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The North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre will stage Spring Awakening, starring (from left) Matt Sheaffer, McCarty Kennedy, Jesse Farmer, Allison Darcy Mitteer, Ford Nelson, Chelsey Winstead, McKenna Waldron, Melanie Payne, Faith Jones, Shane de León, Charles Robson, Heather Shinpaugh, Natalia Soto and Ted Willis, June 1-17 (photo by Elizabeth Marie Cecilia Anderson)

North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre’s Gripping and Stirring Performance of Spring Awakening Should Be Seen More Than Once

North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre’s community-theater production of Spring Awakening, with music by Duncan Sheik and book and lyrics by Steven Sater, is not for the faint of heart. Based on the 1891 play of the same name by Frank Wedekind, this Tony Award®-winning rock musical explores teen angst, sexuality, and self-discovery in late… Read More ›

The North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre will stage Spring Awakening, starring (from left) Matt Sheaffer, McCarty Kennedy, Jesse Farmer, Allison Darcy Mitteer, Ford Nelson, Chelsey Winstead, McKenna Waldron, Melanie Payne, Faith Jones, Shane de León, Charles Robson, Heather Shinpaugh, Natalia Soto and Ted Willis, June 1-17 (photo by Elizabeth Marie Cecilia Anderson)

Brave, Fearless Direction and Pertinent Subject Matter Make Spring Awakening a Must-See Musical

Spring Awakening, onstage now at North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre, under the direction of Timothy E. Locklear, is an intriguing, ballsy production that beautifully celebrates today’s improving climate of acceptance while also drawing attention to how far we still have to go. The story, set in late 19th century Germany, opens with a reluctant… Read More ›

The national tour of "Spring Awakening" played Raleigh Memorial Auditorium on March 11 and 12 (photo by Andy Snow)

“Spring Awakening” Jolts Raleigh Audiences

Although the original production of “Spring Awakening” swept people away and drew huge crowds, this touring production failed to deliver on the whole. The performers all had lovely voices, but their acting chops left a lot to be desired.

The cast of the national tour of "Spring Awakening" (photo by Andy Snow)

Tony Award® Winner “Spring Awakening” Opens in Raleigh on March 11th

Based on the 1891 Frank Wedekind play and winner of eight 2007 Tony Awards®, “Spring Awakening” is a landmark musical, with a stirring combination of sexuality, morality, and rock and roll that is captivating audiences across the nation like no other musical in years.