It may be fall, but “Spring Awakening” is at Steel River Playhouse

Courtesy of Steel River Playhouse
Courtesy of Steel River Playhouse

The rock musical Spring Awakening opened last weekend at Steel River Playhouse at 245 E. High Street in Pottstown. (Actor Matt Degaetano is shown at left.) It will run Thursdays through Sundays, through October 13th. There will be a facilitated discussion this evening following the show. It will be led by Dr. Marvin Marsh of First Baptist Church in Pottstown and Jena Stoltzfus of Creative Health. The show this evening begins at 7:30 pm. Scroll down for all the details about showtimes and click here for the Mercury’s review, which calls the show “compelling musical theater.”


Facilitated Discussion Thursday; Talk-Back Sunday

SPRING AWAKENING (rock musical)

Book and lyrics by Steven Sater; Music by Duncan Sheik

Director – Dr. Beverly Redman; Music Director – Deborah Stimson-Snow

Thursdays thru Sundays, thru Oct 13th

Contains mature themes, sexual content, and adult language

 Winner of 8 Tony Awards (including Best Musical), 4 Olivier Awards (including Best Musical), and 4 Drama Desk Awards, Spring Awakening is a cross-generational phenomenon that transcends age and cultural barriers! It’s a high energy musical adaptation of Frank Wedekind’s controversial expressionistic play from 1891, about the trials, tribulations, and exhilaration of the teen years – issues that still resonate with teens and adults today. Told with poignancy and passion, it’s a fast-paced, gripping celebration of youth and self-discovery in a world of unresponsive adults. With a true indie-rock score, the music has been described as “the most gorgeous Broadway score this decade” (Entertainment Weekly).

Facilitated Panel Discussion – Thurs, Oct 3rd!

Dr. Marvin A. Marsh (First Baptist Church); Jena Stoltzfus (Creative Health)

The public is invited to attend a facilitated panel discussion about the important themes and issues presented in Spring Awakening, immediately following the performance this Thursday, October 3rd. Curtain time is 7:30 pm; panel discussion will begin at approximately 9:45 pm. All are welcome. For those wishing to see the show in advance, ticket information is listed below.

Pottstown Mercury Review!


Our Cast!

The Spring Awakening cast includes Maddie Aicher as Wendla (Pottstown), Madison Devlin as Martha (Boyertown), Casey Cloonan as Thea (Honey Brook), Dona Marie Pizzo as Anna (Eagleville), Kira Clements as Ilse (King of Prussia), Amanda Gray as Jennifer (Douglassville), Karissa Smith as Krista (Boyertown), Sami Kolb as Liesl (Spring City), Matt DeGaetano as Melchior (Downingtown), Andrew Patterson as Moritz (Coatesville), Robb Russ as Hanschen (Philadelphia), Zach Reynolds as Ernst (Jeffersonville), Mike Styer as Georg (Spring City), Andrew Pierce as Otto (Downingtown), AJ Sermarini as Gerard (Boyertown), Cory Taylor as Robert (Lansdale), and Aileen McCullough as Adult Woman (Morgantown).  Neal Newman as Adult Man (Wayne) appears courtesy of Actors Equity Association.


SPRING AWAKENING (rock musical)

Contains mature themes, sexual content, and adult language


7:30 pm

Oct 3 & 10


8:00 pm

Oct 4 & 11


8:00 pm

Oct 5 & 12


3:00 pm

Oct 6 & 13

Special Events

Facilitated Discussion – Thursday, Oct 3rd

Parents, Teens, Young Adults, Educators

Rev. Dr. Marvin A Marsh, pastor of First Baptist Church

Jena Stoltzfus, Director of Police Liaison and SAFE Services, Creative Health Services

Discussion of the show’s themes and application to today’s relationships

Immediately following the performance

Oct 6th

Talk-backs with the cast and crew!


ADULT: $27 (Thurs $24)

SENIOR (65+): $24 (Thurs $21)

STUDENT/CHILD: $17 (Thurs $15)

Group Discounts and Reception Rooms Available!


Or call Velva at 610.970.1199

Deep Discounts – Limited Time Offer!


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