CONTENT WARNING:

Spring Awakening has strong sexual content, suicide and depictions of violence.

This landmark musical is an electrifying fusion of morality, sexuality and rock and roll that is exhilarating audiences across the nation like no other musical in years.

It is Germany, 1891, a world where the grown-ups hold all the cards. The beautiful young Wendla explores the mysteries of her body and wonders aloud where babies come from... until Mama tells her to shut it and put on a proper dress. Elsewhere, the brilliant and fearless young Melchior interrupts a mind-numbing Latin drill to defend his buddy, Moritz – a boy so traumatized by puberty that he can't concentrate on anything... not that the Headmaster cares. He strikes them both and tells them to turn in their lesson. One afternoon, in a private place in the woods, Melchior and Wendla meet by accident and soon find within themselves a desire unlike anything they've ever felt. As they fumble their way into one another's arms, Moritz flounders and soon fails out of school. When even his one adult friend, Melchior's mother, ignores his plea for help, he is left so distraught that he can't hear the promise of life offered by his outcast friend, Ilse. Naturally, the Headmasters waste no time in pinning the "crime" of Moritz's suicide on Melchior to expel him. And soon, Mama learns that her little Wendla is pregnant. Now the young lovers must struggle against all odds to build a world together for their child.

This celebration of rebellion provides the perfect opportunity to feature performers of all types, as well as the creative flexibility with the use of costumes, set pieces and lighting. Featuring a pop rock score, this is an ideal show for talented vocalists with strong acting abilities. Join this group of late nineteenth century German students on their passage as they navigate teenage self-discovery and coming of age anxiety in a powerful celebration of youth and rebellion in the daring, remarkable Spring Awakening.

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CAST

Hannah Bakke ……………………………………………………Thea (mandolin + guitar)

Stuart Gordon ……………………………………………………….……………..Otto (guitar)

Jamila Joiner ………………………………………………………………………………..Martha

Suzie Juul …………………………………………………………………………………………..Ilse

Raymond Niu ……………………………………………………………………..Georg (violin)

Joel Raney ……………………………………………….………………………………Adult Men

Benjamin Rubenstein ……………………………………….……………………….Melchior

Grant Ruckheim ………………………………………………………………………Hanschen

Cris Sanchez Carerra……………………………….……………………………. Ernst (viola)

Henry Ellen Sansone ………………………………….…………………………………Moritz

Payton Seacrist ……………………………………….……………………………………..Anna

Wendy Short-Hays …………………………………….……………………..Adult Women

Lydia Wagner ………………………………………..………………………..Wendla (piano)

ORCHESTRA

Dale Miller…………………………………………..………………………………………..Piano

Tom Lyseng……………………………………………………….………………………..Drums

Suzan Ford……..…………………………………………………………………..Bass/Guitar

Kelby Brandanger…………………………………….………………………………….Guitar

Laura Bidgood……………………………………….………………………………………Viola

Lorine Menzhuber……………………………………………………………...………….Violin

Nathan Hertz………………………………………………………………………………..Cello

        Cassidy Bewell (6/27, 6/29/, & 6/30)………………………………………..............…Drums

 

ARTISTIC STAFF

Jay Gilman …………………………….…………………………..…………………..Director

Jessi Kadolph ……………………………….………………………………Stage Manager

Jackie O'Neil ………………………………….…………………………….Choreographer

Dale Miller ………………………………….……………………………….Music Director

Brody Meinke …………………………….………………………………..Vocal Director

Emma Kravig …………………………….…………………………...Costume Designer

Terri Ristow ………………………………………….……………..Properties Designer

William Slayden ……………………………………….…………..…….Scenic Designer

Becky Raines …………………………………………….……….….…Lighting Designer

Forest Godfrey ……………………………….……………….…….…..Sound Designer

Lea Moore ……………………………………....…………..Assistant Stage Manager