Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Rock Musical Spring Awakening at Saddleback College Apt for Mature Audiences


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Rancho Santa Margarita, CA – The Department of Theatre Arts at Saddleback College is presenting Spring Awakening, a youthful coming-of-age Broadway musical on October 19-28 in the Studio Theatre

Spring Awakening is a rock musical with music by Duncan Sheik and a book and lyrics by Steven Sater. It is based on the controversial German play Spring Awakening (1891) by Frank Wedekind which was banned in Germany for some time due to its frank portrayal of abortion, homosexuality, rape, child abuse and suicide. Set in late-19th century Germany, the musical tells the story of teenagers discovering the inner and outer tumult of sexuality. In the musical, alternative rock is employed as part of the folk-infused rock score. This musical took Broadway by storm, winning eight Tony Awards including Best Musical.  

Directed by Daniel R. Trevino, with choreography by Ellen Prince and musical direction by Christopher Smith.

Contains adult content and is recommended for mature audiences.

Dates:  October 19, 20, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27 at 8 pm and October 21, 28 at 3 pm.

Tickets can be purchased by calling (949) 582-4656 (noon-4 Wednesday-Saturday) and online at  Prices are $15 general; $10 students/seniors.
The Department of Theatre Arts program at Saddleback College produces several fully-staged shows in which students are encouraged to participate.  Theatre Arts students are given the opportunity to audition for every production and Theatre Arts students are given priority in the casting process.  In addition there are numerous opportunities for students to contribute in backstage activities of all college productions.

Saddleback College is located at 28000 Marguerite Pkwy in Mission Viejo, just east of Interstate 5 at the Avery Parkway exit.  Free parking is available in Lot 12.  Take Avery Parkway to Marguerite Parkway turn left to the third traffic light, which is Saddleback’s Marguerite entrance. Turn right into the campus and take the third left to Theatre Circle, turning right into Lot 12.
Located in Mission Viejo, Saddleback College provides quality higher education and training to the greater south Orange County community.  Having served more than 500,000 students since 1968, Saddleback College offers over 300 degree and certificate programs to help students reach their personal, career, and educational goals.  For more information, please and for Fine Arts information, please visit  

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