PHOTO EXCLUSIVE: Behind the Scenes With Spring Awakening Star Lindsay Pearce

Photos   PHOTO EXCLUSIVE: Behind the Scenes With Spring Awakening Star Lindsay Pearce
 
Lindsay Pearce (Harmony on "Glee") shares exclusive backstage and behind-the-scenes photos from the new Los Angeles mounting of the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Spring Awakening.

"I play the innocent and ultimately doomed Wendla Bergman alongside a crazy talented and incredible cast of Los Angeles actors," says Pearce. "Most of us met each other at callbacks, and when we all sat down for our first read of the show, it was love at first sight. I, as well as many other castmates, took photos from day one as to not forget a single moment with one another."

"We have truly become a family; living, laughing, loving and learning alongside one another every day, all while performing one of the most beautiful musicals of our generation. I hope you enjoy the photos of us and our process. Truly, Heaven must feel like this!"

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Directed by Kate Sullivan, performances will continue through April 22 at the Theatre of Arts Arena Stage. The cast comprises Pearce (Harmony on "Glee"), Janel Parrish (Mona Vanderwaal on the ABC Family series "Pretty Little Liars"), Michael David, Veronica Dunne, David Carey Foster, Tiffany Gray, Chris Higgins, Reesa Ishiyama, Hope Lauren, Kelly Lester, Payson Lewis, Matt Magnusson, Molly McCook, Harrison Meloeny, Ritesh Rajan, Alyce Tawil, Mat Vairo and Chase Williamson.

The production also features musical direction by Rachael Lawrence and choreography by Laura Harrison.

Spring Awakening has music by Duncan Sheik and book and lyrics by Steven Sater.

"This L.A. intimate theatre premiere production of Spring Awakening," press notes state, "is the rock musical adaptation of the 1892 German play by Frank Wedekind. Set in late-19th-century Germany, it concerns a group of teenagers who are discovering the inner and outer tumult of their awakening sexuality and the complications that arise because of them."

Theatre of Arts Arena Stage is located at 1625 N. Las Palmas Avenue in Hollywood. Ticket prices are $25; previews are $20. For tickets visit www.brownpapertickets.com or overthemoonproductions.virb.com or call (310) 903-6150.

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