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The Artist Series Presents Spring Awakening March 24, 2011
The Artist Series Presents Spring Awakening March 24, 2011

2011 National Tour of SPRING AWAKENING is coming to Jacksonville on Thursday, March 24, 2011 at 7:30pm. The 8-time Tony Award winning Broadway musical featuring, “The most gorgeous Broadway score this decade,” (Entertainment Weekly) will play the Times Union Center’s Moran Theater for one performance only, during this limited engagement.  Tickets are on sale now!

Local actor, Mark Poppleton, is a part of the touring cast of Spring Awakening and will be on stage with the show in Jacksonville as a part of the ensemble adult men. Mark was last seen as Lawrence Jameson in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels at Bristol Valley Theater. His favorite roles are Sweeney Todd (Sweeney Todd); Man of LaMancha (Don Quixote); Private Lives (Elyot Chase) and Jesus Christ Superstar (Pontius Pilate).

Just as on Broadway, the tour will feature a limited number of on-stage seats available for purchase. Eighteen stage seats will be for sale for $25.00 each at the Times-Union Center at 9am on March 24.  Available while they last, each purchaser must be 18 years or older to purchase one stage seat each, show ID, and agree to follow specific rules.  A limited number of 3rd price seating will be available for purchase at the discounted price of $32.00 after stage seats are purchased, while they last.

Based on the 1891 Frank Wedekind play, the landmark musical is a stirring combination of sexuality, morality and rock & roll that is captivating audiences across the nation like no other musical in years. SPRING AWAKENING features an award-winning and evocative story with a score by Duncan Sheik, book and lyrics by Steven Sater, and original direction and choreography by Michael Mayer and Bill T. Jones, respectively.

Broadway direction and choreography will be recreated by Lucy Skilbeck and JoAnn M. Hunter. Set design is by Christine Jones, costume design by Susan Hilferty, lighting design by Kevin Adams and sound design by Brian Ronan.

Set against the backdrop of a repressive and provincial late 19th century Germany, SPRING AWAKENING follows a group of young students as they navigate through teenage self-discovery and coming of age anxiety. A powerful celebration of youth and rebellion the New York Times raves, “Broadway may never be the same.”

The Broadway production opened on December 10, 2006 at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre. The original cast recording of SPRING AWAKENING won the 2008 Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album. Originally produced by Ira Pittelman, Tom Hulce, Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel and the Atlantic Theatre Co., the 2010 – 2011 National Tour of SPRING AWAKENING is produced by NETworks Presentations, LLC.

SPRING AWAKENING contains mature themes, sexual situations and strong language. For additional dates and more information visit: www.springawakeningontour.com

SPRING AWAKENING will perform at the TIMES UNION CENTER’S MORAN THEATER Thursday, March 24, 2011 for one performance only! Tickets are on sale now!

To order by phone with Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover call The Artist Series Box Office at (904) 632-3373 (toll-free outside of Jacksonville 1-888-860-BWAY)

Tickets are also available online with Instant Seat Selection by visiting the The Artist Series’ website: www.artistseriesjax.org

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