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Otterbein University Theatre Presents Spring Awakening

October 2, 2012

Westerville, OH—Otterbein University Theatre presents Spring Awakening at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25, and 8 p.m. on Oct. 26-27 and Nov. 1-3 at the Campus Center Theatre, 100 W. Home St. Tickets cost $20. Call 614-823-1109 or visit www.otterbein.edu/drama. NOTE: This production will contain strong sexual material and adult language.

Adapted from the 1892 play by German playwright Frank Wedekind, Spring Awakening celebrates the journey from youth to adulthood with unforgettable power, poignancy and passion. Growing up in repressive 19th-century Germany, teenagers struggle to cope with the complications and confusions of their sexual awakening. This haunting and provocative rock musical is a powerful fusion of morality, sexuality and rock and roll. Spring Awakening won eight Tony Awards in 2007, including Best Musical.

Spring Awakening marks the Otterbein University Theatre directing debut for Melissa Lusher, associate professor and resident speech/dialects coach. She regularly serves as a guest dialect coach at central Ohio theatre companies and universities. Lusher earned her master of fine arts degree in acting from the combined program of Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and the Moscow Art Theatre in Russia, and a bachelor’s degree in acting from CMU. She was a founding company member of the American Studio Theatre in New York City and served as the company’s resident voice and speech coach. She is a member of the Voice and Speech Trainers Association (VASTA).

Tickets for Spring Awakening are $20 each and can be reserved by calling the Otterbein University box office at (614) 823-1109 or purchased online at www.otterbein.edu/drama. The box office is open 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and one hour prior to performances. Student Rush discounts are available one hour prior to curtain, pending ticket availability. The box office is located in Cowan Hall, 30 S. Grove St., Westerville.

Sam Ray (Adult Men), Preston Pounds (Melchior), Corinee Munsch (Adult Women) in the Otterbein University Theatre & Dance production of Spring Awakening. Photo Credit: Evan Zimmerman Sam Ray (Adult Men), Preston Pounds (Melchior), Corinee Munsch (Adult Women) in the Otterbein University Theatre & Dance production of Spring Awakening.
Photo Credit: Evan Zimmerman

Preston Pounds (Melchior), and James Scully (Moritz) in the Otterbein University Theatre & Dance production of Spring Awakening. Photo Credit: Evan Zimmerman Preston Pounds (Melchior), and James Scully (Moritz) in the Otterbein University Theatre & Dance production of Spring Awakening. Photo Credit: Evan Zimmerman

James Scully (Moritz), Preston Pounds (Melchior), and Molly Wetzel (Wendla) in the Otterbein University Theatre & Dance production of Spring Awakening. Photo Credit: Evan Zimmerman James Scully (Moritz), Preston Pounds (Melchior), and Molly Wetzel (Wendla) in the Otterbein University Theatre & Dance production of Spring Awakening. Photo Credit: Evan Zimmerman

Molly Wetzel (Wendla) and Preston Pounds (Melchior) in the Otterbein University Theatre & Dance production of Spring Awakening. Photo Credit: Evan Zimmerman Molly Wetzel (Wendla) and Preston Pounds (Melchior) in the Otterbein University Theatre & Dance production of Spring Awakening. Photo Credit: Evan Zimmerman

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