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Theatre Latté Da Present SPRING AWAKENING April 12 - May 6

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Theater Latté Da will present Spring Awakening, a dynamic rock adaptation of Frank Wedekind's expressionist play about a group of teenagers coming of age in an uncomprehending world, on April 12 - May 6, 2012 at the The University of Minnesota Rarig Center, Stoll Thrust Theatre, West Bank
330 21st Ave S.

Banned when the play first premiered in 1891, the contemporary musical is still provocative in its uncompromising gaze at the trials, tears, and exhilaration of the teen years. Winner of eight Tony Awards and hailed as Best Musical of the Year by the New York Times, New York Post, Star Ledger, Journal News, New York Observer and USA Today, Spring Awakening is a celebration of the rebellious imperatives of youth.

Featured in the cast is Cat Brindisi, playing Wendla, an innocent teenager who longs to know about the secrets of love. You may recognize Cat from Theater Latté Da's hit production of Spelling Bee at the Ordway Center's McKnight Theatre. Cat has performed in the Twin Cities from a young age with The Children's Theatre Company, Chanhassen Dinner Theatres, and Guthrie Theater.

David Darrow plays Melchior, a young man who is just beginning to unlock the science of the heart. You will recognize David from his phenomenal performance in Theater Latté Da's recent production of Beautiful Thing. David is relatively new to the Twin Cities and has worked with Nimbus Theatre, Classical Actors Ensemble, and Sandbox Theatre. David is also the co-founder of Dovetail Theatre.

The cast also includes Michelle Barber (multiple roles), James Detmar (multiple roles), Larissa Gritti (Isle), Tyler Michaels (Mortiz), Derek Prestly (Otto), Rebecca Wilson (Martha), Jack Tillman (Ernst), Grant Sorenson (Hanchen), James Kennedy (Robert), Ross Orenstein (Georg), Charles Robison (Klaus), Elander Rosser (Lammermeier), James Person (Franz), Jenna Frankenfield (Thea), Kelly Hansen (Anna), Felicia Stevens (Therese), Ruth Glaeser (Clara) and Laura Hickey (Josephine).

Spring Awakening contains nudity, strong language and adult situations.

Theater Latté Da presents in partnership with the University of Minnesota Department of Theatre Arts and Dance.

This production is directed by Peter Rothstein with music direction by Denise Prosek and  choreography by Carl Flink.

Tickets are $29 - $39 ($19-23 previews) from 612-624-2345. Groups of more than ten call 612-339-3003 or email groups@latteda.org. Students - $10 tickets April 12 - April 22; $15 tickets April 25 - May 6. Faculty - $15 tickets all performances

Opening Night will be April 14. A Director's Dialogue will be held April 15 (post-show). Post-show Discussions will be held on April 19, 22, 26, 29; May 3.



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