Iconotheatrix Brings SPRING AWAKENING To The Stage This Summer

Iconotheatrix Brings SPRING AWAKENING To The Stage This Summer

Iconotheatrix presents their final show of the season, Spring Awakening, July 26-August 5, 2018 at Obsidian Theater. In Spring Awakening it's 1891, and grown-ups hold all the cards. Headstrong Melchior (Alex Kerry) and naive Wendla (Lauren Weinberger) stumble into each others' arms, passionate and curious, while anxious Moritz (Justin Vrana) struggles to live up to the stringent expectations of society. With only each other for guidance, this group of young men and women travel the fraught and rocky path of adolescence, discovering their bodies, their minds, and themselves along the way. An electric, vibrant celebration of youth and rebellion, Spring Awakening fuses issues of morality, sexuality, and rock and roll into a story that packs a powerful emotional punch.

Iconotheatrix' production of Spring Awakening will feature all age-appropriate casting. The show will be held at Obsidian Theater, located in the Houston Heights. Spring Awakening will run for 10 performances only from July 26-August 5. Tickets range from $21 for students to $26 for adults. Tickets can be purchased at http://www.iconotheatrix.org/current-production.

Spring Awakening contains strong language and sexual situations. It is intended for mature audiences. Parental guidance is advised.

With Tony Award winning music by Duncan Sheik and Tony Award Winning book and lyrics by Steven Slater, based on the original 1891 play of the same title by Frank Wedekind, Spring Awakening is filled with thought provoking characters and story lines that still hold true today.

Iconotheatrix, a youth theatre company, cast the teenage roles with young adults and the adult roles with guest artists, who are professional, working actors in the Houston area. University of Texas at Austin junior, Lauren Weinberger, leads the cast as Wendla Bergmann. Co-starring with Weinberger as Melchior Gabor is University of Houston freshman, Alex Kerry. As the remaining principle teenagers, Iconotheatrix has cast Justin Vrana (Moritz Stiefel), Rachel Portalatin (Ilse Neumann), Toby Mustard (Hanschen Rilow), Icis Hammond (Martha Bessell), and Ryan Esparza (Ernst Robel). Guest artists include Chelsi Jump as the Adult Female Roles, and Calvin Hudson as the Adult Male Roles. Rounding out the cast of teenagers is Camille Brooks, Jackie Cortina, Cassidy D'Agostino, Karson Davis, Merritt Garthwaite, Daniela Garrett, Janson Hanes, Owen Lee, and Emily Peterson.

The creative team is comprised of familiar faces to Iconotheatrix, featuring direction and choreography by Eboni Bell, and music direction by Kristen Delbosque.

"The mission of Iconotheatrix is to bridge the gap between educational and professional theatre. We provide an authentic artistic experience in a safe, inclusive environment for young adults. Through bold and innovative theatrical productions and community outreach, our students are a part of the positive progression of the growing Houston theatre economy." Iconotheatrix made it's debut in December of 2014 with their inaugural cabaret, Iconotheatrix: A Prologue. The cabaret kick-started ITX and allowed it to produce their first full production, RENT, in May of 2015. Since then, Iconotheatrix has become a non-profit organization and produced its first full season in 2016-2017 featuring Carrie: The Musical, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, and Heathers The Musical (High School Edition). In January of 2018, Iconotheatrix was awarded the Most Improved Theatre in Houston by Broadway World. For more information, please email iconotheatrix@gmail.com or visit Iconotheatrix' website at www.iconotheatrix.org.

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