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Three Brothers Theatre has announced the cast and creatives for “Spring Awakening” featuring music by Duncan Sheik, book & lyrics by Steven Sater, and based on the play by Frank Wedekind.
Directed by Marie Tredway, the cast is led by Kevin Hauger as Melchior, Jenna Rapisarda as Wendla, Eric Deutz as Moritz, and Jules Wolnak as Ilse, with Rick Adams as Adult Man, Gage Patterson as Otto, Donnie Williams as Georg, Dennis Lewis as Hanschen, Isaac Brust as Ernst, Julie Dietrich Brouton as Adult Woman, Lauren McKee as Anna, Cassidy Skorija as Martha, Emily Mertens as Thea, and ensemble members Sydney Richards (Dance Captain/Anna U/S), George Marn (Moritz/Hanschen U/S), Mary Rose Nicholas (Thea U/S), Mireya Magallon (Wendla U/S), Gina Martin (Martha/Ilse U/S), and Adam Horn (Melchior U/S).
Silenced and dismissed by authority figures in the firmly censored world of 19th century Germany, a group of teenagers are forced to discover the truth behind their feelings unaided.
The creative team includes Adam Quatishat (music director), Paisley ForsterSaunders (assistant director) Patty Meier (stage manager), Katherine Hauger (scenic designer), Colleen Ochab (sound designer), Mark Bracken Jr. (lighting designer), Lana Whittington (fight/intimacy choreographer), Jazmin Aurora Medina (costume designer), Caryn Harris (dramaturg), Denise Elizabeth Byrne (lighting intern), Dave Motley (properties designer), Jim Neal (technical director), Kyle David Perry (artistic producer), Josh Beadle (executive director).
“I see the show in duality within a cyclical nature,” comments Treadway. “Script vs song is 19th century vs contemporary with the music being a physical manifestation of everything these teens feel inside that cannot be voiced and understood due to societal norms. In the wake of #metoo, school shootings, teen and youth suicide, what steps has our society taken, what steps have we taken to encourage open and honest conversation with our children?”
“Spring Awakening” runs September 6 through September 28. For more information visit threebrotherstheatre.com.