Spring Awakening Auditions

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Audition dates: Monday, November 13 and Tuesday, November 14 at 7pm with callbacks on Monday November 20.

Based on Frank Wedekind’s groundbreaking and controversial play (once banned in Germany), Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik’s brilliant rock score and searingly emotional book take the story of sexual awakening, youth revolt, and self-discovery into a new century. It’s 1891, and grown-ups hold all the cards.

Headstrong Melchior and naive Wendla stumble into each other's’ arms, passionate and curious, while anxious Moritz struggles to live up to the stringent expectations of society. With only each other for guidance, this group of young men and women travel the fraught and rocky path of adolescence, discovering their bodies, their minds, and themselves along the way. An electric, vibrant celebration of youth and rebellion, Spring Awakening fuses issues of morality, sexuality, and rock and roll into a story that packs a powerful emotional punch.

Rehearsals will take place Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday evenings from 7-10pm.

Rated R. Due to mature content, parents are strongly cautioned. Material may not be suitable for young audiences.

Director Becca Coolong
Music Director: Devon Bakum
Choreographer: Krista Brueno
Producers: Christina Climo and Stephanie Gilbert

Show dates are April 20-22, 27-29, May 4-6, 2018

All roles are open. All auditioners must be 18 years of age by the first rehearsal on January 29, 2018. Please bring sheet music for a pianist; no backing tracks or acapella auditions will be allowed.

For the auditions* please prepare a song (16-32 measures) in the style of Spring Awakening. You may be asked to cold read a short monologue. Auditioners will be asked to do some movement so please wear clothes you can move in.

*If you are auditioning for one of the “adult” roles, please prepare a one minute contemporary monologue. Singing is optional. You may also be asked to cold read.


Character Information:

Wendla- Innocent. With every passing day, she grows more curious about the world around her and her changing body. Both vulnerable and a willing participant in her evolution. Explores her newly-found sexuality with Melchior. Gender: Female
Actor to play age: 15 to 20
Vocal range: E5- E3

Melchior- A smart, headstrong boy who refuses to bow down to society's rules. An atheist and radical student. Struggles with his intense feelings for Wendla and his awakening sexual urges.
Gender: Male
Actor to play age: 15 to 20
Vocal range: B4-G2

Moritz- Melchior's best friend, a troubled student. He desperately tries to please his father, but always seems to disappoint him. His haunting sexual dreams and academic failures eventually drive him to suicidal thoughts. Gender: Male
Actor to play age: 15 to 20
Vocal range: A4- C3

Martha- A schoolgirl who faces constant physical abuse from her father. She harbors a secret crush towards Moritz. Gender: Female
Actor to play age: 15 to 20
Vocal range: E5- E3

Thea- Wendla's best friend. A schoolgirl who tries to stay innocent and pure. Gender: Female
Actor to play age: 15 to 20
Vocal range: E5- E3

Hanschen- A rather narcissistic schoolmate of Melchior's. He is comfortable with his own sexuality and uses his looks and intelligence to captivate Ernst. Optional Doubling as RUPERT.
Gender: Male
Actor to play age: 15 to 20
Vocal range: D5- Ab2

Anna- A German schoolgirl and Martha's best friend. Optimistic and a bit naive, she has a difficult time understanding Martha's trials. Gender: Female
Actor to play age: 15 to 20
Vocal range: C5- E3

Ernst- A schoolmate of Melchior's. Naïve. Falls in love with Hanschen. Optional Doubling as REINHOLD. Gender: Male
Actor to play age: 15 to 20
Vocal range: A4- Ab2

Ilse- Martha's sister, who was also abused and has run away from home to live in an artists' colony. She reaches out to her old friend Moritz in the last moments of his life. Gender: Female
Actor to play age: 15 to 20
Vocal range: E5- E3

Georg- A clumsy schoolmate of Melchoir's. He is overcome with his feelings for his piano teacher. Optional Doubling as DIETER. Gender: Male
Actor to play age: 15 to 20
Vocal range: D5- Ab2

Otto- A classmate of Melchior's. He struggles with feelings he considers inappropriate. Optional Doubling as ULBRECHT. Gender: Male
Actor to play age: 15 to 20
Vocal range: D5- Ab2

Adult Woman- Plays a variety of rigid adult roles. Characters include: FRAU BERGMAN, Wendla's mother; FRAULEIN KNUPPELDICK; FRAULEIN GROSSEBUSTENHALTER; FRAU GABOR, Melchior's mother; and FRAU BESSELL, Martha's mother. Gender: Female
Actor to play age: 40 to 50
Vocal range: A4- D3

Adult Man- Plays a variety of rigid adult roles. Characters include: HERR SONNENSTITCH, the boys' teacher; HEADMASTER KNOCHENBRUCH; HERR NEUMANN, Ilse's father; HERR RILOW, Hanschen's father; HERR STEIFEL, Moritz's father; FATHER KAULBACH; DOCTOR VON BRAUSEPULVER; HERR GABOR, Melchior's father; and SCHMIDT. Gender: Male
Actor to play age: 40 to 50
Vocal range: F4- D3

Download: SpringAwakeningAuditionForm-1.pdf