICK | Blank slate theater presents "Spring Awakening"
11/08/2012 - 7:30pm
11/09/2012 - 7:30pm
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TCDP TOP PICK: It's one thing to make a splash on Broadway, amidst international buzz and with hordes of undiscriminating tourists willing to pony up for even such abysmal entertainments as The Addams Family musical. A play really earns its spurs on the next stage of its history, when regional companies stage smaller, more adventurous productions that test the show's ability to reward multiple viewings from different perspectives.
Both Becca Mitchell and I panned the touring Broadway version of Spring Awakening, but the 2006 musical is currently having a big year in Minnesota. A joint Theater Latté Da/University of Minnesota production won an Ivey, and now St. Paul's blank slate theater is staging Spring Awakening as its last mainstage production (the company is shifting its focus to touring educational shows). The blank slate production will mark local audiences' first—and, perhaps, only—chance to see actual teenagers playing the show's teenage characters. - Jay Gabler
The winner of 8 Tony Awards including Best Musical - told by Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater through "the most gorgeous Broadway score this decade" (Entertainment Weekly) -Spring Awakening explores the journey from adolescence to adulthood with poignancy and passion you will never forget.
And for the first time in Minnesota, Spring Awakening at blank slate theatre will showcase an all-youth cast.
Join this group of 21st century students (embodying 19th century students) on their passage as they navigate teenage self-discovery and coming of age anxiety in a powerful celebration of youth and rebellion in this daring, remarkable Spring Awakening.
Spring Awakening at blank slate theatre will be the final mainstage production in the history of blank slate theatre. Come be a part of this bon voyage production!
499 Wacouta Street
St. Paul, MN 55101