Auditions for Spring Awakening to start on October 4

Posted on: September 25, 2017

Spring Awakening

Book and Lyrics by Steven Sater.  Music by Duncan Sheik.  Based on the play by Frank Wedekind.

Directed by Sharon Andrews

Spring Awakening, Tony, Drama Desk, Grammy award winning rock musical!

Can suppression of natural and innocent adolescent sexuality end in tragedy? Frank Wedekind’s late 19th century play Spring’s Awakening: A Children’s Tragedy renders a heart wrenching yes!  Can sexual urges and forced ignorance blaze their way through rock music? Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater’s 21st century musical adaptation of Wedekind’s play delivers a heart pounding yes! But, inside this deeply moving rock musical can also be found wonderful humor and profound beauty.

Music & Acting Auditions:

Wednesday, Oct. 4 – 6:30-9:30 pm

Friday, Oct. 6 – 3:00-5:00 & 6:00-8:00 pm

Dance Auditions:

Thursday, Oct. 5 – 4:00-5:30 pm & 6:00-7:30 PM

Callbacks: Saturday, Oct. 7 – 12:00-4:00 pm

Tedford Stage, Scales Fine Arts Center

You only have to come to ONE of the dance calls and ONE of the music & acting sessions, but you MUST attend both auditions.  There will be a maximum of 6 people per hour for the music & acting auditions.

Performance dates:  April 6-8 & April 12-15, 2018

You only have to come to ONE of the dance calls and ONE of the music & acting sessions, but you MUST attend both auditions.  There will be a maximum of 6 people per hour for the music & acting auditions.  To sign up for an audition slot, please click here.  Please sign up for only one slot.

For general auditions:

  • Everyone (regardless of the gender or role) should prepare:  “Totally Fucked”
  • All students seeking male roles should prepare:  “All That’s Known” and/or “The Bitch of Living”
  • All students seeking female roles should prepare:  “Mama Who Bore Me” and/or “The Dark I Know Well”

For callbacks, everyone should prepare:

  • BOTH male or female general audition songs,
  • “The Word of Your Body”, and
  • “The Word of Your Body – Reprise 2”

Please be aware that this show contains intense language, sexual situations, and references to suicide.

The music listed above can be found on the TADStudent Sakai site under Resources<2017-18 Subscription Series+Scripts<Spring Awakening<Audition Materials.  Email the Stage Manager at ashm15@wfu.edu if you need access to this site.  Everyone should come prepared to sing with accompaniment.  No tracks will be allowed.  You are welcome to bring your own song to general auditions, provided you have the sheet music for the accompanist.

Rehearsal information:
Music rehearsals: TBD start – January 16
Dance rehearsals: Jan. 27-Feb. 4
Regular/Stage rehearsals: start February 26

More Information contact:
Madeleine Ash (ashm16@wfu.edu) or Sharon Andrews (andrews@wfu.edu)  336-758-4377  (office)