Spring Awakening Launches Online Video Contest

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Spring Awakening has teamed up with Eyespot, the website that allows fans to create their own video mashups, in a competition for videos in which creators are "expressing their teenage angst," according to press notes.

Fans can combine songs and video from the production along with their own personal video. Rosie O'Donnell created one of the first Spring Awakening video mashups on the site.

Videos will be judged by Spring Awakening composer Duncan Sheik, producers Tom Hulce and Ira Pittelman and cast members Lea Michele, Jonathan Groff and John Gallagher Jr., through June 15. The creator of the winning selection will be flown to New York City and put up for two nights and will get tickets to the show and a meet-and-greet with the cast. The winning video will be posted on the show's official website.

The site can be found at www.eyespot.com.

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Spring Awakening has music by Duncan Sheik, lyrics and book by Steven Sater, direction by Michael Mayer and choreography by Bill T. Jones. The musical is based on Frank Wedekind's 1891 expressionist play, which was scandalous in its day for addressing sex, violence and suicide. Two actors play all the adult roles, and the others in the ensemble cast plays teenagers. Jonathan Groff and Lea Michele play the lead roles of two teens drawn to each other in a world where parents, ministers and teachers create an atmosphere of shame, silence and ignorance.

Spring Awakening began previews at Broadway's Eugene O'Neill Theatre on Nov. 16, 2006, and opened Dec. 10, 2006. Its world premiere was Off-Broadway at the Atlantic Theater Company, where it opened June 15, 2006.

The Eugene O'Neill Theatre is at 230 West 49th Street. For more information on the show visit springawakening.com.

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