CENTER HIGHLIGHT: FTT’s Spring Awakening!


We have many spots available for the run of this award-winning musical. Last week we hosted the musical’s composer Duncan Sheik for an enlightening talk in the Decio. In case you missed it, here’s a little more info on this upcoming production from FTT:


The University of Notre Dame’s Department of Film, Television, and Theatre (FTT) announces the Tony Award-winning musical Spring Awakening, with book and lyrics by Steven Sater and music by Duncan Sheik, in the Patricia George Decio Theatre at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, April 18-22. Based on the 1891 play by German playwright Frank Wedekind, Sater and Sheik’s alt-rock musical won eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, in 2007. 

Pulsing with adolescent angst and repressed sexuality, Spring Awakening presents an oppressive culture in which youthful ignorance is cultivated and enforced by parents and institutions alike. Denied any accurate information about sex, these adolescents are forced to figure it out on their own, with disastrous results.

As this is a controversial musical and in response to the many issues surrounding this production, FTT will host a pre-show panel discussion on Thursday, April 19 at 6:00 pm. 

There you have it. Ushers please note that this production includes much mature content. Hopefully I can handle it!


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