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Spring Awakening

Teenagers in a small town struggle as they strive to discover the truth about their budding sexual feelings within the confines of the stern, religious moral code of their community. 

Learn more about our 2023 - 2024 season production below.

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About

Auditions

Our Team

FAQs

About

About the show

Spring Awakening is a multi-award winning musical that was labeled a "landmark musical" in its time.  

A poignant, coming-of-age, musical, Spring Awakening depicts a group of adolescents, including Wendla, Melchior, and Moritz, navigate the tumultuous waters of puberty and sexual awakening. Wendla is ignorant of the realities of sexuality, while Melchior is a rebellious and intelligent student who understands the world more deeply than his peers. Moritz, on the other hand, is an anxious and troubled young teen who is grappling with their own feelings as they navigate puberty, their sexuality and identity. . As these characters grapple with their burgeoning desires and societal repression, conflicts arise, and tragic consequences unfold.

This show delves into themes of sexual curiosity, societal constraints, and the severe repercussions of inadequate sexual education; among additional mature content. It is a powerful exploration of the challenges faced by young people in a repressive society and serves as a thought-provoking commentary on the importance of education, acceptance, and community. Contact aims to explore the timelessness of this piece as we create our own world of purple summer.

SPRING AWAKENING is presented by special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are supplied by MTI. www.mtishows.com

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Auditions

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Performers can opt to audition both virtually and in-person. In-person slots are limited and will be assigned on a first come first served basis. To submit, fill out our audition inquiry form and select your preference for the audition format. You will then be sent the requirements!

 

In-person auditions will take place on Saturday, Oct 7 from 12PM to 4PM, Sunday, October 8 from 2PM to 7PM and Tuesday, October 10 from 7PM to 10PM. Virtual auditions are due by midnight on October 1. Please note that callbacks will be held in-person on October 21 and 22, 2023. 

Content warnings available below in the FAQs. Character breakdowns and more specific content warnings will be provided in callback materials. If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to reach out. We will also be working with a mental health consultant, and an intimacy director on this project.

This is a non-union production with honorariums for each performer. Everyone is welcome.

CHARACTERS

Wendla (E3 - E5)

Martha (E3-E5)

Thea (E3 - E5)

Anna (E3 - C5)

Ilse (E3 - E5)

Adult Woman (D3 - A4)

Melchior (G2-B4)

Moritz* (C3-A4)

Hanschen* (Ab2 - D5)

Ernst* (Ab2 - A4) 

Georg (Ab2 - D5)

Otto (Ab2 - D5)

Adult Man (D3 - F4)

*For this production, we are especially interested in auditioning members of the LGBTQIA+ community for the starred roles, and are excited to welcome them for all roles listed above. That being said, Contact Theatre is committed to an equal opportunity casting process for all performers in the community regardless of age, ethnicity, sexuality, gender identity, or religious beliefs. All auditionees will still be considered for any and all roles of interest.

Production

Our Team

Our Team
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Ally Brumer

Producer

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Marty Zimmerman

Production Manager

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Charlie Frost Olivares

Intimacy Director

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Lily Lachapelle

Props Master

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Dipper Hynes

Costume Technician / Head of Wardrobe

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Debora Friedmann

Director & Choreographer

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Emily Tilson

Stage Manager

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Edith Cardinal

Assistant Choreographer

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Oliver Gullikson

Scenic Assistant

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Chris Wardell

Lighting Designer

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Giancarlo Scalia

Musical Director

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Geri Perez

Assistant Stage Manager

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Justin Calla

Fight Choreographer

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Leo Chupin

Costume and Hair/Makeup Designer (they/them)

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Ian Klempan

Sound Designer

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Miles Keily-Baxter

Technical Director

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Elsa di Paola

Assistant Stage Manager

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Emily Fennell

Set Designer

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Kyra Evanochko

Costume and Hair/Makeup Designer (she/her)

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Carmen Mancuso

Assistant Sound Designer

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TeamSA
FAQsa
  • What are the content warnings for this show?
    The musical addresses mature content including partial nudity, sex, sexual abuse, verbal abuse, rape, suicide, parental abuse, physical violence, abortion, teenage pregnancy, death, masturbation, religion, institutional violence, weaponry, and strong language.
  • Does this show use any special effects?
    We are still in the process of creating our Spring Awakening world and will update this section as needed.
  • Do I have to be vaccinated in order to participate as a performer or production team member?
    Due to the guidelines set forth by the CNESST and the local government, you will be required to be fully vaccinated in order to enter our rehearsal and production venue(s) and so yes, you must be fully vaccinated in order to participate as a performer or production team members. To be considered fully vaccinated you must be 2-weeks out from your third dose prior to the start of any in-person activities with our team.
  • How can I get involved with your Production team?
    At this time, our Production team for this season is complete! Stay tuned in the Spring for our crew call and in the early Summer for our next season's production call!
  • How can I support contact further?
    We're so glad you asked! You can head over to our Donation page to make a contribution towards our organization. Any support is extremely appreciated.
  • I have more questions!
    We're happy to answer any questions you may have. Feel free to email us directly at info@contacttheatre.ca. If your question is specific to auditions, please email us at auditions@contacttheatre.ca.
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