Wednesday, May 21, 2014


Spring Awakening was performed several years ago on Broadway, followed by Asbury Park and then at Kean University in Union. If you missed this unusual show, you can catch it in Upper Montclair:

A Rock Musical based on the play by Frank Wedekind
Book and Lyrics by Steven Sater
Music by Duncan Sheik
Directed by Claudia Budris
Assistant Director and Choreographer Lynsey Price
Musical Director Jim Millar

WHEN: May 30 - June 4, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 PM and Sundays at 3 PM 
WHERE: Studio Playhouse,14 Alvin Place, off Valley Road near the A&P, in Upper Montclair
TICKETS: $25 for adults, $22 for students and seniors age 65 and up with discounts available for groups of 20 or more that prepay.
Tickets are Buy one Get one free opening night, Friday, May 30.
Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling 973.744.9752

SpringPR1It’s Germany, 1891. The beautiful young Wendla explores her body and asks her mother where babies come from. Elsewhere, the brilliant and fearless young Melchior defends his buddy Moritz, a boy so traumatized by puberty he can’t concentrate on anything. One afternoon in the woods, Wendla and Melchior discover a desire unlike anything they’ve ever felt.

Spring Awakening, winner of 8 Tony Awards, celebrates the unforgettable journey from youth to adulthood with a power, poignancy and passion that you will never forget.

***Please be advised there is strong language and sexual situations***

[Top photo: The boys, left to right: Georg (Joseph Tible), Otto (Calvin Rezen), Moritz (Chris Newhouse), Hanschen (Danny Sims), Melchior (Robert Peterpaul) and Ernst (Nick Bissel)] 

[Bottom photo: Wendla (Kristina Walz) and Melchior (Robert Peterpaul) discover their desire for each other]

Photos by Claudia Budris