Spring Awakening

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April 12 - May 6, 2012
Rarig Center Stoll Thrust Theatre

Book and lyrics by Steven Sater  •  Music by Duncan Sheik  •  Based on the play by Frank Wedekind  •  Music Direction by Denise Prosek  •  Choreography by Carl Flink  •  Directed by Peter Rothstein

A dynamic rock adaptation of Frank Wedekind's expressionist play about a group of teenagers coming of age in an uncomprehending world. Banned when the play first premiered in 1891, the contemporary musical is still provocative in its uncompromising gaze at the trials, tears, and exhilaration of the teen years.

Winner of eight Tony Awards and hailed as Best Musical of the year by The New York Times, New York Post, Star Ledger, Journal News, New York Observer and USA Today, Spring Awakening is a celebration of the rebellious imperatives of youth.

Presented in partnership with the University of Minnesota Department of Theatre Arts and Dance.

This activity is made possible, in part, by a grant provided by the Minnesota State Arts Board, through an appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature from the Minnesota arts and cultural heritage fund with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.



So satisfying.
— Star Tribune
You could light a bonfire with the energy coming off the stage at Theater Latte Da’s SPRING AWAKENING. A big one.
— The Pioneer Press
Bursts with energy at every turn.
— City Pages




Director: Peter Rothstein
Music Director: Denise Prosek
Choreographer: Carl Flink
Scenic & Lighting Designer: Jonathon Offutt
Costume Designer: Rich Hamson
Sound Designer: Tom Sandelands
Production Stage Manager: Tiffany K. Orr
Assistant Scenic Designer: Peter Baker
Assistant Sound Designer: Aaron Newman
Drapers: Peter Vandervort & Jeannie Schwartz
Technical Director: Roger Rosvold
Assistant Technical Director: Collin O’Brien
Property Manager: Sarah Brandner
Scenic Charge Artist: Amanda Wambach
Painters: Maria Gagnon & Peter Baker
Light Board Programmer: Alex Strnad
Light Board Operators: Maria Gagnon & Alex Strnad
Master Electrician: Devin Nee
Follow Spot Operators: Rick Miller, Savannah Ricard
Deck Electrician: Alissa Gold
Deck Audio: Lauren Tank
Swing Run Crew: Dan Mark
Sound Technician: Montana Johnson
Wardrobe Run Crew: Molly McElroy, Carly Porter, Elissa Teal

Stage Running Crew: Rex Davenport, Bree Schmidt, Elly Stahlke, Kathleen Henely

Assistant Stage Managers: Lisa Smith, Lee Johnson, Rachel Pollack

Assistant Directors: Michael Matthew Ferrell & Samantha Stephens

Wendla: Cat Brindisi
The Adult Women: Michelle Barber
Ilse: Larissa Gritti
Martha: Rebecca Wilson
Thea: Jenna Frankenfield
Anna: Kelly Hansen
Therese: Felicia Stevens
Clara: Ruth Glaeser
Josephine: Laura Hickey
The Adult Men: James Detmar
Melchior: David Darrow
Moritz: Tyler Michaels
Hanschen: Grant Sorenson
Ernst: Jack Tillman
Georg: Ross Orenstein
Otto: Derek Prestly
Robert: James Kennedy
Klaus: Charles Robison
Franz: James Person
Lammermeirer: Elander Rosser