Collaboration brings Baldwin-Wallace Music Theater Program to Lakewood In collaboration with Baldwin-Wallace College Music Theatre Program, the Beck Center for the Arts presents the Tony Award-winning rock musical, Spring Awakening, February 3 through March 4, 2012 on the Mackey Main Stage. Show times are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are now on sale. Directed by Victoria Bussert, director of Music Theatre at Baldwin-Wallace College, Spring Awakening features Equity actors Scott Plate and Laura Perrotta as the adult male and female characters with a talented cast of 17 young actors from BW’s nationally recognized MT program. “I am thrilled about this initial collaboration between the Beck Center and Baldwin-Wallace,” exclaimed Bussert “especially on such a ground-breaking piece in American musical theater.” Based on the controversial play by Frank Wedekind, Spring Awakening explores with passion and poignancy the turbulent journey from adolescence to adulthood. This landmark musical swept the 2007 Tony Awards winning eight out of its eleven nominations, including Best Musical and Best Score. With book and lyrics by Steven Sater and music by Duncan Sheik, Spring Awakening is an exhilarating mix of morality, sexuality, and rock & roll including hard-hitting songs like “Momma Who Bore Me,” “My Junk,” and “The Bitch of Living.” Set against the backdrop of a repressive and provincial late 19th century Germany, Spring Awakening tells the timeless story of teenage self-discovery and budding sexuality as seen through the eyes of a group of school mates. Haunting and provocative, Spring Awakening examines a myriad of social issues including domestic violence, rape, incest, suicide, and teen pregnancy. This production includes adult language and nudity and is recommended for mature audiences ages 17 and older. Tickets are $28 for adults and $25 for seniors (65 and older). An additional $3 service fee per ticket is applied at the time of purchase. A special discounted rate of $15 is available for students with valid ID. Preview Night on Thursday, February 2 is $10 with general admission seating. Group discounts are available for parties of 13 or more. Purchase tickets online at beckcenter.org or call Customer Service at 216.521.2540, ext. 10. Beck Center is located at 17801 Detroit Avenue in Lakewood, just ten minutes west of downtown Cleveland. Free onsite parking is available. Beck Center’s production of Spring Awakening is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI) and is sponsored by Cuyahoga Arts and Culture and the Ohio Arts Council. Beck Center for the Arts is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization that offers professional theater productions, arts education programming in dance, music, theater, visual arts, early childhood, and creative arts therapies for special needs students, and gallery exhibits featuring regional artists.