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Spring Awakening Auditions

Avenue Arts Marketplace & Theatre announces auditions for SPRING AWAKENING

Located at 324 Cleveland Ave. NW Canton, Ohio 44702

SYNOPSIS: It is Germany, 1891, a world where the grown-ups hold all the cards. The beautiful young Wendla explores the mysteries of her body and wonders aloud where babies come from... until Mama tells her to shut it and put on a proper dress. Elsewhere, the brilliant and fearless young Melchior interrupts a mind-numbing Latin drill to defend his buddy, Moritz – a boy so traumatized by puberty that he can't concentrate on anything... not that the Headmaster cares. He strikes them both and tells them to turn in their lesson. One afternoon, in a private place in the woods, Melchior and Wendla meet by accident and soon find within themselves a desire unlike anything they've ever felt. As they fumble their way into one another's arms, Moritz flounders and soon fails out of school. When even his one adult friend, Melchior's mother, ignores his plea for help, he is left so distraught that he can't hear the promise of life offered by his outcast friend, Ilse. Naturally, the Headmasters waste no time in pinning the "crime" of Moritz's suicide on Melchior to expel him. And soon, Mama learns that her little Wendla is pregnant. Now the young lovers must struggle against all odds to build a world together for their child.

Spring Awakening is presented by special arrangement with Music Theatre International

Directed/Musical Directed by: Jared Sparks
Choreographed by: Sarah Jane Toy

Auditions will be held on Tuesday, July 14th and Wednesday July 15th from 7-9pm
Callbacks (if necessary) will take place on July 16th from 7-9pm

All auditioners are asked to come prepared with 32 bars of a song prepared in the style of the show - an accompanist will be provided. We also ask that you bring a current headshot and resume with you to auditions. 

At this time, there are no stipends and/or AEA contracts being offered!

Performances: September 11th, 12th, 18th, 19th, 25th and 26th at 8pm and September 12th, 13th, 19th, 20th and 26th at 2pm

 

CHARACTERS:

Wendla (female, any ethnicity, 18-22) - innocent high school student, trapped in her family, but with every passing day, she grows bolder and more curious about the world around her. Both vulnerable and a willing participant in her evolution.
This role requires mature language, sexual content, onstage violence and partial nudity - actor must be over the age of 18

Martha (female, any ethnicity, teens-early 20s) - high school student who lives with a life-changing secret.
This role requires mature language and mild sexual content

Ilse (female, any ethnicity, teens-early 20s) - Martha's sister, lives with a painful secret of her own, has run away from home and now lives in a Parisian artists' colony. She is Moritz's last hope.
This role requires mature language and mild sexual content

Thea (female, any ethnicity, teens-early 20s) - Wendla's best friend, a high school student who tries to stay innocent and pure.
This role requires mature language and mild sexual content

Anna (female, any ethnicity, teens- early 20s) - Martha's best friend, a high school student, has a difficult time understanding Martha's burdens.
This role requires mature language and mild sexual content

Melchior (male, any ethnicity, 18-22) - smart, independent, headstrong high school student who refuses to bow down to society's rules. Struggles with his intense feelings for Wendla.
This role requires mature language, sexual content, onstage violence and partial nudity - actor must be over the age of 18

Moritz (male, any ethnicity, teens-early 20s) - 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.
This role requires mature language and sexual content

Georg (male, any ethnicity, teens-early 20s) - schoolmate of Melchior's who is overcome with sexual feelings for his piano teacher. DOUBLES AS DIETER
This role requires mature language and sexual content

Hanschen (male, any ethnicity, teens-early 20s) - 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. DOUBLES AS RUPERT
This role requires mature language and sexual content

Otto (male, any ethnicity, teens-early 20s) - a classmate of Melchior's who struggles with sexual feelings he considers inappropriate. DOUBLES ULBRECHT
?This role requires mature language and sexual content

Ernst (male, any ethnicity, teens-early 20s) - another beautiful schoolmate of Melchior's, but naïve and easily manipulated. Unsure of who he is sexually. DOUBLES AS REINHOLD
?This role requires mature language and sexual content

Adult Woman (female, any ethnicity, 30s-70s) - Portrays Frau Bergman, Fraulein Knuppeldick, Fraulein Grossebustenhalter, Frau Gabor, Frau Bessell
?This role requires mature language and mild sexual content

Adult Man (male, any ethnicity, 30s-70s) - Portrays Herr Sonnenstich, Headmaster Knochenbruch, Herr Neumann, Herr Rilow, Herr Stiefel, Father Kaulbach, Doctor Von Brausepulver, Herr Gabor, Schmidt.
?This role requires mature language. 

 

Avenue Arts Marketplace and Theatre is a CLEan House Theatre. This means we are committed to being a space free of harassment based on sex, gender, race, religion, class, ethnicity, nationality, political belief, or ability. We are committed to being a safe environment that fully allows us to challenge ourselves, our audiences, and our communities; that supports creative risks of mind and body; and that establishes the freedom to create theatre that represents the full range of human experience.

 

All questions should be directed to [email protected] 

Created by:   Avenue Arts Marketplace & Theatre
 
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Date (mm/dd/yyyy EST) Available Slot
07/14/2020
(Tue. 7:00pm - 9:00pm)

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07/15/2020
(Wed. 7:00pm - 9:00pm)

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