Spring Awakening Press Release
July 13, 2015
Join the Hangar Theatre for the Tony Award-winning
Rock Musical Spring Awakening
TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE!
Ithaca, NY – Continuing its Mainstage Season, the Hangar Theatre’s artistic director Jen Waldman will direct the musical Spring Awakening by Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik, June 25 until July 11, 2015. This rock musical, based on the play by Frank Wedekin features a young cast of performers who’s vibrant and electrifying performances light up the stage. Join the cast, crew, and Hangar staff on opening night, Friday, June 26 at 8pm at the Hangar Theatre, located at 801 Taughannock Blvd, Ithaca, NY 14850 near Cass Park. Spring Awakening is recommended for mature audiences.
Spring Awakening explores self-discovery and what it means to experience love and loss. Set in a small 19th – century German town, Melchior (Robert Ariza), Wendla (Kelsey Lake), Moritz (Johnny Shea) and the rest of their classmates begin to experience changes that confuse and fascinate them, but coming from a society where “the birds and the bees” discussion is frowned upon, the students are confronted with the struggle of dealing with these changes without guidance. The blended sound of both rock and roll and folk music heighten the stakes and make this show a theatrical experience like no other.
Returning to the Hangar stage are three Hangar Lab Company alums Johnny Shea, Aidan Elsesser, and Caroline Gorland. Last summer these three young actors performed in the KIDDSTUFF season and Wedge Series.
Take your theatrical experience to the next level. Join us for free programming before and after our Mainstage performances at our post-show Tuesday Talkbacks or at our prologue 45 minutes before each performance.
Tickets start at $23 and can be purchased online at www.HangarTheatre.org, by phone at (607) 273-ARTS (2787), or in person Hangar Theatre Box Office at the theatre (Mon-Sat between 12pm and 6pm) and one hour before curtain time. The recently renovated theatre is located at 801 Taughannock Blvd, Ithaca, NY 14850.
The Hangar Theatre is committed to making theatre accessible to the entire community though its Pay What You Can (PWYC) program. Patrons may pay what they can afford to see Spring Awakening on June 27 at 3pm and the Saturday noon performances of the KIDDSTUFF series. A limited number of tickets are available for PWYC thanks to the generosity of our Mainstage PWYC sponsor Schlather, Stumbar, Parks & Salk, LLP and our KIDDSTUFF PWYC sponsor Ithaca Bakery.
Hangar Theatre gratefully acknowledges 2015 Partner in Flight sponsorship from CFCU Community Credit Union and Cayuga Radio Group. Premier sponsorship for Spring Awakening is provided by Tompkins Trust Company, and Associate Sponsorship is provided by Ithaca Times and Family Medicine Associates of Ithaca. The Hangar Theatre is dedicated to providing exceptional theatre experiences of high professional quality to enrich, enlighten, educate, and entertain the diverse audience in the Finger Lakes region and beyond. Strong educational and training programs are central parts of our commitment to the local and national artistic communities. Visit our website at www.HangarTheatre.org