Spring Awakening


For a repressed group of teenagers, the road to adulthood is fraught with suffocating confusion in Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater’s Tony-winning adaptation of Frank Wedekind’s prescient 19th-century drama. As the adults in their lives exert control but withhold guidance, Melchior, Wendla, Moritz, Ilse, and their friends navigate blindly through the enigma of their burgeoning sexuality. Both haunting and high-octane, the score bristles with anthems to adolescence like “Mama Who Bore Me” and “The Bitch of Living,” and is infused with a blend of folk, pop, and rock that gives this tale unexpected soul. With generational gaps growing wider than ever, the angst and defiance at the heart of this boundary-pushing musical act as a bridge between our deeply personal yet wholly universal experiences.

Presented by Round House Theatre

Show Type
Running Time
135 minutes
(1 Intermission)
Appropriate For 16+ Price Ranges
$42 - $78

Discount Tickets Available Pay-What-You-Can, 2 for 1 Tuesday, 35 & Under, Blue Star Theatre Program, Theatre Union Discounts

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Box Office Phone: 240-644-1100

Schedule Open/Close Dates: 01/22/2020 - 02/23/2020
Sunday 2:00pm--
Monday ---
Tuesday 7:30pm--
Wednesday 7:30pm--
Thursday 7:30pm--
Friday 8:00pm--
Saturday 2:00pm8:00pm-
Important Dates

Special Performances

  • 01/27/2020 - 8:00pm VIP Opening Night

Dark Days

  • 01/28/2020 - 7:30pm
Performer Role
Bobby Smith Adult Man
Tonya Beckman Adult Woman
Chani Wereley Martha
Kalen Robinson Thea
Katie Rey Bogdan Anna
Jane Bernhard Ilse
Christian Montgomery Hanschen/Rupert
James Mernin Ernst/Reinhold
Carson Collins Georg/Dieter
Michael Mainwaring Otto/Ulbrect
Sean Watkinson Moritz
Evan Daves Melchior
Cristina Sastre Wendla
Production Personnel
Alan Paul
Costume Designer
Sarah Cubbage
Set Designer
Adam Rigg
Sound Designer
Matt Nielson
Paul McGill
Musical Director
James Cunningham
Lighting Designer
Colin Bills
Duncan Sheik
Book Writer
Steven Sater
Steven Sater
Adapted From
Based on the Play by Frank Wedekind


Round House Theatre
4545 East-West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814
About the Venue:
Round House is one of the leading professional theaters in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, producing a six-show season of modern classics, new plays and musicals for more than 40,000 patrons each year. It is a home for outstanding ensemble acting and lifelong learning. We seek to captivate audiences with stories that inspire compassion, provoke emotions, and demand conversation.

Getting There

  • Bethesda (Red Line)


  • Paid garages
  • Theater discount at nearby garage


  • This venue is wheelchair accessible.
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