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FLORIDA REP’S ‘SPRING AWAKENING’: CONTROVERSIAL MUSICAL EXPLORES TEEN SEX, SELF-DISCOVERY

August 16, 2019 Isaac Kueber and Katie Means star in Florida Rep’s Conservatory production of “Spring Awakening.” (Photo: Joe Dafeldecker) Teen sex. Suicide. Rape. Masturbation. Abortion. Child abuse. No wonder Florida Rep slapped a parental advisory on “Spring Awakening,” the Tony Award-winning musical opening Friday in Fort Myers. “They don’t sugarcoat it at all!” says 18-year-old Cape Coral actor Katie…
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BWW REVIEW: SPRING AWAKENING AT FLORIDA REP IS POWERFULLY PROVOCATIVE!

Florida Repertory Theatre Education’s conservatory production of SPRING AWAKENING brings topics that are often considered “taboo” for youth to life on stage, showcasing the dangers of a lack of education, discussion, and sympathy. This production of SPRING AWAKENING is especially important because not only does it allow the audience to view and discuss these topics,…
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Florida Rep’s ‘Spring Awakening’: Controversial musical explores teen sex, self-discovery

Charles Runnells, Fort Myers News-PressPublished 9:00 a.m. ET Aug. 7, 2019 CONNECTTWEETLINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMORE   Teen sex. Suicide. Rape. Masturbation. Abortion. Child abuse. No wonder Florida Rep slapped a parental advisory on “Spring Awakening,” the Tony Award-winning musical opening Friday in Fort Myers. “They don’t sugarcoat it at all!” says 18-year-old Cape Coral actor Katie Means, who plays the naïve teenager Wendla.…
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BWW Review: Now Is The Time to Seize The Day with NEWSIES at Florida Rep!

Florida Rep Education’s production of NEWSIES, directed by Kody C Jones, brings the inspirational, high-energy Disney musical to life on Florida Rep’s stage in a tremendous way. Sawyer True plays Jack Kelly, and I was thoroughly impressed with his performance. Not only was he talented vocally, but he also brought a wonderful emotional maturity to Jack.…
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Florida Rep Education announces 2019-2020 Season.

FORT MYERS, FL – Florida Repertory Theatre’s Education Department is pleased to announce its 2019-2020 season line-up. The Education Department season includes productions in its popular Theatre Conservatory Program, its second offering for the 2020 Junior Theatre Festival, and Theatre for Young Audiences Series, which tours across Southwest Florida to grades K through 12.Overseen by…
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Florida Rep Education at Junior Theater Festival

In January 2019 Florida Rep Education attended the Junior Theatre Festival for the first time in it’s history with 30 students ages 8-18 from the Southwest Florida area. Florida Rep Education performed a 15 minute cut of Mary Poppins Jr. and was awarded the Freddie G. Excellence in Dance award. The Junior Theatre Festival is…
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BWW Review: REFUGEE at Florida Repertory Theatre

Florida Repertory Theatre Education’s production of REFUGEE, adapted by Eric Coble from Alan Gratz’s New York Times bestselling novel and directed by Kody C. Jones, shines a light on the refugee experience from the perspective of three different young people in three different places and times. The cast of REFUGEE consisted of Jake Berne as Josef, Patrick…
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BWW Review: A CHORUS LINE Dazzles at Florida Repertory Theatre!

Florida Rep Education’s production of A CHORUS LINE was truly fantastic. It was incredibly fun, emotional, mature, dazzling, and so much more. Every detail of the production came together to create one sensational show. A CHORUS LINE is a very unique show because it is performed differently than most musicals. The audience is essentially watching…
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PUTTING THE HIGH SCHOOL VOICE IN THE HIGH SCHOOL STORY

Who could forget the iconic lines of the movie Heathers? In 1988, the movie premiered to surprisingly giant audiences nationwide and garnered a cult following for its harsh attack on the reality of high school life. Along with many others, I grew up with this dark comedy as a kid, but it’s shocking to see that…
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Florida Rep Education Unveils New National-Level Programming

Florida Rep Education is pleased to announce our brand new programming that will allow students ages 8-16 to perform on a national platform! Florida Rep Education will be bringing a 15-minute cut of Mary Poppins Jr to the 2019 Junior Theater festival in Atlanta, Georgia! Students will perform and compete for adjudication from theatre professionals, participate…
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