august 3RD - 5TH, 2018  ages 14-18

AUGUST 1ST - 4TH
Grades 9th - GCPA Alum ages 18-20

It’s 1891, and grown-ups hold all the cards. Headstrong Melchior and naive Wendla stumble into each others’ arms, passionate and curious, while anxious Moritz struggles to live up to the stringent expectations of society. With only each other for guidance, this group of young men and women travel the fraught and rocky path of adolescence, discovering their bodies, their minds, and themselves along the way. 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.

RATED R.

AUDITIONS

Audition appointments will be open beginning January 18th, 2019.

Open to actors EXITING Grade 9 in the 2018-2019 school year through GCPA alumni ages 18-20 by August 4th, 2019.

Please prepare 16-32 bars of a musical theatre song. Sheet music is strongly preferred; no transpositions and no lead sheets. CD accompaniment tracks with no vocals are acceptable. No a cappella singing. Actors will be notified after their appointment if they are needed at callbacks. Not being invited to callbacks does not necessarily mean an actor will not be offered a role.

See audition schedule below.

VIDEO AUDITIONS

We will accept video auditions for GCPA alumni attending college outside of St. Louis. You may request a video audition at the time audition appointments open on January 18th, and no later than February 16th. Once you have requested a video audition, we will contact you with any vocal or acting sides from the show we would like you to include. Additionally, audition videos should include 16-32 bars of a musical theatre song and a one-minute monologue. Video auditions must be submitted by February 26th.

We prefer you attend callbacks in person if possible. We will contact any actors we are interested in for callbacks who cannot attend to follow up with video callback information.

Saturday, March 2nd
8:30AM - Registration Opens
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Vocal Appointments
3 - 4 PM Spring Awakening Dance Call Backs
4 - 6 PM Spring Awakening Read/Sing Call Backs

Sunday, March 3rd
9:30 AM - Registration Opens
10:00 PM  – 1:00 PM Vocal Appointments 
4:00 - 5:00 PM  Spring Awakening Dance Call Backs
5:00 - 8:00 PM Spring Awakening Read/Sing Callbacks
8:00 - 10:00 PM Spring Awakening Final Lead Call Backs

Please note, casting may take up to 4 weeks following auditions. Thanks for your patience!

COMMITMENT
We are always seeking to make high quality performing arts experiences accessible to young performers. One of the goals of our artistic programming is to provide as professional an experience as possible, exposing actors to the real world of theatre and educating them to be successful performers. To this end, and in celebrating this special five-year anniversary production which includes our alumni actors, we are not charging a production fee for Spring Awakening.

REHEARSALS
July 6th - August 5th
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays: 5PM - 10PM
Saturdays: 9AM - 3PM
Sundays: 1PM - 9PM

Tech Week July 27th - July 31st
Saturday & Sunday, TBD
Monday - Wednesday: 5PM - 10PM
Thursday - Sunday Performances

PERFORMANCES
Thursday, August 1st at 7pm
Friday, August 2nd at 7pm
Saturday, August 3rd at 2pm and 7pm
Sunday, August 4th at 2pm

General Admission Tickets $18

Performances held at:

Black Box Theatre
Chaminade College Preparatory School
425 South Lindbergh Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63131


Feel free to contact Stephanie Fox, Artistic Director, with any questions at artistic@gcpastl.org.