Spring Awakening

Tuesday, July 07, 2009 - Sunday, August 02, 2009

Winner of eight 2007 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Spring Awakening makes its D.C. premiere featuring an original score by Grammy-nominated recording star Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater.


$25.00 - $90.00

Run Time:

Approx. 2-1/4 hours

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WINNER! Eight 2007 Tony Awards including Best Musical and Best Choreography!
Spring Awakening
A New Musical
--The New York Post

"HAUNTING AND ELECTRIFYING! This brave new musical has a shivery, sensual allure unmatched by anything in the theater right now."
--The New York Times

Book and lyrics by Steven Sater
Based on the 1891 play by Frank Wedekind
Music by Duncan Sheik
Choreography by Bill T. Jones
Set design by Christine Jones
Costume design by Susan Hilferty
Directed by Michael Mayer

Broadway's most talked-about new musical is now the biggest Tony Award winner in years. Spring Awakening is the groundbreaking fusion of morality, sexuality, and rock & roll that has awakened Broadway like no other musical of its time. Winner of eight Tony Awards including Best Musical, Spring Awakening celebrates the unforgettable journey from youth to adulthood with a power, a poignancy, and a passion you will never forget. We agree with the New York Times: "Broadway may never be the same again!"  
Note: Parental discretion is advised. Mature content, including brief partial nudity, sexual situations, and strong language.
Performance Timing:  Act I - 63 min.; Intermission - 20 min.; Act II - 52 min.

Wendla: Christy Altomare
Mortiz: Blake Bashoff
Ilse: Steffi D
Melchior: Jake Epstein
Anna: Gabrielle Garza
Thea: Kimiko Glenn
Martha: Sarah Hunt
Otto: Anthony Lee Medina
Hanschen: Andy Mientus
Ernst: Ben Moss
Georg: Matt Shingledecker
Ensemble: Krystina Alabado, Julie Benko, Todd Cerveris, Chase Davidson, Kate Fuglei, Angela Reed, Perry Sherman, Claire Sparks, Henry Stram, and Lucas A. Wells

Notice: There are a limited number of $25 tickets available for this engagement. They are available for purchase in-person only at the Kennedy Center Box Office with a limit of two (2) tickets per person. Prior to coming to the Kennedy Center, please call (202) 467-4600 to check availability.

STAGE SEATING: A limited number of onstage seats are available at $35 from the Box Office or through Instant-Charge. They are not available online.
Important Information: Onstage seating offers a side/rear-view of the performance, with the action of the show taking place all around you. You must arrive at the theater early enough to be seated before the performance begins. Latecomers may be asked to stand in the back of the theater for the duration of the performance. All large coats, bags, and other personal items must be placed in a secure designated area prior to the start of the performance in order to keep the onstage seating area and pathways clear. A Red Coat Usher will assist you. Please refrain from wearing perfume or cologne. Management reserves the right to relocate or remove any patrons during the performance. Sorry, these seats are not wheelchair accessible.


  • Steven Sater - Book, Lyrics
  • Duncan Sheik - Music

Watch and Listen

Spring Awakening trailer

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