After selling out every performance of its January run, the Balagan Theatre will bring the coming-of-age rock musical, Spring Awakening, back to Seattle in April, with a weekend tour to Mount Vernon in May. Check out the production photographs below.
Directed by Seattle musical mainstay Eric Ankrim (currently starring in First Date, a 5th Avenue Theatre/ACT Theatre co-production), the April run of Spring Awakening features two promising local teenage actors in lead roles: 18-year-old Gig Harbor resident Bryan Gula (The Oklahoma! Project, Spring Awakening) and 17-year-old Yakima resident Tori Gresham (The Boyfriend, The Crucible).
The April run of Spring Awakening also welcomes the return of two highly acclaimed local musical actors in encore performances of their lead roles: Kirsten Delohr Helland (Oklahoma!, The Pajama Game) and Jerick Hoffer (Red Ranger Came Calling, Threepenny Opera).
Seattle performances are April 20-22 and 26-29 at the Erickson Theatre on Capitol Hill (1524 Harvard Avenue). Tickets start at $20 and are on sale at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/215408. Mount Vernon performances are May 4-6 at the Lincoln Theatre (712 South First Street). Tickets start at $14 and are on sale at http://www.lincolntheatre.org/performance/spring-awakening.
Spring Awakening features music by Grammy-winning musical artist Duncan Sheik and book and lyrics by Steven Sater. The 2006 Broadway production won eight Tony Awards including Best Musical and Best Original Score; and launched the careers of Lea Michele and Jonathan Groff (of television's Glee). Set in late-1890s Germany, the musical follows a group of teenagers as they discover their minds, bodies, and passions in the journey through adolescence... sometimes to disastrous consequence.
Photo Credit: Pamela M. Campi Photography.