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Based on the Frank Wedekind play
score by Duncan Sheik
book and lyrics Steven Sater
direction by Richard Neame
musical direction by Chris Moore
choreography by Teesh Szabo
presented by Auckland Music Theatre

[2 hrs]

at Westpoint Performing Arts Centre, Auckland
From 23 Feb 2013 to 9 Mar 2013

Reviewed by:  James Wenley (Theatre Scenes - Auckland Theatre Blog); Glen Pickering;


SPRING AWAKENING the timeless story of teenage self-discovery and anxiety in a powerful celebration of youth and rebellion.

Based on the infamous 1891 Frank Wedekind play, set against the backdrop of a repressive and provincial late 19th century Germany, SPRING AWAKENING features an electrifying score by Duncan Sheik, book and lyrics Steven Sater, direction by Richard Neame (CHESS 2012, RENT 2011), musical direction by Chris Moore (CHESS 2012, ASSASINS 2010) and choreography by Teesh Szabo (CHESS 2012, ASSASINS 2010) at Westpoint Performing Arts, the home of Auckland Music Theatre, Meola Road, Westmere. 23rd Feb – 9 March 2013. WINNER 8 TONY AWARDS INCLUDING BEST MUSICAL! - told by Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater through "the most gorgeous Broadway score this decade" (Entertainment Weekly) - SPRING AWAKENING explores the journey from adolescence to adulthood with poignancy and passion you will never forget.

Auckland Music Theatre Inc., the longest-established musical theatre company in the Auckland region, has a proud and distinguished history is proud to present this landmark musical.

SPRING AWAKENING is an electrifying fusion of morality, sexuality and rock & roll that is exhilarating audiences across the nation like no other musical in years.

"Broadway may never be the same again!" Charles Isherwood, The New York Times

R16: This show has adult themes, sexual references, nudity and coarse language.

Auckland Fringe runs from 15 February to 10 March 2013. For more Auckland Fringe information go to 

Spring Awakening plays
23rd February – 9th March 2013
Westpoint Performing Arts Centre
120mins $35 Adult
$30 Senior/Student 16yrs +