Spring Awakening

October 28–31, 2021


This electrifying rock adaptation of a 1906 play about sexual and intellectual exploration among teens in a small German town explores the journey from adolescence to adulthood with poignancy and passion. The eight-time Tony Award-winning musical begins as a straightforward tale of girl-meets-boy but exposes the complicated landscape of teenage life bubbling beneath the surface of propriety and social expectations.

Special Streaming Opportunity

We are pleased to present a special 48-hour encore opportunity to view Spring Awakening, recorded earlier this semester. Due to contractual requirements, the video will only be available to view on demand for 48 hours – Saturday, December 18, 2021, at 12:00 a.m. (PT) through Monday, December 20, 2021, at 12:00 a.m. (PT).
Cost to view this streamed performance is $5 per device.

Please be advised that the show contains mature themes of sexual violence, suicide, and use of pre-recorded sound of firearms.

The USC School of Dramatic Arts is committed to providing an accessible and inclusive event. Should you need accommodations (such as closed captioning), please contact sdaevent@usc.edu. Please note due to timing, however, a future date may need to be arranged.

Performance Dates & Times

Thursday, October 28, at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, October 29, at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 30, at 2:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 30, at 8 p.m.
Sunday, October 31, at 2:30 p.m.


Tickets purchased at the USC Ticket Office: students, faculty and staff, $10; general public, $17.

USC COVID-19 Terms and Conditions


Discounted parking is available for $10, except on USC football game days. Please inform the gate officer you are attending a School of Dramatic Arts performance. Parking on game days is $25.

(Photos by Craig Schwartz)

Additional Information

Book and Lyrics by Steven Sater, Music by Duncan Sheik, based on the book by Frank Wedekind
Directed by Saundra McClain

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