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Smash-hit rock & folk musical ‘Spring Awakening’ to premiere at The Oncenter

Courtesy of Amelia Beamish of AB Photography / Syracuse Summer Theatre

The Oncenter will premiere the award-winning Broadway Rock & Folk musical "Spring Awakening" that tells the story of angsty German teenagers in the 1890s.

UPDATED: July 13 at 1:40 p.m.

Sex, Germans and Rock & Roll will come to the Syracuse Summer Theatre at The Oncenter this summer.

The award-winning Broadway Rock & Folk musical “Spring Awakening” will premiere at the BeVard Studio at the John H. Mulroy Civic Center in downtown Syracuse July 21, following 2016’s “Cabaret”. The angsty musical adaptation of the German play under the same name tells the story of teenagers in 1890’s Germany and their journey through sexual awakening, youth revolt and self-discovery.

With a score by Duncan Sheik and a book and lyrics by Steven Sater, the original 2006 Broadway production has been awarded eight Tony Awards, according to the show’s website. The show was revived in 2015 and won an additional three Tony Awards.

Syracuse Opera Board President Garrett Heater is the show’s director alongside Syracuse Opera performer Bridget Moriarty, who serves as musical director and Jodi Bova-Mele as the choreographer.

The Oncenter Complex will host the show on July 21, 22, 28 and 29 as well as August 4 and 5 at 8 p.m. and August 6 at 2 p.m.

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