Auditions for Shoot the Glass Theater's production of Spring Awakening by Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater will take place Saturday, April 14th from 11:00 to 3:00 pm at First Universalist Church in Minneapolis, MN.
Auditions will also be held Sunday, April 15th from 1:30 to 5:00 pm at The Lab Theater in Minneapolis, MN.
***UPDATE: AUDITION SLOTS FOR SPRING AWAKENING ARE CURRENTLY FULL, BUT YOU CAN STILL SIGN UP ON THE WAITLIST AND SUBMIT A VIDEO AUDITION! THANKS SO MUCH!***
Spring Awakening will be directed by StG Artistic Director Ryan Nielson with music direction by Randy Buikema. Spring Awakening will be presented at The LabTheater in Minneapolis, MN, with a total of 15 performances running September 13th - September 30th, 2018.
The following roles are available for our production of SPRING AWAKENING*:
*NOTE: SPRING AWAKENING IS RATED "R". THE SHOW DEALS (BEAUTIFULLY) WITH STRONG LANGUAGE AND MATURE SITUATIONS. PLEASE CONSIDER THIS BEFORE DECIDING TO AUDITION.
Female. 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. E3-E5 (Age 17-21)
Male. A smart, headstrong boy who refuses to bow down to society's rules. An atheist and radical student. G2-B4 (Age 17-21)
Female. A schoolgirl who faces constant physical abuse from her father. E3-E5 (Age 15-21)
Male. Melchior's best friend, a troubled student. He desperately tries to please his father, but always seems to disappoint him. C3-A4 (Age 15-21)
Female. Wendla's best friend. A schoolgirl who tries to stay innocent and pure. E3-E5 (Age 15-21)
Male. A rather narcissistic schoolmate of Melchior's. He is comfortable with his own sexuality and uses his looks and intelligence to captivate Ernst. Doubles as RUPERT. Ab2-D5 (Age 17-21)
Female. A German schoolgirl and Martha's best friend. E3-C5 (Age 15-21)
Male. A schoolmate of Melchior's. Doubles as REINHOLD. Ab2-A4 (Age 15-21)
Female. Martha's sister, who was also abused and has run away from home to live in an artists' colony. E3-E5 (Age 17-21)
Male. A clumsy schoolmate of Melchoir's. He is overcome with his feelings for his piano teacher. Doubles as DIETER. Ab2-D5 (Age 15-21)
Male. A classmate of Melchior's. He struggles with feelings he considers inappropriate. Doubles as ULBRECHT. Ab2-D5 (Age 15-21)
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. (D3-A5: very little singing) (Age 40-50)
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. (D3-F4: very little singing) (Age 40-50)
After auditions have been completed, you will receive a call within 24 hours of the last audition time if you are called back for a role. If you are not called back, you will receive an email notification within 48 hours of the last audition.
Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater's compelling and tragic story about young people struggling with questions of sexuality and self-discovery in a repressed society seems particularly resonant in 2018. The young adults in this stunning, Tony-Award winning rock musical face constant and relentless oppression from their adult "superiors", and through love, loss, and tragedy learn the truth about what it means to be alive and to be human. Shoot the Glass is proud to partner with The Lab Theater to present this important, relevant, and moving story.
SPRING AWAKENING will have approximately five weeks of rehearsal beginning Monday, August 6th, 2018 at First Universalist. Rehearsals take place primarily in the evenings and weekends. There will be a stipend of $500 given to each actor cast.
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Sign Up To Audition: Please fill out and submit our online audition form on TheaterForms and make an appointment for your audition. Have your calendar handy and be prepared to enter rehearsal conflicts. You will be asked to upload a headshot (a JPEG file) and a theatrical résumé (a PDF file) if you have one. If you don’t have either of these files you can still submit the form.
We will ask that you perform a short piece of music (1-2 minutes in length, but please not something from Spring Awakening). This audition will be singing only. Accompanist will be provided.