Spring Awakening

Spring Awakening

Spring Awakening


SPRING AWAKENING

Number of Previews: 28
Number of Performances: 859
First Preview : November 16, 2006
Opening Night : December 10, 2006
Closing Night : January 18, 2009

Opening Night Cast
Skylar Astin (George)
Gerard Canonico (Ensemble)
Lilli Cooper (Martha)
Jennifer Damiano (Ensemble)
Christine Estabrook (The Adult Women)
John Gallagher Jr. (Moritz)
Gideon Glick (Ernst)
Jonathan Groff (Melchior)
Robert Hager (Ensemble)
Brian Charles Johnson (Otto)
Lea Michele (Wendla)
Lauren Pritchard (Ilse)
Krysta Rodriguez (Ensemble)
Stephen Spinella (The Adult Men)
Phoebe Strole (Anna)
Jonathan B. Wright (Hanschen)
Remy Zaken (Thea)



OVERVIEW

Spring Awakening is the story of kids trying to break loose and adults trying to hold on; it’s the story of young people everywhere. This coming of age tale is primarily seen through the eyes of three teenagers: the handsome rebel, the innocent woman-child, and the misunderstood loner.

AWARDS

2011 Tony Award®

  • Best Musical
  • Best Book of a Musical
  • Best Original Score
  • Best Actor in a Musical
  • Best Choreography
  • Best Direction of a Musical
  • Best Orchestrations
  • Best Lighting Design
  • 2008 Drama Desk Award®

  • Outstanding Musical
  • Outstanding Director of a Musical
  • Outstanding Lyrics
  • Outstanding Music
  • CREDITS

    Opening Night Production Credits

    Theatre Owned / Operated by Jujamcyn Theaters (Rocco Landesman: President; Paul Libin: Producing Director; Jack Viertel: Creative Director)

    Produced by Ira Pittelman, Tom Hulce, Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel, Atlantic Theater Company, Jeffrey Sine, Freddy DeMann, Max Cooper, Mort Swinsky, Cindy Gutterman, Jay Gutterman, Joe McGinnis, Judith Ann Abrams, ZenDog Productions, CarJac Productions, Aron Bergson Productions, Jennifer Manocherian, Ted Snowdon, Harold Thau, Terry E. Schnuck, Cold Spring Productions, Amanda Dubois, Elizabeth Eynon Wetherell, Jennifer Maloney , Tamara Tunie, Joe Cilibrasi and StylesFour Productions; Associate Producer: Joan Cullman Productions and Patricia Flicker Addiss

    Originally produced by Atlantic Theater Company; Originally produced by special arragement with Tom Hulce and Ira Pittelman

    Music by Duncan Sheik; Lyrics by Steven Sater; Book by Steven Sater; Music orchestrated by Duncan Sheik; Vocal arrangements by AnnMarie Milazzo; Additional arragements by Simon Hale; Musical Director: Kimberly Grigsby; Based on the play by Frank Wedekind; Associate Musical Dir.: Deborah Abramson

    Directed by Michael Mayer; Choreographed by Bill T. Jones; Assistant Director: Beatrice Terry; Assistant Choreographer: Miguel Anaya, Jr.

    Costume Design by Susan Hilferty; Scenic Design by Christine Jones; Lighting Design by Kevin Adams; Sound Design by Brian Ronan; Associate Scenic Design: Edward Coco; Associate Costume Design: Maiko Matsushima; Associate Lighting Design: Aaron Sporer; Assistant Sound Design: David Stollings; Moving Light Programmer: Bobby Harrell

    General Manager: Abbie M. Strassler; Company Manager: John E. Gendron; Assistant Co. Mgr: Scott Turowsky

    Production Stage Manager: Heather Cousens; Technical Supervisor: Neil A. Mazzella; Stage Manager: Rick Steiger; Assistant Stage Mgr: Bethany Russell; Associate Tech. Suprvr: Sam Ellis

    Musical Coordinator: Michael Keller; Conducted by Kimberly Grigsby; Associate Conductor: Trey Files; Keyboards: Kimberly Grigsby; Guitars: Thad DeBrock; Bass: George Farmer; Drums: Trey Files; Cello: Benjamin Kalb; Violin and Guitar: Oliver Manchon; Viola: Hiroko Taguchi; Music Copyist: Steven Alper

    General Press Representative: Jeffrey Richards Associates and Irene Gandy; Casting: Jim Carnahan and Carrie Gardner; Fight direction by J. David Brimmer; Marketing and Promotions, Website Design/Web Marketing: Situation Marketing; Dance Captain: Lauren Pritchard; Fight Captain: Brian Charles Johnson; Advertising: Serino Coyne, Inc.; Photographer: Joan Marcus

    Opening Night Cast

    Skylar Astin (George)
    Gerard Canonico (Ensemble)
    Lilli Cooper (Martha)
    Jennifer Damiano (Ensemble)
    Christine Estabrook (The Adult Women)
    John Gallagher Jr. (Moritz)
    Gideon Glick (Ernst)
    Jonathan Groff (Melchior)
    Robert Hager (Ensemble)
    Brian Charles Johnson (Otto)
    Lea Michele (Wendla)
    Lauren Pritchard (Ilse)
    Krysta Rodriguez (Ensemble)
    Stephen Spinella (The Adult Men)
    Phoebe Strole (Anna)
    Jonathan B. Wright (Hanschen)
    Remy Zaken (Thea)

    Swings: Robert L. Devaney, Frances Mercanti-Anthony.

    Understudies: Gerard Canonico (Ernst, Georg, Hanschen, Moritz, Otto), Jennifer Damiano (Anna, Martha, Thea, Wendla), Robert L. Devaney (The Adult Men), Robert Hager (Ernst, Georg, Hanschen, Melchior, Otto), Brian Charles Johnson (Georg, Moritz), Frances Mercanti-Anthony (The Adult Women), Krysta Rodriguez (Anna, Ilse, Martha, Thea), Phoebe Strole (Ilse, Wendla), Jonathan B. Wright (Melchior).


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