July 15-17: Spring Awakening by local students at the Pioneer Barn

Spring Awakening is on stage July 10 and July 15-17 in the Pioneer Barn at Fort Menendez, 259 San Marco Ave., St. Augustine. Photos by Renee Unsworth

Spring Awakening is on stage July 10 and July 15-17 in the Pioneer Barn at Fort Menendez, 259 San Marco Ave., St. Augustine. Photos by Renee Unsworth

The Spotlight Performers stage musical

July 15-17: The Spotlight Performers, made up of a local group of theatre students, will perform Spring Awakening at the Pioneer Barn at Fort Melendez, 259 San Marco Ave., in uptown St. Augustine. Performances are 7:30 p.m. July 15-16 and 2 p.m. July 17. Tickets are $20 for general admission, available in advance by calling 904-825-8874. Tickets also are available at the door. Keep updated at  www.facebook.com/SpotlightPerformers

IMG_2682About the show — Based on Frank Wedekind’s groundbreaking and controversial play (once
banned in Germany), Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik’s brilliant rock score and searingly emotional book take the story of sexual awakening, youth revolt, and self-discovery into a new century.

It’s 1891 and grown-ups hold all the cards. Headstrong Melchior and naive Wendla stumble into each others’ arms, passionate and curious, while anxious Moritz struggles to live up to the stringent expectations of society.

With only each other for guidance, this group of young men and women travel the fraught and rocky path of adolescence, discovering their bodies, their minds, and themselves along the way. An electric,
vibrant celebration of youth and rebellion, Spring Awakening fuses issues of morality, sexuality, and rock and roll into a story that packs a powerful emotional punch. MATURE AUDIENCES ONLY.

The cast includes Collin Sloan, Cassidy Van Brink, Gerald Kitt, Blair Duncan, Anna
Viscardi, John Zamborsky, Dylan Molitor, Max Wolf, Dylan Lev, Katie Thompson, Kianna Longhway, Jamie Irvine, and Bob Dimsey.

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