Spring Awakening: In Concert Will Play Los Angeles in July

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Glory|struck Productions will present Spring Awakening: In Concert July 20-29 at Los Angeles' Hayworth Theatre.

The limited engagement will benefit the Love Is Louder movement.

Kate Sullivan Gibbens will direct with musical direction by Michael Christopher Luebke. Casting will be announced at a later date.

The production, according to press notes, is a "theatre-concert hybrid that focuses sharply on music and its story, recalling the energy of an East Village music bar as opposed to a traditional 'uptown' venue. Audiences will be left with art in its purist, most unadulterated form: the music, the dialogue, and the message."

Based on the controversial 1892 play by Frank Wedekind, the Tony-winning Spring Awakening features music by Duncan Sheik and book and lyrics by Steven Sater and "recalls the coming of age, and discovery of sexuality among youth in 19th Century Germany. The piece tackles issues of teen suicide, pregnancy, sexuality and identity."

Love Is Louder was started by The Jed Foundation, MTV and actress Brittany Snow to "support anyone feeling mistreated, misunderstood or alone. Online and in communities around the world, the movement is raising the volume around a critical message - -- that love and support is more powerful than the external and internal voices that bring us down, cause us pain and make us feel hopeless." Hayworth Theatre is located at 2511 Wilshire Blvd. Tickets, priced $25, will go on sale in June; for more information visit www.springawakeninginconcert.com.

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