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June 21 – July 1, 2024

Friday & Saturday at 7:30pm
Saturday & Sunday at 2:00pm
Monday, July 1 at 7:30pm

Appropriate for 16+



Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre
Teen Production of


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

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

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.


Wendla Bergmann
Sydney Hassler
Martha BessellZoey Waller
AnnaGrace Wiggins
TheaAicha Ba
Ilse NeumannTaylor Underwood
Adult FemaleMia Dickson
Ensemble/Female Swing Chloe Penner
Ensemble/Female SwingMaleah Mcdonald
Melchior GaborDeclan Skaggs
Moritz StiefelJack Yampolsky
Hänschen Rilow Connor Klein
Ernst RöbelLincoln Hoekstra
Georg ZirschnitzJacob Price
Otto Lämmermeier Chase Harris
Adult MalePaul Yount
Ensemble/Male SwingDonovan Reza