Main Street Theatre Company
Summer 2018 Youth Production Audition Announcement:
Book and Lyrcis by Steven Sater
Music by Duncan Sheik
Produced by Kevin Heaney
Directed by Stephanie Platko
Musically Directed by Chris Curcio
Choreographed by Gabriela Morris
Audition Dates: May 7th and 8th, 7 pm
Callbacks by invite only: May 9th, 7 pm
Performances: August 10th, 11th, 12th, 17th, 18th
Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm, Sunday at 2:00 pm
One of the most revolutionary musicals of the 21st century explodes onto the stage bursting with honesty, heart, and hormones as youth in revolt search for truth and belonging amidst austere adults who refuse to hear them. Winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Spring Awakening explores the journey from adolescence to adulthood with a poignancy and passion that is both illuminating and unforgettable. The musical is an electrifying fusion of morality, sexuality and rock and roll focusing on late nineteenth-century students on their passage as the navigate teenage self-discovery and coming of age anxiety in a powerful celebration of youth and rebellion.
Ages 15 to 25 at the time of performance
$100 (includes cast photo and t-shirt) Options for fundraising are available.
Prepare 16 bars of a song in the style of the show. A piano accompanist will be provided, please bring sheet music marked. No a cappella auditions. Be prepared to dance. Wear proper footwear and loose-fitting clothing.
- Character Breakdown -
Wendla Bergman (Pop Soprano) A sweet, but naive young girl who is trapped in her family’s unwillingness to teach her about the adult world, but with every passing day, she grows bolder and more curious about the her body. Both vulnerable and a willing participant in her evolution.
Ilse Neumann (Pop Soprano/Belter) Beautiful and mature looking. A misguided young girl who runs away from an abusive home to live in an artists’ colony. Kind and resilient while also broken and stuck in a cycle of abuse. There is a strong emotional connection between Ilse and Moritz; perhaps in another life they could have been happy together.
Martha Bessell (Alto/Belter) One of Wendla’s friends who is abused by her father, and she keeps the worst of the abuse to herself. She has a crush on Moritz, and is chastised by the other girls for it. Best friend of Anna and protective of her.
Anna (Mezzo-Soprano) A kind school girl and Martha’s best friend. She is more aware of injustice than the other girls and recognizes that what happens to Wendla is wrong. Has a secret crush on Martha.
Thea (Alto) A confrontational school girl and Wendla’s best friend. Outwardly believes the adults but secretly questions the blind faith demanded of her. Does not want to rock the boat. Mistrusts Hanschen.
Ensemble Girls (Various Voice Parts)
Melchior Gabor (Bari-Tenor) A headstrong, smart and charismatic schoolboy. He knows much more than the others because of what he reads in books and is able to see the corruption in society. His radical points of view about most things are correct but misunderstood. He falls in love with Wendla.
Moritz Stiefel (Tenor) Melchior’s intense and nervous best friend. He has an overwhelming confusion relating to sexual feelings, which seems comedic at first, but quickly develops into a serious issue for him. The system has failed him. Highly sensitive and aware of his inability to fit into the system. Feels like a failure. One of the childhood four: Wendla, Melchior, Moritz and Ilse.
Hänschen Rilow (Tenor) A cunning and attractive schoolboy, who manipulates the other students, especially Ernst, whom he seduces. Like Melchior, he also appears to be very intelligent, but uses his knowledge in favor of the system.
Ernst Röbel (Bari-Tenor) A sweet and naive classmate. He is Hänschen’s love interest.
Georg Zirschnitz (Tenor) A hormonal schoolboy who lusts after his older, busty piano teacher.
Otto Lämmermeier (Bari-Tenor) Another schoolboy who has a disturbing dream about his mother.
Ensemble Boys (Various Voice Parts)
NOTE: Each adult plays multiple roles.
Woman 1 (Mezzo-Soprano)
Frau Bergman: Wendla’s mother
Fräulein Knuppeldick: an associate of Headmaster Knochenbruch Frau Bessell: Martha’s mother
Woman 2 (Mezzo-Soprano)
Fräulein Grossebüstenhalter: Georg’s piano teacher
Fanny Gabor: Melchior’s mother
Man 1 (Bari-Tenor)
Herr Sonnenstich: a schoolteacher
Herr Stiefel: Moritz’s father
Schmidt: the abortionist
Herr Neumann: Ilse’s Father
Man 2 (Bari-Tenor)
Headmaster Knochenbruch: the boys’ school headmaster
Please email the producer at firstname.lastname@example.org