The University of South Dakota Presents... Spring Awakening By Duncan Sheik and Steven Slater. Performed on the Wayne S. Knutson Main Stage. This show contains strong mature and sexual themes, and is not for children. Hailed as a “once in a generation” musical by critics, this eight-time Tony-Award winning rock musical forever changed the Broadway landscape, and has electrified audiences the world over since its 2006 premiere. Based on a groundbreaking 19th century play, Spring Awakening is as relevant as ever as it explores the tumultuous journey from adolescence to adulthood.