The Luitingh Alexander Musical Theatre Academy (LAMTA) will present Spring Awakening, their much anticipated production.
The powerful rock musical that scooped eight Tony Awards in 2007 including Best Musical, is directed by award winning writer and actress Sylvaine Strike (Firefly, Kiss of the Spiderwoman, Donkerbos, District 9, The Promise).
The critically acclaimed, ground-breaking musical that is loosely set in 1895, has consistently pushed boundaries and captivated audiences with powerful storytelling, unforgettable music and thought-provoking themes that surround the trials and tribulations of growing up in the oppressive society of the day. Based on Frank Wedekind’s controversial play that was first performed in Germany in 1906, Spring Awakening delves into the lives of a group of adolescents students discovering their sexual identities and desires as they rebel against the prevailing burdensome and restrictive societal norms. Under Sylvaine Strike’s visionary direction, this reimagined production will expertly bring the gripping and emotional story to life as it explores complex themes such as self-discovery, repression and the power of rebellion.
A fusion of electrifying rock music that was once hailed as ‘the most gorgeous Broadway score this decade,’ Spring Awakening is underpinned by passionate performances in a daring exploration of adolescence. The talented LAMTA cast will convey the raw emotions of these characters through strong musical numbers in a range of genres from heart-wrenching ballads to raucous rock anthems, that will stay with audiences long after they have left the theatre.
Please note that Spring Awakening contains mature themes, partial nudity, sexual situations as well as explicit language.
No persons under 13.