The last time Spring Awakening was in Minneapolis was in 2010 at the Orpheum. This time the production is more local (since the rights to the musical became available) as part of Theater Latté Da’s current season, in partnership with the University of Minnesota’s Department of Theatre Arts and Dance. The rock-musical with music by Duncan Sheik revolves around a group of angsty late-19th century German students who face many issues teens do today dealing with school, family, raging hormones. And if the disclaimer on the show is any indication (“Contains nudity, strong language and adult situations”), this Broadway, Tony-Award-winning musical is unlike its counterparts. Spring Awakening runs through May 6 at the Stoll Trust Theatre in the Rarig Center of the U of M’s campus.
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