Spring Awakening

McClintock Theatre

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

View the Playbill

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.

To stream Spring Awakeningclick here.

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.