Spring Awakening

NON UNION

SELF TAPE AUDITION REQUIREMENTS

Requirements: 

Must be sent via email, google drive or dropbox link. No Youtube submissions will be accepted. Please email auditions or concerns to [email protected]. All submissions must include a headshot and resume along with the role(s) you wish to audition for. 

Singing Requirements:

Please record one COMPLETE contemporary musical theatre song in the style of the show. Clearly label your submission with the title of the song and the musical that it is from. . Please note that piano accompaniment or backing track is highly recommended.

Acting Requirements:

Prepare one of the below monologues  depending on which role(s)  you are seeking.

SIDES:

Just imagine. Last night the stork visited my sister and brought her another little baby girl. Mama, don’t be cross – don’t be. But I’m an aunt for the second time now, and I still have no idea how it happens. (Her mother does not respond.) Mama, please. I’m ashamed to even ask. But then, who can I ask but you? And you cannot imagine I still believe in the stork! I’ll kneel at your feet and lay my head in your lap….you can talk as if I weren’t even there. Please, mama.

I… I didn’t sleep all night. In fact, I, uh, suffered a visit from the most horrific, dark phantasm. It was a nightmare, really. Legs in sky blue stockings, climbing over the lecture podium. I’ll be up all night again, haunted by another of those…dreams. Why - why am I haunted by the legs of a woman? By the deepening conviction that some part of my destiny may lie there between them? (His friend is about to answer him.) No, no. Not here. I can’t talk. No - do me a favour: write it down. All of it. Conceal it in my satchel – after gymnastics – tomorrow. If you like, you could add some illustrations in the margins.

Number 1: Look at that. Melchior Gabor, a young man of distinct intellectual capability.  Thoroughly distinct. A young man who could be one of our finest pupils. But there he is, cavorting with that….imbecile, Moritz Stiefel.  Thank Heaven the upper grade only holds sixty. Fortunately, it is I who shall be marking the finals. And I assure you that the good name of our school is secure.

Number 2: I fold his hands and smooth his tie.  I gently lift his chin. Was I really so blind and unkind to him? I can’t help the itch to touch….to kiss….to hold him once again.  Now to close his eyes….never open them. All things are left behind. All the things his mama wished he’d wished he’d bear in mind. And all of the crying I wouldn’t understand.  I just let him cry – “make a man out of him”.

Number 1: Goodness, look at you in that…that kindergarten dress!  Grown up girls cannot be seen strutting about in such….Well, just put on a proper dress, and take a hat. And we’ll not talk about where babies come from.  I honestly don’t know what I’ve done to deserve this kind of talk. You will drive me mad. (Her daughter doesn’t leave, waiting for a response). Very well, I’ll tell you.  For a woman to bear a child, she must…in her own personal way, she must….love her husband. Love him as she can love only him.  Only him…she must love with her whole heart. There. Now you know everything.

Number 2(She is reading a letter she has composed) Dear Herr Stiefel….(thinks again)… Moritz.  I’ve spent the entire day thinking about your note.  Truly it touched me, it did, that you’d think of me as a friend.  Of course, I was saddened to hear that your exams came off rather less well than you’d hoped, and that you will not be promoted come fall.  My dear boy, the world is filled with men – businessmen, scientists, scholars even – who have done rather poorly in school, and yet gone on to brilliant careers.

IMPORTANT DATES:

Submission Deadline March 15th, 2020

Call Backs March 28th, 2020  from 10-4pm (In person)

Rehearsals begin May 20th, 2020. First read through May 4th, 2020.

*Please note this is a non-union production, however, we will accept applications from Equity Actors. If you are the best for the part we will make it work. Actor stipend will be given based on box office sales. Actors are expected to be off book for the performance and sing with a live band. This is a concert version and there will be minimal staging and dancing in this production.

May  4: 7PM - 10PM - Read through

May 20: 7PM - 10PM - Music

May 21: 7PM - 10PM - Music

May 25: 7PM - 10PM - Music

May 27: 7PM - 10PM - Music

May 28: 7PM - 10PM - Blocking/Character work/ Choreography

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June 1: 7PM - 10PM - Blocking/ Character Work/ Choreography

June 3: 7PM - 10PM - Blocking/Character Work/Choreography

June 4: 7PM - 10PM - Blocking/Character work /Choreography

June 6: TBD (5 hours) - Clean & Run

June 8: 7PM - 10PM - Run

June 11: 7PM - 10PM - Run

Mon, June 15 - Tech setup and Sitzprobe (7-10 - with band)

Tues, June 16 – Evening  Run (no band)

Wed, June 17 - Invited dress rehearsal (with band)

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Thurs, June 18th - Sun, June 21st - 5 shows 

 

Note: More Shows May be added

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

Wendla (Female)

Age 16-24

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. (Vocal Range:E3 to E5)

 

Melchior (Male)

Age 16-24

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. (Vocal Range: G2 to B4)

 

Martha (Female)

Age 16-24

A schoolgirl who faces constant physical abuse from her father. She harbors a secret crush towards Moritz. (Vocal Range: E3 to E5)

 

Moritz (Male)

Age 16-24

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. (Vocal Range:C3 to A4)

 

Thea (Female)

Age 16-24

Wendla’s best friend. A schoolgirl who tries to stay innocent and pure. (Vocal Range: E3 to E5)

 

Hanschen (Male)

Age 16-24

A rather narcissistic schoolmate of Melchior’s. He is comfortable with his own sexuality and uses his looks and intelligence to captivate Ernst. (Vocal Range: Ab2 to D5)

 

Anna (Female)

Age 16-24

A German schoolgirl and Martha’s best friend. Optimistic and a bit naive, she has a difficult time understanding Martha’s trials.(Vocal Range:E3 to C5 )

 

Ernst (Male)

Age 16-24

A schoolmate of Melchior’s. Naive and easily manipulated, which allows him to fall in love with Hanschen. Optional Doubling as REINHOLD. (Vocal Range: Ab2 to A4)

 

Ilse (Female)

Age 16-24

Martha’s sister, who was also abused and has run away from home to live in an artists’ colony. She reaches out to her old friend Moritz in the last moments of his life. (Vocal Range: E3 to E5)

 

Georg (Male)

Age 16-24

A clumsy schoolmate of Melchoir’s. He is overcome with his feelings for his piano teacher. Optional Doubling as DIETER. (Vocal Range: Ab2 to D5)

 

Otto (Male)

Age 16-24

A classmate of Melchior’s. He struggles with feelings he considers inappropriate. Optional Doubling as ULBRECHT.(Vocal Range:Ab2 to D5)

 

Adult Woman (Female)

Age 35+

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. (Vocal Range: D3 to A4 )

 

Adult Man (Male)

Age 35+

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.(Vocal Range: D3 to F4)

Girls Ensemble Age 16+

Up to four Cast. Must Sing and Dance.

Boys Ensemble 16+

Up to four Cast. Must be able to Sing and Dance