The annual Long Island Musical Theatre Festival, a pre-professional training program for aspiring performers, will showcase young talent in its production of Spring Awakening at the Olmstead Theatre at the Adelphi University Performing Arts Center. Performances will run July 27 and 28.
The production is directed by Nathan Brewer and musically directed Steven Altinel.
In addition to the main stage production, Broadway veteran Jay Armstrong Johnson (The Phantom of the Opera, On the Town) will teach a master class as students prepare for their "Teen Angst"-themed musical revue.
Spring Awakening, based on the play by Frank Wedekind, tells the coming-of-age story for several teenagers during late 19th century Germany. The original Broadway production earned eight Tony Awards including Best Musical. A revival from Deaf West Theatre, which incorporated American Sign Language into its staging, played Broadway in 2015.
In the past, the non-for-profit Long Island Musical Theatre Festival has staged productions of such shows as Violet, Cabaret, and Merrily We Roll Along.