The coming-of-age rock opera Spring Awakening made its off-Broadway New York debut in 2006. Famed for tackling subjects of teenage sexuality, abuse, suicide and youth tumult with a fearless voice, the show is based on the original German play by Frank Wedekind from the turn of the century. The trials of youth are explored with utter candor in this riveting exploration of a group of adolescents trying to become their own people in the face of immense pressure from the adult world. Wedekind's original play has been mined time and time again for its highly realistic treatment of the youth experience, this time with the modern-day verve of Broadway. Now a cult classic, Spring Awakening has become world-renowned through various tours and international productions, garnering 3 Tony awards and massive critical acclaim.
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