12-13 Spring Awakening
Tuesday, November 13 at 6:00pm (This is a MONDAY class schedule for UNH)
Call backs will take place Wednesday, November 14 at 6:00pm and Thursday, November 15 at 6:30pm. Both nights are in PCAC M213 Evening classes and UNH Mainstage rehearsal conflicts will be worked around, but auditioners MUST attend BOTH nights of callbacks. Sign up for an audition slot on the call board near the Hennessy Theatre.
Room M213, Paul Creative Arts Center
WHAT DO I DO IF I WANT TO AUDITION?
Auditioners are expected to know the script and score, and are asked to prepare the following materials:
- A 60 – 90 second, gender-appropriate monologue from any play by Neil LaBute (no films or screenplays) that showcases your dramatic range, and deals with the subject of love, sex, or relationships. Pieces containing strong or graphic language, situations, and themes are encouraged.
- A musical theatre song cutting of approximately 32 bars – appropriate to the vocal style and musical feel of the Spring Awakening score – that showcases your vocal and dramatic range. Bring sheet music in the correct key, properly inserted into a sturdy binder. An accompanist will be provided. You may present your pieces in any order.
- Please dress comfortably for a professional audition, and bring one copy of a theatrical resume on 8 ½ x 11 white paper.
Click HERE to access the audition form.
CHARACTER/VOCAL RANGE BREAKDOWN
Seeking a cast of at least 13, expandable to about 20
(Please note: For vocal range information below, Middle C is C4)
- WENDLA – An innocent high school student, trapped in her family. But with every passing day, she grows bolder and more curious about her body and the world around her. Both vulnerable and a willing participant in her evolution. (G3 - E5) – Featured soloist. Alto/ Mezzo mix belt.
- MARTHA – A high school student who lives with a painful, life-changing secret. (G3 - E5) – Featured soloist. Alto/ Mezzo mix belt.
- ILSE – Martha's sister, who lives with a painful secret of her own. She has run away from home and now lives as a “girl toy” in a Parisian artists' colony. She is Moritz's last hope. (G3 - E5) – Featured soloist. Alto/ Mezzo mix belt.
- THEA – Wendla's best friend. A high school student who tries to stay innocent and pure in the face of many distractions and temptations. (A3 - E5) – Featured soloist. Alto/ Mezzo mix belt.
- ANNA – Martha's best friend. A high school student. She has a difficult time understanding Martha's burdens. (A3 - C5) – Featured soloist. Alto/ Mezzo mix belt.
- THE ADULT WOMAN (OR WOMEN) – Primarily acting. Several important roles, including FRAU GABOR (Melchior's mother), FRAU BERGMAN (Wendla's mother), and Georg’s piano teacher, FRAULEIN GROSSEBUSTENHALTER – Ensemble singer(s). Alto/ Mezzo mix belt(s).
- POSSIBLE ADDED WOMEN’S ENSEMBLE MEMBER(S) – Ensemble singer(s). Alto/ Mezzo mix belt(s).
- MELCHIOR – A smart, independent, headstrong high school student who refuses to bow down to society's rules. An atheist. Struggles with his intense feelings for Wendla. (G2 - G4) – Featured soloist. Bari-tenor.
- MORITZ – Melchior's best friend. A troubled high school student who desperately tries to please his father, but always seems to disappoint him. Has haunting dreams, and grows increasingly tormented. (B2 - A4) – Featured soloist.
- GEORG – An exceptionally horny schoolmate of Melchior's who is overcome with sexual feelings for his piano teacher. (Ab2 - A4, and up to a possible D5 in falsetto) Featured soloist. – Bari-tenor.
- HANSCHEN – A beautiful, cunning schoolmate of Melchior's who is disarmingly comfortable with his own sexuality. He uses his good looks and intelligence to manipulate a fellow student. (C3 - A4) – Featured soloist. Bari-tenor.
- OTTO – A classmate of Melchior's who struggles with sexual feelings he considers inappropriate. (C3 - B4) – Featured soloist. Bari-tenor.
- ERNST – Another beautiful schoolmate of Melchior's, but naïve and easily manipulated. Unsure of who he is sexually. (C3 - A4) – Featured soloist.
- THE ADULT MAN (OR MEN) – Primarily acting. Several important roles, including HERR STIEFEL (Moritz's father), HERR GABOR (Melchior's Father), and HERR SONNENSTICH (the boys’ school teacher) – Ensemble singer(s). Bari-tenor(s).
- POSSIBLE ADDED MEN’S ENSEMBLE MEMBER(S) – Ensemble singer(s).
“Mama Who Bore Me” – Wendla
“Mama Who Bore Me (Reprise)” – Wendla and Girls
“All That's Known” – Melchior (and Boys Reciting)
“The Bitch of Living” – Moritz and Boys
“My Junk” – Girls and Boys
“Touch Me” – Boys and Girls
“The Word of Your Body” – Wendla and Melchior
“The Dark I Know Well” – Martha, Ilse, Boys and Girls
“The Word of Your Body (Reprise 1)” – Otto, Georg
“And Then There Were None” – Moritz and Boys
“The Mirror-Blue Night” – Melchior and Boys
“I Believe” – Boys and Girls
“The Guilty Ones” – Wendla and Melchior, Boys and Girls
“Don't Do Sadness” – Moritz
“Blue Wind” – Ilse
“Don't Do Sadness/ Blue Wind (Reprises)” – Moritz and Ilse
“Left Behind” – Melchior, Boys and Girls
“Totally Fucked” – Melchior and Full Company
“The Word of Your Body (Reprise 2)” – Hanschen and Ernst, Boys and Girls
“Whispering” – Wendla and Melchior
“Those You've Known” – Moritz, Wendla, and Melchior
“Finale (The Song of Purple Summer)” – Full Company
The University of New Hampshire Department of Theatre & Dance announces auditions for its February 2013 mainstage production of Spring Awakening; Music by Duncan Sheik, Book and Lyrics by Steven Slater. Performances will run WEDS FEB 20 – SUN FEB 24 in the Johnson Theatre. The production team is as follows:
Director/ Music Director – John Berst
Choreographer – Mary Beth Marino
Scenic Designer – David Kaye
Costume Designer – Szu-Feng Chen
Guest Lighting Designer – Lih-Hwa Yu
Stage Manager – Dani Pancoast
ALL UNH STUDENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO AUDITION, REGARDLESS OF MAJOR, MINOR, OR AREA OF THEATRE EMPHASIS. DON’T DISQUALIFY YOURSELF FOR ANY REASON. THINK BIG, BRING STRONG WORK, AND KNOW THAT I WANT TO SEE YOU.
Contact the director, John Berst, at email@example.com.