OnStage Atlanta Theatre Company is heating up the end of the summer with a musical that takes teen angst to a new level.

Quick facts
Under the direction of Charlie Miller, Spring Awakening is now playing at OnStage Atlanta (3041 North Decatur Road Scottdale, GA 30079) through August 24.

Plot
Exploring themes of innocence, rebellion, and self-discovery, Spring Awakening tells the story of German teenagers in a sheltered society at the end of the 19th century. As they begin to realize they are no longer children, each character questions what they’ve been taught as they navigate adolescence, sexuality, friendships, and loss.

Bonus tidbits for theatre nerds
Spring Awakening won eight Tony Awards in 2006. The original Broadway production featured a pre-Glee Lea Michele, pre-Pitch Perfect Skylar Astin, and pre-Hamilton Jonathan Groff.

Similar musicals
Next to Normal, Rent, Dear Evan Hansen

(Unofficial) MPAA rating
R, for language and strong sexual content

Hummable earworms
“Mama Who Bore Me,” “B*tch of Living,” “Totally F*cked”

Spring Awakening in one song lyric
“But I know there’s so much more to find just in looking through myself and not at them. Still, I know to trust my own true mind and to say ‘There’s a way through this.’”

Performance info
Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 3pm with two special Thursday presentations on August 15 and 22 at 8pm.

About those tickets…
$18-$26, https://poshdealz.com/collections/performances/products/spring-awakening-at-onstage-atlanta

Cast
Melchior – Jacob Valleroy
Wendla – Emily Winchell
Moritz – Shane Murphy
Matha – Marquelle Young
Ilse – Gabi Anderson
Hanschen – Austin Basham
Ernst – John Jenkins
Anna – Ella Chamis
Thea – Suzanne Stroup
Otto – Nolan Martin
Georg – James Thomas
Adult Male – Darrell Wofford
Adult Female – Liane LeMaster

More info
OnStage Atlanta: https://www.onstageatlanta.com/b_currentproduction.htm

From Onstage Atlanta’s Facebook, a preview of “Song of Purple Summer”: