Music by Duncan Sheik Book and Lyrics by Steven Sater Directed by Claudia Stefany Musical Direction by Chris Bankey Choreography by Cal Chiang Co-Produced by Jim Guarasci and Wendy Portney Based on Frank Wedekind's 1891 play, Spring Awakening was one of the most controversial pieces of literature of its time.
Set in late-19th Century Germany, it is a tale of teenagers who are discovering the inner and outer tumult of sexuality in all its forms. The Musical received five 2007 Tony Awards for Best Musical, Direction, Book, Score and Featured Actor in a Musical. The show also won four Drama Desk Awards and four Olivier Awards in London.
AUDITION DETAILS: Please prepare a brief, contemporary rock song or pop ballad preferably NOT from Spring Awakening. Please no traditional musical theatre songs. Contemporary musical theatre songs are okay but must reflect the style of the show.
Actors who are called back will be asked to read sides from the script and participate in a movement audition. Please dress accordingly.
AUDITION DATES: Monday August 20th and Tuesday August 21st at 7PM. Callbacks Monday August 27th at 7PM.
AUDITION LOCATION: Sorkin Rehearsal Studio @ Elmwood Playhouse, 10 Park Street, Nyack, NY 10960
REHEARSALS: To begin after Labor Day and to be determined based on cast availability.
PERFORMANCE DATES: Previews Thursday November 15th, Opens Friday November 16th- December Saturday 15th. Friday & Saturday @8pm, Sunday Matinees @2pm. Please note: There will be additional weeknight dates added for Benefit performances and you will be informed of those dates at auditions.
MORE INFO: Please contact Director Claudia Stefany @914-329-7252 / e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.elmwoodplayhouse.com
PLEASE NOTE: As Spring Awakening deals with sensitive and mature subject matter, NO Actors under the age of 18 will be seen. With the exception of the Adult roles, actors must be able to reasonably portray teens. This is a non-paid, non-Equity production. Seeking Actors for the following roles:
THE WOMEN: - ADULT WOMAN: Multiple roles, including FANNY (Melchior's mother), FRAU BERGMAN (Wendla's mother), and the teacher. Must be able to sing as part of the Ensemble. Age 40-60. -
ANNA: A German schoolgirl and Martha's best friend. Has a difficult time understanding Martha's trials. A3 - C5 -
THEA: Wendla's best friend. A schoolgirl who tries to stay innocent and pure. A3 -E5 -
WENDLA: Innocent, but with every passing day, she grows more curious about the world around her. Both vulnerable and a willing participant in her evolution. G3 - E5 -
ILSE: Martha's sister, who shares her dark secret and has run away from home to live in an artists' colony. Moritz's last hope. G3 - E5 -
MARTHA: A schoolgirl with a life-changing secret. G3 - E5
THE MEN: - ADULT MAN: Multiple roles, including HERR STIEFL (Mortiz's father), HERR GABOR (Melchior's Father), and HERR SONNENSTITCH (the boy's teacher) Must be able to sing as part of the Ensemble. Age 40-60. -
ERNST: A schoolmate of Melchior's. Naive, easily manipulated. Unsure. C3 - A4 Baritenor -
GEORG: A schoolmate of Melchior's who is overcome with his feelings for his piano teacher. D3 - D5 Tenor Georg needs to be able to sing up to a D5 in falsetto. The bulk of his range is between Ab2 - A4. -
HANSCHEN: A schoolmate of Melchior's who is comfortable with his own sexuality and uses his looks and intelligence to manipulate another student. C3 - A4 Baritenor -
MELCHIOR: A smart, headstrong boy who refuses to bow down to society's rules. An atheist. Struggles with his intense feelings for Wendla. G2 - G4 -
MORITZ: A troubled student who desperately tries to please his father, but always seems to disappoint him. Has haunting dreams. Melchior's best friend. B2 - A4 Tenor - OTTO: A classmate of Melchior who struggles with feelings he considers inappropriate. C3 - B4 Baritenor
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