theatre institute at sage

  Spring Awakening is a rock musical with music by Duncan Sheik and a book and lyrics by Steven Sater. It is based on the 1891 German play Spring Awakening by Frank Wedekind. Set in late-19th century Germany, the musical tells the story of teenagers discovering the inner and outer tumult of sexuality and struggling with repression, rejection and lack of information.

Spring Awakening won Best Musical and several other Tony Awards for its original Broadway run. The Theatre Institute at Sage will present a production of the musical this weekend and next at the James L. Meader Little Theater in Troy, NY.

The production’s director, Leigh Strimbeck, joins us now along with Austin Lombardi, Junior Theater Major, who plays Moritz in the show and Kaleigh Cerqua, Senior Theater Major who is the assistant director.

The Theatre Institute at Sage is putting on a production of Edward Albee’s classic, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?. The play, which turns 50 this years, is directed by David Baecker and pits two couples in a long night of vicious games. This blended student and faculty staging in the Meader Little Theatre stars David Bunce and Leigh Strimbeck – who joins us to to talk about the production.