Updated: Mar 28, 2022
The Milton Theatre is ready for their second in-house production of 2022! The winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, told by Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater through what Entertainment Weekly called, "the most gorgeous Broadway score this decade," SPRING AWAKENING explores the journey from adolescence to adulthood with a poignancy and passion that is illuminating and unforgettable. The landmark musical is an electrifying fusion of morality, sexuality, and rock and roll that is exhilarating audiences across the nation like no other musical in years!
April 4 - Philadelphia (Equilibrium Dance Academy / 1802 S. Broad Street Philadelphia, PA 19145) - 5pm Open Call / 6pm Callbacks
April 6 - Milton Theatre - 5pm Open Call / 6pm Callbacks
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.
Submit an advance audition video performing 16 bars of any song that highlights the style, character, and range of the role you’re auditioning for. No a capella. Send videos together with a resume, latest headshot, and any questions to email@example.com.
Callbacks will be on the same day.
Compensation & housing for shows.
PLEASE NOTE: Because of the nature of the content of this show, we are seeking actors over the age of 18. Please have proof of age to present to the audition monitors at the time of your appointment.
MELCHIOR – Male, should read 15-20 years old. 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. Though logical and highly intelligent, he is a fiercely loyal friend and an open-hearted young man with the ability to feel and experience things wholly and intensely. Seeking a strong actor and singer with strong movement ability. Range: G2 – B4.
MORITZ – Male, should read 15-20 years old. Melchior’s best friend and 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. Seeking an actor willing and able to explore the darkness of angst and depression and be able to physicalize extraordinarily strong feelings. Seeking a strong actor and singer with strong movement ability. Range: C3-A4.
WENDLA – Female, should read 15-20 years old. 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. Seeking a strong actor and singer with strong movement ability. Range: E3 – E5 .
ADULT MAN – Male, 40-50 years old – 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 STIEFEL, Moritz’s father; FATHER KAULBACH; DOCTOR VON BRAUSEPULVER; HERR GABOR, Melchior’s father; and SCHMIDT. Range: D3 – F4.
ADULT WOMAN – Female, 40-50 years old – 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. Range: D3 – A4.
ANNA – Female, should read 15-20 years old. A schoolgirl and Martha’s best friend. Optimistic and a bit naïve, she has a difficult time understanding Martha’s trials. Seeking a strong actor and singer with strong movement ability. Range: E3 – C5.
ERNST – Male, should read 15-20 years old. A schoolmate of Melchior’s just starting to explore his homosexuality. Naïve, sweet and easily manipulated, which allows him to fall in love with the egotistical Hanschen. Seeking a strong actor and singer with strong movement ability. Optional Doubling as REINHOLD. Range: Ab2 – A4.
GEORG – Male, should read 15-20 years old. A clumsy schoolmate of Melchior’s. He is overcome with his feelings for his piano teacher. Seeking a strong actor and singer with strong movement ability. Optional Doubling as DIETER. Range: Ab2 – D5.
HANSCHEN – Male, should read 15-20 years old. A comically narcissistic schoolmate of Melchior’s. He is comfortable with his own sexuality and uses his looks and intelligence to captivate Ernst. Seeking a strong actor and singer with strong movement ability. Optional Doubling as RUPERT. Range: Ab2 – D5.
ILSE – Female, should read 15-25 years old. 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. Seeking a strong singer and actress with a unique voice – playing piano is a plus. Range: E3 – E5.
MARTHA – Female, should read 15-20 years old. A schoolgirl who faces constant physical abuse from her father. She harbors a secret crush towards Moritz. Seeking a strong alto with warm depth as an actress and singer. Range: E3 – E5.
OTTO – Male, should read 15-20 years old. A classmate of Melchior’s. He struggles with feelings he considers inappropriate. Seeking a strong actor and singer with strong movement ability. Optional Doubling as ULBRECHT. Range: Ab2 – D5.
THEA – Female, should read 15-20 years old. Wendla’s best friend. A schoolgirl who tries to stay innocent and pure. Seeking a strong actor and singer with strong movement ability. Range: E3 – E5.
Rehearsal/ Show Schedule:
July 2nd: 10AM-4PM
July 3rd: 10AM-4PM
July 4th: 9AM- 5PM
July 5th: 9AM- 5PM
July 6th: 9AM- 5PM
July 7th: 9AM- 5PM
July 8th: 9AM- 5PM
July 9th: 9AM- 4PM
July 11th: 3PM-10PM
July 12th: 3PM-10PM
July 13th: 3PM-10PM
July 14th: 3PM-10PM
July 15th: 8PM (Call 630PM)
July 16th: 2PM (Call 1230)
July16th: 8PM (Call 630PM)
July 17th: 2PM (Call 1230)
July 22nd: 8PM (Call 630PM)
July 23rd: 2PM (Call 1230)
July 23rd: 8PM (Call 630PM)
July 24th: 2PM (Call 12:30)
Director: Fred Munzert
Music Director: TBA
The Milton Theatre is located in downtown historic Milton on Union Street along the Broadkill River. 110 Union Street. Milton, DE 19968. Follow us online: Facebook @miltontheatreshows, Instagram @miltontheatre, and Twitter @Milton_Theatre.