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Armonk Youth Troupe Stages 'Spring Awakening'

Members of the Armonk Lighthouse Youth Theater will perform "Spring Awakening" at the Yorktown Stage on June 5 and 6.
Members of the Armonk Lighthouse Youth Theater will perform "Spring Awakening" at the Yorktown Stage on June 5 and 6. Photo Credit: Contributed

ARMONK, N.Y. -- The Armonk-based Lighthouse Youth Theater will perform the Tony Award-winning musical “Spring Awakening” on Friday, June 5, and Saturday, June 6, at the Yorktown Stage.

The musical is based on a 1891 German play by Frank Windekind, having been updated by Duncan Sheik and Steven Slater in the late 1990s. Making its Broadway debut in 2006, the musical took home eight Tonys in 2007.

While the story takes place in late-19th-century Germany, Sheik and Slater used alternative rock sounds to tell the story of teenagers struggling with their sexuality.

LYT director John Fanelli, who also directs "Awakening," felt that open discussion during rehearsals about the musical's subject matter would help performers.

“It’s a reflection of our society and brings value in that it can teach us not to make the same mistakes,” says Fanelli, who launched LYT in 2006 for children and teens in the Westchester area.

To that end, youth groups and high schools are invited to attend performances at discounted rates.

Both performances will begin at 7 each night.

Tickets for the performances are $20, $18 for students.

For tickets and information about LYT's work, call 914-741-4205 or go online to lytshows.org .

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