Department of Theatre & Dance

Tickets on sale starting February 9 at gustavustickets.com

Spring Awakening posterSpring Awakening

Music by Duncan Sheik and Book and Lyrics by Steven Sater
Based on the play by Frank Wedekind
February 23 at 8:00 p.m. | February 24 at 8:00 p.m. | February 25 at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. | February 26 at 2:00 p.m.
Directed by Kimberly Braun '11 | Choreographed by Jeffrey Peterson | Music Direction by Samuel Grace '11
Anderson Theatre

Tony Award winning (Best Musical, Best Book, Best Score) rock musical Spring Awakening explores coming of age and autonomy through love and friendship. A heart-wrenching tale of censorship and access to healthcare, Spring Awakening delights the senses with gorgeous music and dancing.

[Content Advisory: Spring Awakening contains sexual content, incest, sexual assault, rape, child abuse, violence, weapons, running away from home, suicide, teen pregnancy, abortion, death, funeral/grief, child loss, explicit language, tobacco and drug use, and other potentially triggering material.]

NOTE: The production length will be 80-90 minutes with no intermission.

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Opening of the Rob and Judy Gardner Laboratory Theatre
Our BRAND NEW state-of-the-art performance and teaching space!


Gustavus Theatre & Dance, where imagination DANCES with personal transformation and creative excellence ACTS with a social conscience.

Our mission emphasizes the value of performance as a vital means of working for social justice and personal transformation. 

Our students explore ideas and experiment with techniques in our innovative courses, where we seek to understand not only how but also why we must make art, who we are, and what we mean to say.

Students process these questions through multiple opportunities to perform, design, write, craft, build, choreograph, collaborate, direct, and devise in faculty productions and student-led projects.

Our new state-of-the-art Rob and Judy Gardner Laboratory Theatre, which opened in the fall of 2019, provides even MORE opportunity for students to learn by doing.

WE CREATE CREATORS!

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