Katherine Noone, NDSU Musical Theatre coordinator, will appear in the upcoming performance of Act Up’s Production of Sheik and Sater’s “Spring Awakening” which will open in July at The Stage at Island Park in Fargo. The show will travel to Scotland in August for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
“Spring Awakening” is a rock musical adaptation of the controversial 1892 German play of the same title by Frank Wedekind. It features music by Duncan Sheik and book and lyrics by Steven Sater. In the musical, alternative rock is employed as part of the folk-infused rock score. “Spring Awakening” won eight Tony Awards in 2007, including best musical, direction, book, score and featured actor. The show also won four Drama Desk Awards, while its London production won four Olivier Awards.
Other summer activities for Noone include team teaching with Broadway star and Moorhead native Becky Gulsvig at Trollwood Performing Arts School in June. The class will be a Musical Theatre Intensive open to advanced students enrolled in the Trollwood Conservatory.
Noone currently is traveling with eight NDSU Theatre Arts students to New York and Boston to audition and attend the New England Theatre Conference. Students also will visit Broadway composer Andrew Lippa and NDSU alumnus David Boyd, who is the scenic designer for “The Jimmy Fallon Show.”