Spring Awakening Auditions

Spring Awakening

by Duncan Shiek & Steven Sater

Presented at the Gremlin Theatre

Director: Jay Gilman

Choreographer: Jackie O'Neil

Music Director: Dale Miller

Vocal Director: Brody Meinke


Stipend is $100

'Spring Awakening' is a Tony, Drama Desk and Grammy Award winning musical with music by Duncan Sheik and libretto/lyrics by Steven Sater. This rock musical champions the story of teenagers struggling against inherited societal impositions of sex and sexuality, gender, and adulthood. 'Spring Awakening' is loosely adapted from 'Frühlings Erwachen/Spring Awakening: A Children's Tragedy' by Frank Wedekind, a 1906 play with a complicated history of censorship.


This production will embrace a streamlined, theatrical style, and underline its relevance in modern America. Dependent on the cast's abilities, the artistic team is hoping to utilize actor-instrumentation as part of their approach. (Not all cast members will be required to play instruments; non-instrument playing actors are strongly encouraged to audition.) Actors with experience in both musical theatre and devised work are encouraged to apply.


THEA: My uncle says if you don't discipline a child, you don't love it.
MARTHA: That must be. 

(A beat.)
ANNA: When I have children, I'll let them be free. And they'll grow strong and tall.
THEA: But how will we know what to do if our parents don't tell us?

- Act 1, Scene 7




Please prepare a 3-minute audition best showcasing your strengths and abilities, including at least 1 song in the style of the show and 1 contemporary monologue. If you play an instrument(s), please consider incorporating it into your time. As part of the audition, you may be asked to cold read from the script or sing and/or play an additional piece from your repertoire.



Audition times: Mon. Oct. 29th 6-10pm & Sat. Nov. 3rd 12-4pm
Callbacks: Sun. Nov. 18th 2:30-6:30p, specifics TBD

Rehearsals: April 8th, 2019
Tech: June 1-6
Run: June 7-30
Performance Venue: Gremlin Theatre, Annex Building, 550 Vandalia Street, St Paul


This play includes themes and depictions of sex and sexual violence. Actors who would like further clarification about the audition format, who may need accommodations, and/or who have any other questions about the audition or production process are welcome and encouraged to reach out in advance to [email protected]




Note: with the exception of The Adults, all roles are open to actors of all races/ethnicities and gender identities who theatrically read as a teenager. All roles require strong vocal ability and comfort with movement (formal dance training not needed). 

The Chameleon Theatre Circle is actively seeing artist of all abilities, racial demographics and gender identities. All are welcome to audition. 


Wendla Bergmann

Ilse Neumann
Martha Bessell

Greta Brandenburg



Melchior Gabor
Moritz Stiefel
Hänschen Rilow (also Rupert)

Ernst Röbel (also Reinhold)
Georg Zirschnitz (also Dieter)
Otto Lämmermeier (also Ulbrecht)

The Adult Woman - white performer who reads age 35+ with physical and vocal abilities to play multiple roles in rapid succession

The Adult Man - white performer who reads age 35+ with physical and vocal abilities to play multiple roles in rapid succession


Contact information

The Chameleon Theatre Circle
Megan West
Web site

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Monday, November 5
Posted October 10