Spring Awakening

June 1-17


Music by Duncan Sheik

Book and Lyrics by Steven Sater 

It's 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 ever felt. As they fumble their way into one another's arms, Moritz flounders and soon falls 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 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. 

Director: Timothy E. Locklear

Music Director: Craig Johnson

Choreographer: Aya Wallace




Wendla: Natalia Soto

Melchior: Ford Nelson

Mortiz: Nathan Hamilton

Ilse: Lauren Knott

Hanschen: Matt Sheaffer

Ernst: Bryan Bunch

Martha: Faith Jones

Thea: Allison Darcy

Anna: Chelsey Winstead

Georg: Shane de Leon

Otto: Jesse Farmer

Adult Female: Heather Shinpaugh

Adult Male: Ted Willis

Helmuth: Charles Robson

Gaston: McCarty Kennedy

Ina:  McKenna Waldron

Berta: Melanie Payne