Monday, January 20, 2014



spring awakeningSPRING AWAKENING 
A Rock Musical based on the play by Frank Wedekind
Book and Lyrics by Steven Sater
Music by Duncan Sheik
Director: Claudia Budris
Assistant Director & Choreographer: Lynsey Leigh Price
Music Director: Jim Millar
Stage Manager: Leyda Torres

WHEN: Mon. Feb. 3rd at 7:30 PM; Wed. Feb. 5th at 7:30 PM; Callbacks Thur. Feb. 6th at 7:30 PM
STUDIO PLAYERS, 14 Alvin Place, Upper Montclair ~ 973.744.9752 ~

Performance Dates: May 30 - June 14
(There will be rehearsals on the Sunday & Monday evenings of Memorial Day weekend)

  • Sides & Scores can be viewed at
  • Prepare 32 bars of a song from this show. An accompanist will be provided.
  • Be prepared to note all conflict dates and if you have any special physical skills and/or talents.

Casting talented vocalists with strong acting abilities.

Strong language and strong sexual situations


ADULT MAN (Male, 35+): Needs to be able to play multiple characters with distinction; ensemble singing only; plays all adult male roles: HERR STIEFL (Mortiz's father), HERR GABOR (Melchior's Father), HERR SONNENSTICH (boys teacher), HERR KNOCHENBRUCH (boys headmaster), HERR RILOW (Hanschen’s father), HERR NEUMANN (Ilse’s Father), FATHER KAULBACH (Priest), DOCTOR VON BRAUSEPULVER (Doctor) and SCHMIDT (matron)

ADULT WOMAN (female, 35+): Needs to be able to play multiple characters with distinction; ensemble singing only; plays all adult female roles: FRAU GABOR (Melchior's mother), FRAU BERGMAN (Wendla's mother), FRAULEIN KNUPPELDICK (associate to headmaster Herr Knochenbruch), FRAULEIN GROSSEBUSTENHALTER (Georg’s Piano teacher) and FRAU BESSELL (Martha’s Mother)

ANNA (female, 18-late 20s): German schoolgirl and Martha's best friend; has a difficult time understanding Martha's trials.

ERNST (male, 18-late 20s): Schoolmate of Melchior's; naïve; easily manipulated; unsure; must be comfortable kissing another male; baritenor

GEORG (male, 18-late 20s): Schoolmate of Melchoir's who is overcome with his feelings for his piano teacher; tenor and needs to be able to sing up to a D5 in falsetto

HANSCHEN (male, 18-late 20s): Schoolmate of Melchior's who is comfortable with his own sexuality and uses his looks and intelligence to manipulate Ernst; must be comfortable kissing another male;baritenor

ILSE (female, 18-late 20s): Martha's sister who shares her dark secret; run away from home to live in an artists' colony; free-spirit; Moritz's last hope

MARTHA (female, 18-late 20s): Ilse’s sister; a schoolgirl with a dark secret; terrified of disobeying her father

MELCHIOR (male, 18-late 20s): Smart, headstrong boy who refuses to bow down to society's rules; an atheist; struggles with his intense feelings for Wendla; Moritz’s best friend and confidant; strong acting abilities a must

MORITZ (male, 18-late 20s): Troubled student who desperately tries to please his father, but always seems to disappoint him; has haunting dreams; curious about sex; Melchior's best friend; strong acting abilities a must; tenor

OTTO (male, 18-late 20s): Classmate of Melchior's who struggles with feelings he considers inappropriate; baritenor

THEA (female, 18-late 20s): Wendla's best friend; a schoolgirl who tries to stay innocent and pure.

WENDLA (female, 18-late 20s): Innocent, but with every passing day, she grows more curious about the world around her; both vulnerable and a willing participant in her evolution; strong acting abilities a must