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Spring Awakening: Fall Show 2018

Director's Notes

Provocative, moving, and award-winning, Spring Awakening tells a timeless story about love, lust, and coming of age, set to music by alternative rock artist Duncan Sheik. Based on the controversial 19th century play by German playwright Frank Wedekind, Steven Saters adaptation examines the struggles of teenagers discovering the of their own tumultuous sexuality and coping with coming of age in a repressed and rigid society. Although the play is set in the past, the characters face conflicts relevant to todays teenagers: academic pressure, abuse, love, loss, sexuality questioning, friendship struggles, and emotional distress.

The rock score -- performed expertly by our student band -- is upbeat and modern in sound, providing an interesting juxtaposition with the Victorian-era costumes and dialogue. The lyrics capture the language and parlance of contemporary adolescence, with songs such as "My Junk is You," and "Totally F*****."  While the show definitely pushes some boundaries in the name of art, the depth of the characters, the heartfelt friendships portrayed in the plotline, and the Tony Award winning score make this piece powerful and easy to relate to, especially for young performers and audiences. 

***Please be advised that this play includes mature themes, language, and content, and it may not be appropriate for all viewers.***

The show is double-cast. See cast list and performance dates and times below.

Awakening Cast

Performances:
Thursday, November 8, 7:00 pm
Saturday, November 10, 7:00 pm
Sunday, November 11, 1:00 pm 

WENDLA: Anna Miller 
ILSA: Nina Cauntay
MARTHA: Claire Stephens
ANNA: Julia Maliarik
THEA: Ana Harb
MELCHIOR: Brian Whiteley 
MORITZ : Adrian Hanson
GEORG: Morgan Piper Cordova
HANDSHEN: Elliot Harrison-Lee
ERNST: Jack Duncan
OTTO: Bryce Hanson
WENDLA MOTHER: Adri Kornfein 
ENSEMBLE BOY/GIRL/SWING UNDERSTUDY: Mikey Smart, Grace Kallman
MAN 1: Priest/Doctor/Abortionist/Headmaster/Bully: Nicholas Fowles
MAN 2: School Teacher/Moritz Dad/Hanschen Dad/Else Dad/Bully: Sean O'Connor
WOMAN 1: Melchior Mom: Anika McCarthy-Belash
WOMAN 2: Martha Mom/Headmistress/Piano teacher: Paige Cabral
BAD BOYS: Mikey Smart, Sean O'Connor, Anika McCarthy-Belash, Jack Duncan

The Band
Danier Reiter: Leader
Jeremy Felton: Violin
Jude Kemp: Guitar
Sarah Shi: Piano
Drew Storino: Cello
Tessa Devine: Electric bass
Charlotte Stern: Acoustic guitar
Casey Mckay: Stand up bass
Isabel Quiñonez: Percussion
Max Brinegar: Electric guitar
Sara Boyers: Guitar
Ari Tamar-Mattis: Keytar
Porter Young: Drums
William Ma: Piano
Ekaa Sood: Guitar

Spring Awakening is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI. All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com
Spring Cast

Performances: 
Friday, November 9, 7:00 pm 
Saturday, November 10, 2:00 pm 
Sunday, November 11, 6:00 pm

WENDLA: Ana Lara 
ILSA: Megan Dewees 
MARTHA: Maya Homicz
ANNA: Julia Maliarik
THEA: Ana Harb
MELCHIOR: Brian Whiteley 
MORITZ: Isaiah Krimel 
GEORG: Morgan Piper Cordova
HANDSHEN: Elliot Harrison-Lee
ERNST: Carlos Skolnik 
OTTO: Bryce Hanson
WENDLA MOTHER: Adri Kornfein 
ENSEMBLE BOY/GIRL/SWING UNDERSTUDY: Mikey Smart, Grace Kallman
MAN 1: Priest/Doctor/Abortionist/Headmaster/Bully: Nicholas Fowles
MAN 2: School Teacher/Moritz Dad/Hanschen Dad/Else Dad/Bully: Sean O'Connor 
WOMAN 1: Melchior Mom: Anika McCarthy-Belash 
WOMAN 2: Martha Mom/Headmistress/Piano teacher: Paige Cabral
BAD BOYS: Mikey Smart, Sean O'Connor, Anika McCarthy-Belash,Jack Duncan
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