Spring Awakening back at Theatre On The Bay by popular demand


LAMTA’s Spring Awakening, the smash hit rock musical directed by Sylvaine Strike, re-opens this week at Theatre On The Bay in Camps Bay by popular demand. 

Loosely set in 1895, Spring Awakening has consistently pushed boundaries and remains as relevant as ever today. It delves into the lives of a group of adolescent students discovering their sexual identities and desires as they rebel against the prevailing burdensome and restrictive societal norms. What sets this iteration apart is its superb triple threat cast and their extraordinarily professional delivery of powerful storytelling, heart stopping singing and clever choreography with dance numbers, that blew audiences away night after night in the first season last November.

Under Sylvaine Strike’s visionary direction, this reimagined production based on the play by Frank Wedekind, with book and lyrics by Steven Sater and music by Duncan Sheik, expertly brings the gripping and emotional story to life as it explores complex themes like self-discovery, repression and the power of rebellion. Guest artists re-joining the LAMTA company include the brilliant Francis Chouler and Natalie Robbie in multiple roles.

Spring Awakening features LAMTA’s graduates, students and guest artists Francis Chouler and Natalie Robbie. This is the first time LAMTA – which is now in its sixth year – has presented a book musical and it is also Strike’s first time directing a musical. Outstanding creatives on the show include musical director Amy Campbell, resident director Anton Luitingh, choreographers Naoline Quinzin and Anna Olivier (with oversight by Duane Alexander), set, costume and lighting designer Niall Griffin, intimacy co-ordinator Natalie Fisher, and sound designer David Classen.

Spring Awakening at Theatre on the Bay runs from 8 March to 6 April 2024. Booking is at Webtickets and tickets cost from R250 per person.

  • Please note Spring Awakening contains mature themes, partial nudity, sexual situations as well as explicit language – no persons under 13.

PHOTO CREDIT: Claude Barnardo

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