May 112018
 

Spring Awakening 

(music by Duncan Sheik and book and lyrics by Steven Sater.)

GTC is super excited and proud to announce auditions for our first ever musical by arrangement with Hal Leonard PTY LTD:

PRODUCTION TEAM

Director – Tony Bird

Musical Director – Timothy Wilson

Choreographer – Lizzie Pereira

AUDITION DATES

Auditions will be held on the 8th of June from 7pm onwards and on the 9th of June from 9am-5pm by appointment only.

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS

Please prepare one song from the show, preferably of the character you wish to audition for (feel free to send us an email if you’re unsure which song you should choose) and one contemporary rock number from a musical. Depending on the number of auditionees please be prepared to only sing a section of your song.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

Wendla

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.

Gender: Female

Age: 15 to 20

Vocal range top: E5

Vocal range bottom: E3

Melchior

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.

Gender: Male

Age: 15 to 20

Vocal range top: B4

Vocal range bottom: G2

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

Age: 15 to 20

Vocal range top: A4

Vocal range bottom: C3

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

Age: 15 to 20

Vocal range top: E5

Vocal range bottom: E3

Martha

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

Gender: Female

Age: 15 to 20

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

Age: 15 to 20

Vocal range top: D5

Vocal range bottom: Ab2

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

Age: 15 to 20

Vocal range top: A4

Vocal range bottom: Ab2

Thea

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

Gender: Female

Age: 15 to 20

Vocal range top: E5

Vocal range bottom: E3

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

Age: 15 to 20

Vocal range top: C5

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

Age: 15 to 20

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

Age: 15 to 20

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: 40 to 50

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: 40 to 50

Vocal range top: F4

Vocal range bottom: D3

REHEARSAL

The first cast and crew catch up will be on the 17th of June at 7:30pm.

Rehearsals will be commencing on Sunday the 19th of July and will be every Thursday from 7-10pm and Sunday from 4-8pm. There may be the chance of adding in an extra week night closer to the shows but we will confirm that.

Rehearsal Venue is TBC

There will be a compulsory rehearsal camp held at Casa Palloti in Mulgrave. The dates will be confirmed on the first rehearsal.

SHOW DATES AND VENUE

The show will be held on from the 4th-13th of October at St Martins Youth centre in South Yarra

SHOW FEES

GTC has a mandatory cast fee of $30 and a rehearsal camp fee of $20 which is to cover you under our insurance and to help cover expenses for rehearsal camp.

HOW TO BOOK

Send us an email at grovertheatreco@gmail.com with you preferred day and we’ll reply with your time slot.

Please note we will only be accepting auditionees over the age of 18.

Thank you!