Tony-winning musical ‘Spring Awakening’ opens at Columbus State University

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Columbus, Ga- Spring Awakening, now onstage at Columbus State University, took Broadway by storm in 2006 with its electrifying score and a story rooted in controversy. 

“It’s the story of this budding sexuality and this repressive society, says Larry McDonald, director of Spring Awakening. “It’s really a compelling and electrifying story.”

Set against the backdrop of 19th century Germany, any of the 50 states in America could be a substitute, which is why Ethan Hall says the mature content shouldn’t scare audiences. 

“There’s nothing to be afraid of. There’s nothing in here that you haven’t seen on TV and nothing that is too raw to be seen by the human eye. It’s simply unfiltered,” says Hall. 

“Everybody can relate to feeling alone,” says cast member Russell Bugg. “Everybody has been a teenager, so we can relate to having these new feelings and desires and all that kind of stuff. I think that’s what’s so cool about this show is that it’s so relatable to everyone.”

While love and desire is at the center of Spring Awakening, darkness also has its place. But hope springs eternal.

“Even when things look bad it’s not the end, there’s always tomorrow, you can always find hope in those that love you and there’s another sunrise.”

Do you want to see Spring Awakening live onstage? Here’s the details:

Spring Awakening: The Musical

Riverside Theater 

Bay Ave & 10th Street, Uptown Columbus 

April 13,14, 19-21 at 7:30p.m.

April 15 at 2:00p.m.

This show may not be suitable for those under the age of 18. (Strong sexual content, language)


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