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Spring Awakening, a Musical of Teenage Awakening

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A Spring Awakening audition posting at the Miller-Marley School of Dance in Overland Park.

In September, the rock musical Rent ends its 12-year run on Broadway. Among that show's assets was its fanatical following by teenagers, a demographic who had long felt estranged from Broadway theatre.By Steve Walker

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Kansas City, MO – Yet the musical Spring Awakening, which won 8 Tony Awards in 2007, has emerged to take its place. At a recent open-call audition in Overland Park, KCUR's Steve Walker discovered the show has become another touchstone for aspiring actors barely old enough to vote. Kansas City was the last stop in a coast-to-coast, 8 city audition tour.

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