SPRING AWAKENING AUDITIONS

AUDITION INFORMATION

Auditions will take place on Saturday, January 18th from 11am-1pm in the Large Classroom (Walgreen Drama Center).


 

WHAT TO PREPARE:

1) Prepare a 1-2 minute contemporary monologue. 

2) Fill out an audition form (attached below) and bring it to your audition.

 

CALLBACKS:

Saturday, January 18th 1:30pm-3:30pm. You will likely be asked to read sides (attached below). Be prepared to move!

HOW TO SIGN UP FOR AUDITIONS: 

Click this link to sign up for an audition slot:

 

REHEARSAL/PERFORMANCES:

Regular rehearsals begin Tuesday, January 21st, 2020. Performances are February 14 (7 PM and 11 PM) and 15th (7 PM) in the Newman Studio. Rehearsals each week will be held from 6:00-10:00 pm Monday – Friday, and 5 hours on one weekend day, tbd. The 10 of 12 rehearsal will be held on Sunday, February 9th.

NOTE: 

 "Spring Awakening" conflicts with Lord of the Flies, The Wiz, Yerma, and Sonnets, Soliloquies, and Soul

CALLBACK SIDES/AUDITION FORM:

SYNOPSIS: 

The play deals with a group of schoolchildren on the brink of puberty, fascinated and confused by the mystery of sex. Melchior Gabor believes he has all of the answers and slips his anxious best friend Moritz a pamphlet containing illustrations and commentary on sex. Fourteen year old Wendla Bergmann becomes increasingly drawn to the darker side of life after finding out that her friend Martha gets beaten by her parents. Moritz discovers that he will barely pass the school year, and doubles down on his studies. Meanwhile, Melchior meets Wendla in the woods, where she asks him to beat her with a stick. Moritz, under intense pressure to pass, asks Melchior’s mother for money to go to America. Wendla becomes increasingly frustrated when her mother fails to tell her where babies come from, finding Melchior in a hayloft, where the boy rapes her. Mrs. Gabor denies Moritz’s plea, and the boy kills himself. Melchior is blamed for the suicide and expelled from school. Nobody tells Wendla she is pregnant, and she dies from a botched abortion. Melchior, stuck in a reformatory where the students are more like inmates, escapes to a graveyard where he stumbles on Wendla’s grave. The dead Moritz asks Melchior to kill himself, and Melchior is faced with the question of how he will survive in society. 

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