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NOV 21, 22, 23, & 24, 2019

Book and Lyrics by Steven Sater

Music by Duncan Sheik

Based on the play by Frank Wedekind


Director/Choreographer - Stephanie L. Dennehy

Musical Director - Luke Rosen


Auditions by Appointment:

Thursday, Sept 5, 2019   7 - 9pm

Saturday, Sept 7, 2019  12pm - 3


Based on the 1891 German play Spring Awakening by Frank Wedekind and set in late 19th-century Germany, this winner of eight Tony Awards including Best Musical, tells the story of teenagers discovering the inner and outer tumult of teenage sexuality in an electrifying fusion of morality, sexuality and rock and roll that  has exhilarated audiences across the nation like no other musical in years.

MARCH 12, 13, 14 & 15, 2020

Music and Lyrics by Jeff Bowen 

Book by Hunter Bell


Director/Choreographer-Stephanie L. Dennehy

Musical Director-Jamie Dauel



Wednesday, Dec 4, 2019 at 7:30 pm 

Saturday, Dec 7, 2019 at 12 pm 


Tony award nominated [title of show] follows very real friends Jeff and Hunter, the ‘nobodies in New York’ artistic duo, along with friends Susan, Heidi and Larry, on their journey to create a show stopping musical for a new musical theater festival. As the deadline for submissions looms they make a pact to write all the way up to the festival’s deadline and submit whatever they’ve written. What they write is, in fact, [title of show]. Witness the ups and downs they encounter while writing and performing their show at the festival; learning lessons about themselves as people, friends and artists.

MAY 14, 15 & 16 at 8 p.m.

May 16, 2019 at 2:30 p.m

The Center Theater

University of  Toledo | Center of Performing Arts

Director-Stephanie Dennehy

Music Director-Todd Schreiber

It's about one moment. It's about hitting the wall and having to make a choice... or take a stand... or turn around and go back. These are the stories and characters of today, the Songs for a New World. The first musical from Tony Award winner, Jason Robert Brown (Parade, Bridges of Madison County), this moving collection of powerful songs examines life, love and the choices that we make.


Brown transports his audience from the deck of a 1492 Spanish sailing ship to a ledge, 57 stories above Fifth Avenue, to meet a startling array of characters that range from a young man who has determined that basketball is his ticket out of the ghetto to a woman whose dream of marrying rich nabs her the man of her dreams... and a soulless marriage.


With a powerhouse multi-ethnic cast and a driving, exquisitely crafted score that runs the gamut of today's popular music, Songs for a New World is a great way to bring the next generation into the theatre.