Spring Awakening

Sept 6th through 28th

Book & Lyrics by Steven Sater

Music by Duncan Sheik

Based on the play by Frank Wedekind

Directed by Marie Tredway

The rock musical adaptation of the banned play by Frank Wedekind!  Spring Awakening is set in Germany 1891, a place where the surface of life does not reflect what lies underneath.  Then one night, in the middle of the woods, two teenagers meet and their lives are changed forever.  This musical is an active rebellion against the world’s expectations.

Stage 221

221 N Genesee Street

Waukegan, IL 60085


$20 General Admission

$15 Seniors/Military/Students


September 6th through 28th

Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm

SPRING AWAKENING is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.


Winner of 8 Tony Awards!


Rated R


About the Writer: Duncan Sheik

Duncan Scott Sheik is an American composer and singer-songwriter. He was born on November 18, 1969, in Montclair, New Jersey. He then moved to Hilton Head, South Carolina, where he was raised by his single mother and his grandparents. Sheik’s grandmother was a Juilliard-trained pianist, so she taught him how to play at age five, and he soon started picking up the guitar. Throughout his adolescence, Sheik played in bands and kept up his love of music. Not wanting a musical education to influence his style, Sheik attended Brown University and graduated with a degree in semiotics in 1992.  A few years later, Sheik met poet and playwright Steven Sater through the Soka Gakkai International, a Nichiren Buddhist group he joined after converting from Catholicism.

About the Writer: Steven Sater

Steven Sater is an American lyricist and playwright. He was born in Evansville, Indiana, and began his college career at Washington University in St. Louis. However, an apartment fire caused Sater to have to jump from his balcony, and he spent months recovering from the injuries and seriously decided to pursue a career in the arts. After his undergraduate education, Sater went on to attend Princeton University, where he earned his masters degree in English literature.

About the Writer: Frank Wedekind

Frank Wedekind was a German playwright who influenced expressionism and the development of Bertolt Brecht’s Epic Theatre. His work often criticized the repressive social attitudes towards sex and sexuality. His most popular play was and is Spring Awakening: A Children’s Tragedy.

About the Director: Marie Tredway

Directing credits include: BLACK BOX (staged reading) at Victory Gardens Theater, YOUNG PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL at Milwaukee Chamber Theater, BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON and PLATH (A Staged Reading) at Three Brothers Theater, THE FIXER (staged reading) at Steppenwolf and THE INVISIBLE HAND  at Carthage College. Chicago theatre performance credits: Jeff Recommended Not One Batu (Nothing Without A Company), Chicago AfterDark (Artistic Conspiracy), Wild Boar (Silk Road Rising). Endless love and gratitude for Carl, Amaya, and Alexis. Marie is proudly represented by Actors Talent Group.