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AUDITION NOTICE!

 

Announcing
SPRING AWAKENING
AUDITIONS!

ACTORS AGES
***MUST BE 16+ TO AUDITION – We are looking for adults to play the Adult Woman and Adult Man

VIDEO AUDITIONS:
due by Thursday, May 2, 2024

Please submit your video to auditions@desertstages.org
 
 

What to prepare for auditions:

What to prepare for auditions: (please include a digital copy of your head shot and resume with your video audition)
Two songs:
1) 16-32 bars of an uptempo mainstream song
2) 16-32 bars of a music theater song
and a Monologue (one minute)
 

 

IN-PERSON CALLBACK
Sunday, May 5th at 9:00 am at Desert Stages
You will be notified by email if the team needs to see more from you

 

REHEARSALS
are scheduled to begin Tuesday, May 7, 2024
-Cannot accept conflicts for Tech 
-Cannot accept conflicts for Performances 
-Any other conflicts must be approved upon being cast
 
 
 
 
REHEARSAL DATES
May 7 – June 13, 2024
Tech week: June 15 – June 20, 2024

NO TECH OR PERFORMANCE CONFLICTS ALLOWED.
Any other conflicts must be approved upon being cast

Typical Rehearsal Schedule: 
First Rehearsal: Orientation, read thru, music rehearsal 
 
Mondays 6:00-10:00 PM
Tuesdays 6:00 -10:00 PM
Wednesdays 6:00 -10:00 PM
Thursdays 6:00 – 10:00 PM
Saturdays 10 AM – 1:00 PM

 

SHOW DATES

Friday, June 21 at 7:30 PM 
Saturday, June 22 at 2:00 PM 
Saturday, June 22 at 7:30 PM
Sunday, June 23 at 2:00 PM
 
Friday, June 28 at 7:30 PM
Saturday, June 29 at  2:00 PM
Saturday, June 29 at 7:30 PM
Sunday, June 30 at 2:00 PM
 
FINANCIAL COMMITMENT:

– $50 script deposit required in the form of a check payable to DESERT STAGES THEATRE, due at first read-through.  (Checks are NOT deposited unless scripts are not returned by Sunday, June 30)
– Show T-shirts are available for $20 each.
– Some costume pieces may need to be purchased/provided personally by actors.

OTHER THEATRE POLICIES:

Each performer and production team member will be asked to abide by the rules of Desert Stages Theatre.
Show communications will be through SLACK app.
Each performer will be asked to help promote this DST show.
 
Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre
Teen Production of

SPRING AWAKENING

Directed by Lynzee and Mark 4man
Music Directed by Mark 4man
Choreographed by Madison MacDonald

Music by Duncan Sheik
Lyrics by Steve Sater
Book by Steve Sater
 
SHOW SYNOPSIS

As described by MTI:

The winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, told by Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater through what Entertainment Weekly called, “the most gorgeous Broadway score this decade,” Spring Awakening explores the journey from adolescence to adulthood with a poignancy and passion that is illuminating and unforgettable. The 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.

 

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

What role(s) are you interested in?  (Age ranges are approximate and describe the age an actor should appear to be.)  Actors of all races, ethnicities, sizes, abilities, and genders (conforming and non-conforming) are highly encouraged to audition.*

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.

MELCHOIR – 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.
MARTHA – A schoolgirl who faces constant physical abuse from her father. She harbors a secret crush towards Moritz.
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.
THEA – Wendla’s best friend. A schoolgirl who tries to stay innocent and pure.
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.
OTTO – A classmate of Melchior’s. He struggles with feelings he considers inappropriate.
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.
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.