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HCT’s After Dark Presents:

Auditions for 16+

Book and Lyrics by: Steven Sater

Music by: Dunkin Sheik

Directed by: Taj Gutierrez

Musical Direction by: Monica Chung

Auditions will be held at Saint Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church on Thursday, May 27th and Friday May 28th from 6:00-8:00pm. Auditions are by appointment only. Please refer to the sign-up link above. Walk-In’s will be welcomed when there is availability. Please reach out to Taj at taj@hawaiichildrenstheatre.org for more information.

For those who are invited: Callbacks will be held on May 29th at 4pm at the same location. 

 

What to Prepare?:

Please prepare a fully memorized show tune or any pop/rock song of your choosing and bring sheet music for the Musical Director. Be sure your piece showcases your rage and vocal abilities. In addition to this, we are also asking auditioners to prepare a short section of a song of their choosing from SPRING AWAKENING. 

 

Rehearsal Schedule: Rehearsals will be Monday-Thursday from 6-9pm, beginning on June 1st (Additional Rehearsals may be added on August 14th and 15th for “Tech Week”). Please have all times for the rehearsal period available, and please note on Audition Form.

 

Performance Dates: August 19, 20, & 21

 

COVID-19 Statement: We will be adhering to social distancing guidelines. Please come to auditions with a mask and be prepared to sing with it on. All auditions will be temperature checked and asked to sanitize before entry. Thank you for your cooperation. 

 

Synopsys: Spring Awakening is a Tony Award-winning rock musical with music by Duncan Sheik and book and lyrics by Steven Sater. The musical is based on the controversial 1891 play of the same title by Frank Wedekind.

Set in late-nineteenth century Germany, it concerns teenagers who are discovering the inner and outer tumult of Human sexuality. The original play was banned in Germany due to its portrayal of masturbation, abortion, rape, and suicide. In the musical, alternative rock is employed as part of the folk-infused rock score.

 

Character Descriptions:

Wendla (Ages 18+ ONLY)

Innocent. With every passing day, she grows more curious about the world around her and her changing body. Both vulnerable and a willing participant in her evolution. Explores her newly-found sexuality with Melchior. Depicts sex scene on stage.

Gender: Female

Vocal range top: E5

Vocal range bottom: E3

 

Melchior (Ages 18+ ONLY)

A smart, headstrong boy who refuses to bow down to society’s rules. An atheist and radical student. Struggles with his intense feelings for Wendla and his awakening sexual urges. Depicts sex scene on stage.

Gender: Male

Vocal range top: B4

Vocal range bottom: G2

 

Martha

A schoolgirl who faces constant physical abuse from her father. She harbors a secret crush towards Moritz.

Gender: Female

Vocal range top: E5

Vocal range bottom: E3

 

Moritz

Melchior’s best friend, a troubled student. He desperately tries to please his father, but always seems to disappoint him. His haunting sexual dreams and academic failures eventually drive him to suicidal thoughts.

Gender: Male

Vocal range top: A4

Vocal range bottom: C3

 

Thea

Wendla’s best friend. A schoolgirl who tries to stay innocent and pure.

Gender: Female

Vocal range top: E5

Vocal range bottom: E3

 

Hanschen

A rather narcissistic schoolmate of Melchior’s. He is comfortable with his own sexuality and uses his looks and intelligence to captivate Ernst. Optional Doubling as RUPERT.

Gender: Male

Vocal range top: D5

Vocal range bottom: Ab2

 

Anna

A German schoolgirl and Martha’s best friend. Optimistic and a bit naive, she has a difficult time understanding Martha’s trials.

Gender: Female

Vocal range top: C5

Vocal range bottom: E3

 

Ernst

A schoolmate of Melchior’s. Naive and easily manipulated, which allows him to fall in love with Hanschen. Optional Doubling as REINHOLD.

Gender: Male

Vocal range top: A4

Vocal range bottom: Ab2

 

Ilse

Martha’s sister, who was also abused and has run away from home to live in an artists’ colony. She reaches out to her old friend Moritz in the last moments of his life.

Gender: Female

Vocal range top: E5

Vocal range bottom: E3

 

Georg

A clumsy schoolmate of Melchoir’s. He is overcome with his feelings for his piano teacher. Optional Doubling as DIETER.

Gender: Male

Vocal range top: D5

Vocal range bottom: Ab2

 

Otto

A classmate of Melchior’s. He struggles with feelings he considers inappropriate. Optional Doubling as ULBRECHT.

Gender: Male

Vocal range top: D5

Vocal range bottom: Ab2

 

Adult Woman

Plays a variety of rigid adult roles. Characters include: FRAU BERGMAN, Wendla’s mother; FRAULEIN KNUPPELDICK; FRAULEIN GROSSEBUSTENHALTER; FRAU GABOR, Melchior’s mother; and FRAU BESSELL, Martha’s mother.

Gender: Female

Age: Plays 40 to 60

Vocal range top: A4

Vocal range bottom: D3

 

Adult Man

Plays a variety of rigid adult roles. Characters include: HERR SONNENSTITCH, the boys’ teacher; HEADMASTER KNOCHENBRUCH; HERR NEUMANN, Ilse’s father; HERR RILOW, Hanschen’s father; HERR STEIFEL, Moritz’s father; FATHER KAULBACH; DOCTOR VON BRAUSEPULVER; HERR GABOR, Melchior’s father; and SCHMIDT.

Gender: Male

Age: Plays 40 to 60

Vocal range top: F4

Vocal range bottom: D3

 

PLEASE NOTE: Because of the nature of the content of this show, we are seeking actors over the age of 16; actors under the age of 18 will need parental consent if cast in the show.