Tickets now available for 'Spring Awakening,' Auburn University Department of Theatre and Dance’s first musical of the season

Published: November 05, 2021

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Tickets are available for the entire run of Auburn University Theatre and Dance Department’s first musical of the 2021-22 season, "Spring Awakening." The show opens on Nov. 11 and runs through Nov. 19.

"Spring Awakening" marks the first musical on the Telfair Peet stage since the department’s return to live indoor performance this fall. This production offers the University and Auburn community the opportunity to enjoy one of the most significant and vibrant contributions to American musical theatre of the past 20 years. Tickets are free to all Auburn students and Auburn faculty and staff enjoy specially priced tickets to all Theatre and Dance performances at the Telfair Peet Theatre. Tickets may be found here.

In a world where adults set the rules, silence dissent, and control the story, a group of young people struggle to articulate their feelings and chart their own course. Winner of 8 Tony Awards including best musical, Sater & Sheik’s "Spring Awakening" harnesses the power of pop/rock music to give voice to the anxieties along with the hopes and desires of coming of age and entering adulthood.

As these young characters wrestle with their adolescent angst and push against the confines and constraints placed on them, they harness the power of music to reveal truths and tell their stories. Although based on a German play that premiered over 125 years ago, this musical tells a decidedly modern tale. The musical speaks particularly well to our current moment as evidenced by "Spring Awakening" being one of the most produced musicals in colleges and universities over the last year-and-a-half because of its’ ability to help us find hope even in the darkest and most difficult of times.

The artistic team for "Spring Awakening" includes director Andrew Schwartz, music director Jamie Mablin, choreographer Jeri Dickey, student costume designer Bailey Hammett, vocal director Dr. Elizabeth Benson, and an incredible gathering of guest designers including scenic designer Afsoon Pajoufar, lighting designer Krista Smith, intimacy director Marybeth Gorman Craig and sound designer Anthony Narciso. The cast includes Jenna Viana, Ella Taylor, Ashleigh Avallone, Ashley Digiovanni, Nikki Ahlf, Maddie Maradik, Olivia Beland, Holden Mathison, Jake Brockman, Jonny Dickey, Jordan Denson, Pierce Rossman, Tapley Cronier, Juan Lee, Nick Dijulio, Mary Keyton and Johnathan Davis.

The run time for "Spring Awakening" is approximately two hours, including a 10-minute intermission.

"Spring Awakening" contains mature subject matter and strong language that may not be appropriate for all audiences.

In accordance with Auburn University’s current policies regarding COVID-19, all audience members will be required to wear face coverings when inside the theatre.

Tickets for the production of "Spring Awakening" are available now! Reserve early to get your desired seats! Auburn faculty/staff and students receive special promotions to all performances at the Telfair Peet Theatre, all you have to do is login at to unlock your benefits!

The theatre also has season subscriptions still available for the remainder its 2021/2022 season!

Four shows are available for only $45, and for more information, go to Department of Theatre and Dance’s ticketing page.

Talkback Wednesday To engage in discussion around the performance or learn more about the production, make plans to attend Talkback Wednesday on Wednesday, Nov. 17, after the show for a conversation with the director and company members.


● Thursday, Nov. 11, 7:30 p.m.

● Friday, Nov. 12, 7:30 p.m.

● Sunday, Nov. 14, 2:30 p.m. Matinee

● Tuesday, Nov. 16, 7:30 p.m.

● Wednesday, Nov. 17, 7:30 p.m.*

● Thursday, Nov. 18, 7:30 p.m.

● Friday, Nov. 19, 7:30 p.m.

*Talkback Wednesday

Ticket Prices: • General: $16 • Senior Citizen: $12 • Faculty and Staff: $12 • AU student with ID: Free • Non-Auburn University Student: $12 Find more information here.

Box Office Hours: • Monday–Friday: 8 a.m.–4:45 p.m. • On Saturday evening performances: 6–8 p.m. • For matinee performances: 1–3 p.m.

Call the box office: 334-844-4154

"Spring Awakening" is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International, or MTI. All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

Submitted by: Victoria Santos