February 24th-27th - Ernest Stone Performing Arts Center
JSU Theatre and Film is proud to present Spring Awakening, a musical exploring the journey from adolescence to adulthood with a poignancy and passion that is illuminating and unforgettable. The landmark musical is an electrifying fusion of morality, sexuality and rock and roll and winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical.
Spring Awakening is an exciting, coming-of-age, rock musical that explores, and often depicts, the intimate challenges young people face in their unique journeys of self-discovery. True to life, sometimes those journey are celebratory, and sometimes they are messy and uncomfortable. This means the story includes some heavy and difficult content. The JSU Department of Theatre and Film is committed to approaching sensitive content with the utmost professionalism and care for all artists and patrons, in an effort to promote an environment of emotional and physical safety, transparent communication, and informed consent.
Book and Lyrics by Steven Sater, Music by Duncan Sheik, Based on the play by Frank Wedekind, Directed by Carolyn Conover.
Spring Awakening contains adult content and is recommended for ages 16 and older. For detailed information, see below.
About the Show
Knowing that several of the scenes and songs in Spring Awakening contain potentially difficult content, our department prioritized the mental health of the artists involved through a combination of trainings, exercises, and community agreements concerning behavior and communication.
Behind the scenes
Want to see photos and videos of our progress as we build and rehearse the show? Check out our Behind the Scenes blog
Tickets for Spring Awakening are available online at https://our.show/jsuspringawakening
There you will also find information about the cast and creative team.
If you have any problems with the ticketing site, including for accessibility issues, please email email@example.com or call (256) 782-5623 for assistance.
Tickets are $15 plus fees if you buy online or $17 dollars at the door.
Spring Awakening contains adult content, including themes, discussions, and depictions of sexual discovery, consensual sex, physical and sexual abuse, pregnancy, abortion, suicide, trauma, death/dying, and parental neglect, as well as the presence and use of firearms. Some scenes and songs contain depictions of sexual encounters. There will be no nudity.
Knowing that several of the scenes and songs in Spring Awakening contain potentially difficult content, our department prioritized the mental health of the artists involved through a combination of trainings, exercises, and community agreements concerning behavior and communication. All instances of physical and emotional intimacy and violence were carefully choreographed using Intimacy Chorography best practices, including boundary setting, daily check-ins, and de-roling. Each instance of potentially activating content was thoughtfully examined in rehearsal and explored for its important contribution to visual storytelling and the character's journey. All of this work is done in an effort to promote the emotional and physical safety of the artists.
The director of the production, Carolyn Conover, has trained as an Intimacy Choreographer since 2018. She received her Mental Health First Aid Certification in 2021 and is a certified Artistic Mental Health Practitioner, a role which focuses on helping actors safely navigate and simulate traumatic material for live theatre. If you would like more specific information concerning the content of the show, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following links are made available in an effort to provide easy access to additional support for all our patrons:
JSU Counseling Services; 147 Trustee Circle Jacksonville, AL 36265; Phone:256-782-5475; Schedule a Meeting; services are FREE
ULifeline: FREE online resource for College Mental Health; Text "START" to 741-741 or call 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
The Trevor Project – National organization committed to providing crisis support and ending suicide among LGBT youth
Dial 988 for the National Suicide Hotline (works just like 911)