It may be the middle of winter, but Louisville is about to get a Spring Awakening.
Kids Acting Against Cancer, founded by Whitten and Jaclyn Montgomery in 1999 after their mother was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins Lymphoma, is set to perform the Louisville premiere of the 8-time Tony Award winning production, Spring Awakening.
The musical, which won the Tony Award for Best Musical in 2007, is set in late-19th century Germany. It is a coming-of-age tale of boys, girls, and the hormones that often confuse and often plague the adolescent years.
With mature subject matter, profanity and sexual themes, it is suggested that audience members of the production be 16 or older.
In alignment with their mission, all proceeds from Spring Awakening will be donated to the oncology ward of Kosair Children’s Hospital. Since their inaugural production in, KAAC has donated over $350,000 to help those with cancer.
Spring Awakening opens Friday, January 17 and continues through January 26 at the MeX at the Kentucky Center. Tickets are $18 and may be purchased online or at the box office by calling 502.584.7777. Tickets may be purchased at the door, if available.
Image: Courtesy KAAC