Book + Lyrics by Steven Sater
Music by Duncan Sheik
Winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Spring Awakening is a rock musical adaptation of Frank Wedekind’s 1891 expressionist play about the trials and tribulations, and the exhilaration of the teen years. Spring Awakening takes its inspiration from one of literature’s most controversial masterpieces – a work so daring in its depiction of teenage self-discovery, it was banned from the stage and not performed in its complete form in English for nearly 100 years.
It’s Germany, 1891. The beautiful young Wendla explores her body and asks her mother where babies come from. Elsewhere, the brilliant and fearless young Melchior defends his buddy Moritz – a boy so traumatized by puberty he can’t concentrate on anything. One afternoon in the woods, Wendla and Melchior discover a desire unlike anything they’ve ever felt.
Spring Awakening explores the confusion and desperation that ensue when the onrushing tide of hormones meets the ignorance of children. The play celebrates the unforgettable journey from youth to adulthood with a power, poignancy, and passion that you will never forget.
This show contains adult themes and explicit language.
No refunds or exchanges can be accommodated.
Performance Dates: April 12-13*, 18, 19, 20 at 8pm
Venue: Memorial Auditorium at Stanford University
Price: $10 students; $15 faculty + staff; $20 general admission
Tickets will also be on sale in White Plaza on weekdays from Wednesday 4/3 – Friday 4/19 or at the Memorial Auditorium Box Office Opens at 7:15pm on performance nights.
*Special Ram’s Head Alumni Event on Saturday the 13th
CAST LIST IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER
Melanie Arnold, Tobin Asher, Kiki Bagger, Cody Behan, Matt Billman, Rob Franklin, Megan Gage, Buddy Gardineer, Weston Gaylord, Brittany Huggins, Adam Klein, Kali Lindsay, Emily Mann, Gabriella Momah, Cayla Pettinato, Robert Pool, Graham Roth, James Seifert, Arianna Vogel, Jamie Yuen-Shore
PRODUCER: Brandon Powell
DIRECTOR: Brendon Martin
STAGE MANAGER: Kelly Gregg
CO-TECHNICAL DIRECTOR: Vanessa Gallegos
CO-TECHNICAL DIRECTOR: Nisha Masharani
MUSIC DIRECTOR: Jeremy Schreier
VOCAL DIRECTOR: Mike Repper
CHOREOGRAPHER: Jamie Yuen-Shore
SET & COSTUME DESIGNER: Annie Dauber
LIGHTING DESIGNER: Joe Gasperetti
SOUND DESIGNER: Liz Fair
MASTER CARPENTER: Alex Peers
ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER: Emily Ashton
ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER: Tracey Atkinson
ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER: Stephanie Sapp
ASSISTANT MUSIC DIRECTOR: Makulumy Alexander-Hills
ASSISTANT CHOREOGRAPHER: Christine Chung
ASSISTANT CHOREOGRAPHER: Benina Stern
ASSISTANT COSTUME DESIGNER: Beatrice Garrard
ASSISTANT SET DESIGNER: Keenan Molner
ASSISTANT LIGHTING DESIGNER: Claudia Dodge
ASSISTANT SOUND DESIGNER: Emily Kohn
ASSISTANT SOUND DESIGNER: Kathy Woo
ASSISTANT PRODUCER: Vanessa Moody
ASSISTANT PRODUCER: Julia Starr
ASSISTANT PRODUCER: Benina Stern
GUITAR: Chris Tang
VIOLIN: Clara McCreery
BASS: David Larson
DRUMS: Giancarlo “Carl” Michnovicz
VIOLA: Jessica Shen
CELLO: Linnea Tracy
REHEARSAL PIANIST: Nathan Cheung