Spring Awakening Auditions
March 30, 2019 - April 2, 2019
Gallery Players announces auditions for upcoming AEA showcase (approval pending) production of Spring Awakening; Music by Duncan Sheik; Book and Lyrics by Steven Sater.
Director Nick Brennan; Producer Gallery Players; Music Director David Cronin; Choreographer Shiloh Goodin.
Rehearsals begin Sunday, April 14th, evenings and weekends. Performances May 18 through June 9: Thursdays at 8pm, Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays at 2pm (June 1 & 8) and 8pm, and Sundays at 3pm. All auditions, rehearsals, and performances at the Gallery Players, 199 14th Street, Brooklyn. There is no pay.
Open call auditions for all characters will be on Saturday, March 30 from 12-5pm, Monday, April 1 from 7-10pm, and Tuesday, April 2 from 7-10pm. Sign-in will open half an hour before each audition and sign-in will close thirty minutes before the end of each audition. AEA priority. No submissions necessary for open calls; just show up. Callbacks will be on Saturday, April 6 from 12-5pm.
Spring Awakening is the 2007 Tony Award winning rock musical with music by Duncan Sheik and a book and lyrics by Steven Sater. Based on the German play by Frank Wedekind, the musical tells the story of repressed teenagers in 1891 discovering the inner and outer turmoil of teenage sexuality. As they leave childhood behind, their most private and truthful thoughts are expressed through alternative rock and folk music.
The Gallery Players’ production will feature actors, some of whom may also serve as musicians in addition to the orchestra. Please pay close attention to the instruments listed for each character in the breakdown below and either bring it to play during your audition or list your skill level on your resume. There will be a keyboard provided. Remember, playing an instrument is not required to audition. Color and gender blind casting is also highly encouraged. All talents are welcome!
There might be brief moments of nudity in the production for the characters of Wendla and Melchior, if the actors are comfortable and willing. This will not be required for any actor.
Prepare a short rock, pop, or folk song that shows your unique personality or sing 16 bars from the show. Please, no traditional Broadway show tunes.
All of the teenage characters in the musical Spring Awakening should look 13-15 years old.
Because of the mature subject matter of the show, all actors auditioning must be at least 18 years old to be considered.
(All instruments are suggestions, not requirements)