Intimate Production of Spring Awakening, With Anthony Crouchelli and Bridget Kohles, Opens Tonight in NJ

The Tony Award-winning rock musical Spring Awakening, featuring a score by Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater, opens May 22 at the Becton Theater in New Jersey.

Spring Awakening by Garage Theatre Group
Spring Awakening by Garage Theatre Group (Photo by Mark Wyville)

Directed by Michael Bias, performances of the intimately staged musical — a coming-of-age story set in 19th century Germany that deals with themes of sexuality, suicide and spirituality — continue through June 1.

The cast includes Anthony Crouchelli ( The Adventures of Tom Sawyer national tour, "Step Up 3") as Melchior, Mike Schwartz as Mortiz and Bridget Kohles as Wendla with Osborn Focht ( The Capeman) as Adult Man, Marci Elyn Schein ( So Big: The Musical), Chris Jehnert ( Hairspray national tour), Jacob Ariel, Ariel Nicholson, Zara Zeigerman, Maya Golan, Tabby Spina, Shannon Anderson, Noa Golan, Noa Avital, Sofia Ben-Hur and CJ Jerkovich.

Other members of the creative team include musical director Marci Elyn Schein and choreographer Toni-Renee Johnson.

The Becton Theater is located at 960 River Road in Teaneck, NJ. For more information and tickets, visit