University Theatre presents 'Spring Awakening'

Contact: Cara Barnes
| WMU News
Photo of Bello Pizzimenti and Alicia Humphrey.

Pizzimenti and Humphrey play Melchior and Wendla in "Spring Awakening"

KALAMAZOO—Western Michigan University theatre students will perform the coming-of-age musical "Spring Awakening" Oct. 26 through Nov. 4 in the Williams Theatre at the Gilmore Theatre Complex.

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Performance schedule

  • Friday, Oct. 26, 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct. 27, 8 p.m.
  • Sunday, Oct. 28, 7 p.m.
  • Thursday, Nov. 1, 8 p.m.
  • Friday, Nov. 2, 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, Nov. 3, 2 and 8 p.m.
  • Sunday, Nov. 4, 2 and 7 p.m.

Based on a provocative story of youth and sexuality, rebellious 19th century teenagers Melchior (Bello Pizzimenti) and Wendla (Alicia Humphrey) embark on the journey from adolescence to adulthood in this powerful celebration of self-discovery during oppressive times. The New York Observer called the story, "A miracle that must be seen to be believed," and "...the best new musical in a generation."

Jay Berkow directs the all-student cast. An opening night reception will take place after the opening performance Friday, Oct. 26, in the Gilmore Theatre Complex Atrium. Graduating musical theatre performance majors will provide entertainment following the Oct. 26 and 27 and Nov. 2 and 3 performances.


All seating for "Spring Awakening" at Williams Theatre is general admission. Tickets are $20, $18 for senior citizens and WMU employees, $5 for WMU students and $10 for all other students. They are available by calling (269) 387-6222, online at, or by visiting the Gilmore Theatre Complex or Miller Auditorium ticket offices. Group discounts are available by calling (269) 387-3227.

For more information, contact Emily Duguay, University Theatre, at or (269) 387-6222.