Spring Awakening Auditions Feb 4 & 5 2019

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Audition Date: February 4th & 5th 6pm
Possible Call Backs: Feb 5th at 9pm or TBD
Where: High Desert Center for the Arts
15615 8th Street, Victorville, CA 92392

Facebook Event: http://www.facebook.com/events/658654137812959

General:
• Bring sheet music for a 16 – 32 bar song in appropriate key an accompanist will be provided ,or CD/MP3 in appropriate key.
• Creative Arts Theater supports diverse casting.
• Be prepared to stay at audition the whole time, unless asked to leave.
• Headshot and resume, you may send this via email if you wish to mailbox@creativeartstheater.com

If you are under 18 and plan to audition for Spring Awakening, you will need to be accompanied by your parent or legal guardian to provide written consent. Actors for Spring Awakening will be exposed to (stylized) suicidal matters, sexuality, simulated sex, brief Implied nudity, and general mature language and content. Those under the age of 18 will not be considered for the roles of Wendla, Melchior.

About Spring Awakening:
Book and Lyrics by Steven Sater
Music by Duncan Sheik
Based on the play by Frank Wedekind

The winner of 8 Tony Awards, including Best Musical – told by Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater through “the most gorgeous Broadway score this decade” (Entertainment Weekly) – Spring Awakening explores the journey from adolescence to adulthood with poignancy and passion that is illuminating and unforgettable. The landmark musical is an electrifying fusion of morality, sexuality and rock & roll that is exhilarating audiences across the nation like no other musical in years. Spring Awakening celebrates rebellion and provides the perfect opportunity to feature performers of all types. Featuring a pop-rock score, this is an ideal show for talented vocalists with strong acting abilities. Join this group of late 19th century German students on their passage as the navigate teenage self-discovery and coming of age anxiety in a powerful celebration of youth and rebellion in the daring, remarkable Spring Awakening. Staging of this production will include experimental styles and contemporary dance. The staff encourages performers of all ethnicity, gender, size, age, and physical ability to audition.

Character Descriptions:
Wendla:​
Female or female identifying actor of any ethnicity. An impassioned young girl that is awakening to her sexuality and the harsh realities of the world. Instinctively searching for anything that fills the void of these new desires and can grant her any relief. She journeys through the consequences of new passions in a closed society. Falls in love with Melchior. Violent situations, brief partial nudity and simulated sexual acts are a part of this role. Mezzo-Soprano.

Martha:​
Female, female identifying, or non-​‐binary actor of any ethnicity. An
intelligent, kind, and strong young woman that is made fun of for liking the less popular boys. Beaten and sexually abused by her father, but scared to be an outcast or kicked out of her home if she tells anyone. Mezzo-Soprano.

Thea:
​Female, female identifying, or non binary actor of any ethnicity. She is sweet, energetic, and beginning to gain small crushes on boys like Melchior, but still trusting of her parents and the systems around her. Mezzo-Soprano.

Anna:
​Female, female identifying, or non-binary actor of any ethnicity. She is lively and a touch more free spirited than her friends. Has a deeper understanding of the injustices happening. Wants’ to tell someone about Martha’s father, but is convinced by the girls not to. Mezzo-Soprano.

Ilse:
​Female, female identifying, or non-​‐binary actor of any ethnicity. She
was abused by her father and cast out on the streets. She is bold, resilient, and upbeat despite her circumstances. She is living in an artist colony and stuck in a new cycle of abuse. Her and Moritz could have had a relationship in another life. Mezzo-Soprano.

Melchior:
​Male, or male identifying actor of any ethnicity. An intelligent,
rebellious, and caring young man that passionately disagrees with the systems of power in command. His journey is one from head to heart as he fully begins to internalize his passionate views on society and how they affect those around him. He falls in love with
Wendla. Violent situations, brief partial nudity, and simulated sex are a part of this role. Baritone.

Moritz:
​Male, male identifying, or non-​‐binary actor of any ethnicity. Melchior’s best friend. An anxious, sweet, and sensitive young man who is struggling through this time of new awakenings. Bad at school, deeply affected by new desires, and trying to live up to high expectations from his parents end up being too much for him, so
he decides to end his life. Simulated suicide is a part of this role. Tenor.

Hanschen/Rupert:
​Male, male identifying, or non-​‐binary actor of any ethnicity. A confident, comfortable young man who chooses to manipulate the status quo instead of challenging it, such as Melchior. Is interested in both men and women and aggressively goes after Ernst to satisfy his desires. Simulated masturbation is a part of- this role. Baritone.

Ernst/Reinhold:
Male, male identifying, or non-​‐binary actor of any ethnicity. A sweet, and shy young gay man that is attractive to Hanschen, but too scared to make the first move. He feels deeply and tells Hanschen he loves him very quickly. Tenor.

Georg/Dieter: ​
Male, male identifying, or non-​‐binary actor of any ethnicity. A
funny and energetic young man that is in lust over his piano teacher and open about his sexual desires. Tenor.

Otto/Ulbrecht:
​Male, male identifying, or non-​‐binary actor of any ethnicity. He is a shyer schoolmate who has a lustful dream about his mother. Tenor.

Adult Woman: ​
Female or female identifying actor of any ethnicity. An older looking actor preferred. Plays all the adult females roles that range from a hateful principle, multiple mothers, a sexual piano teacher, and stern teacher. Must be comfortable playing many characters. Alto/Mezzo

Adult Man:​
Male or Male identifying actor of any ethnicity. An older looking actor
preferred. Plays all the adult male roles that range from a hateful headmaster, multiple fathers, a preacher, stern teacher, and doctor. Must be comfortable playing many characters. Baritone