A deaf theater company performing a musical? That might seem like a weird idea, but not for Deaf West, which is led by a deaf artistic director, DJ Kurs. Deaf West has staged five musicals since it was founded in 1991, including a Tony Award-winning adaptation of Big River in 2003, according to Pacific Standard magazine.
Shows at Deaf West are cast with both deaf and hearing actors; the deaf actors are paired with someone who acts as their voice. Dialog is both signed and spoken or sung.
Their current show, Spring Awakening, is running now through June 7.
You can buy tickets here.