SAN JOSE (October 16, 2009) –  Those attending the evening Halloween performance of SPRING AWAKENING in San Jose can expect a special treat in their goodie bags.  Broadway San Jose will be doling out Spring Awakening removable tattoos and iTunes gift cards with pre-loaded music to the first 1,000 audience members at the 8pm performance October 31, 2009.  Costumed or not, all Spring Awakening fans are invited to experience this high-powered rock epic up close and personal with on-stage seating and pit seating (first four rows) for only $25, available for every performance during the run.  SPRING AWAKENING plays October 28 – November 1 at the San Jose Center for Performing ArtsOn stage seating can only be purchased in person Monday-Friday 9am-5pm at the SJ Tix Box Office, located in the San Jose Convention Center. The public may purchase tickets ($20 - $75) either online at or by calling (408) 792-4111. NOTE:  SPRING AWAKENING is a powerful coming of age story with mature themes: sexual situations, partial nudity, and strong language.

Broadway San Jose presents the Tony Award-winning Best Musical SPRING AWAKENING, a fusion of morality and rock & roll set against the backdrop of a repressive and provincial 19th century Germany. Winner of 8 Tony Awards, SPRING AWAKENING depicts the unforgettable journey from youth to adulthood with power, poignancy, and unforgettable passion. The New York Times declared the show “haunting and electrifying. This brave new musical has a shivery sensual allure unmatched by anything in the theatre right now.”

Broadway San Jose is operated by The Nederlander Organization and continues its inaugural season with Spring Awakening (Oct. 28 – Nov. 1), Riverdance (Dec. 29 – Jan. 3), Avenue Q (Jan. 12 – 17),

and Legally Blonde, The Musical (Mar. 16 – 21). The Nederlander Organization owns nine Broadway theaters in New York, home to shows such asWicked, West Side Story, Disney’s The Lion King, In The Heights and Guys and Dolls. James L. Nederlander, President of The Nederlander Organization, stated “We have had a long-standing theatrical and concert presence in California and the Southwest, presenting both popular classics and groundbreaking new musicals. Adding San Jose to our valued list of touring cities will continue to allow us to bring the Best of Broadway and beyond to more Californians than ever.” “We are thrilled to welcome Broadway San Jose ~ A Nederlander Presentation to San Jose,” said Dan Fenton, President and CEO, San Jose Convention and Visitors Bureau and CEO of Team San Jose. “We look forward to the Best of Broadway in our community for years to come.”

Monica Turner
Contributor to Stark Insider for tech, the arts and All Things West Coast for over 10 years.