CARSON - The rock musical, "Spring Awakening," will be performed by the Cal State Dominguez Hills Theatre Department beginning later this month.Performed by students and faculty, the musical will be presented April 27-28 and May 3-8. Originally written in 1891 and adapted into a rock-opera in 2006, "Spring Awakening" is about young adults working through issues of sexuality within the confines of strict school and home environments. "It has many contemporary themes that we feel will inspire and reach a younger audience, and maybe those who would not ordinarily come to the theater," said theater arts lecturer Kari Hayter. "It touches on family, friendship, identity, homosexuality, suicide, sex and abuse." The production won eight Tony Awards in 2007 while on Broadway. "Spring Awakening" features partial nudity and strong adult language and themes. Tickets are $15 general admission and $12 for students and seniors. They can be purchased online at csudh.edu/theatre or by calling (310) 243-3589.
********** Published: April 12, 2012 - Volume 10 - Issue 52