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The Awakening

The Awakening is a new musical inspired by Kate Chopin's 1899 novella. This romantic, heartfelt and folk-infused score explores the sounds of bluegrass, folk and classical music, underscoring protagonist Edna Pontellier's emotional and psychological experience on her journey towards self discovery.

book and lyrics by Sarah Rebell

music by Teresa Lotz


The Awakening

The Awakening

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A Little New Music

April 24, 2017

“Green and Blue” from THE AWAKENING was performed at Catalina Jazz Club as part of the A Little New Music concert series.


February 13, 2017

Songs from THE AWAKENING were performed at the D-Lounge as part of WeBroadway/SheNYC’s NOTEWORTHY concert celebrating female songwriters.

Playwrights Horizons/Musical Theatre Factory Residency

June 19, 2016

THE AWAKENING received a developmental residency at Playwrights Horizons, in partnership with Musical Theatre Factory. Development Residencies are selected from works that have participated in the 4×15 series or other Assembly Line programming and provide writers the unique opportunity to explore their work in a focused manner over the course of an intensive two week workshop. At the end of every residency there is an invited showing of the work-in-progress.

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