Spring Awakening explores the teen years

By From page B2 | April 02, 2014

The Falcon’s Eye Theatre at Folsom Lake College announces its April 2014 production of the electrifying musical drama “Spring Awakening.”

This marks the first performance by The Falcon’s Eye on the magnificent main stage of the Harris Center for the Performing Arts.

Winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, “Spring Awakening” is a rock musical adaptation of Frank Wedekind’s 1891 expressionist play about the trials and tribulations and the exhilaration of the teen years. It’s Germany 1891. The beautiful young Wendla explores her body and asks her mother where babies come from. Elsewhere, the brilliant and fearless young Melchior defends his buddy Moritz — a boy so traumatized by puberty he can’t concentrate on anything. One afternoon in the woods, Wendla and Melchior discover a desire unlike anything they’ve ever felt.

“Spring Awakening” celebrates the unforgettable journey from youth to adulthood with a power, poignancy, and passion that you will never forget.

This performance contains strong language and sexual situations. Adult guidance is strongly suggested for those younger than 17. No one younger than 17 will be admitted without a guardian. Those 12 and younger will not be admitted.

The show is directed by David Harris with scenic designer and technical director Ian Wallace, musical director Christopher Cook, choreographer Debra Davis Worth, costume designer Paulette Sand Gilbert, lighting designer Sam Coquerille and sound designer John Fynes.

Cast: Elio Gutierrez, Holly Wilson, and Chris Emery with Claire Alano, Jason Bermudes, Amelia Bethel, Cassidy Cagney, Alyson Chavez, Rick Eldredge, Casey Ellis, Sophia Flores, Angelo Giurbino, Akim Golubev, Cynthia Hawes, Donte Mayer, Jude Moitoza, Jennifer Morrison, Scott Nipper, Samantha O’Connell, Jenna Scoggins, David Taylor and Briahna Yee.

“Spring Awakening” opens on Thursday, April 10, and will continue through Sunday, April 13. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday with 2 p.m. matinees on Saturday and Sunday. Performances take place on Stage One at the Harris Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of Folsom Lake College. To purchase tickets, visit the Harris Center website at harriscenter.net. Find the title “Productions” and click on the words “The Falcon’s Eye Presents.” Tickets may also be purchased by phone at (916) 608-6888. Some service charges can be avoided by purchasing your tickets in person. Visit the Harris Center Ticket Office at 10 College Parkway in Folsom. The office is open between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and is always open two hours before any performance.

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