book and lyrics by Steven Sater music by Duncan Sheik based on the play by Frank Wedekind directed by Damon Kiely musical direction by Mark Elliott 1890s Germany. Winner of eight Tony Awards, this rock musical adaptation proves that Wedekind's coming-of-age tragedy still has the power to shock. Spring Awakening pits the radiance of youth against the apathy of adulthood with a powerful score by Duncan Sheik. Due to adult situations and content, parental supervision is recommended for ages 17 and younger. The Theatre School Showcase is a series of student productions for Chicago theatre-goers who want to be let in on the risks, surprises, and success of training tomorrow's marquee names and industry leaders. Fully supported with an award-winning faculty and staff, The Theatre School Showcase is live theatre at full scale.