The Ovation Repertory Theatre is proud to announce auditions for Spring Awakening.

Directed by Hal Friedman
Musical Direction by Amanda Locke
Choreography by Kelci Cerri

Audition Dates:
November 10 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
November 11 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Audition Location:
The Ovation Theatre
1622 19th Street,
Bakersfield, California

Show dates:
January 25- February 9th

Please prepare 16 bars from a Broadway rock song, radio pop song, or a song from the show. An accompanist will be provided.
Please bring sheet music.
You may be asked to dance, so come prepared to move.
There will also be a cold reading from the show.

Seeking actors 18 and above.
Actors who are 17 years old will be considered with permission from a parent or guardian.

Based on Frank Wedekind’s groundbreaking and controversial play (once banned in Germany), Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik’s brilliant rock score and searingly emotional book take the story of sexual awakening, youth revolt, and self-discovery into a new century. It’s 1891, and grown-ups hold all the cards. Headstrong Melchior and naive Wendla stumble into each others’ arms, passionate and curious, while anxious Moritz struggles to live up to the stringent expectations of society. With only each other for guidance, this group of young men and women travel the fraught and rocky path of adolescence, discovering their bodies, their minds, and themselves along the way. An electric, vibrant celebration of youth and rebellion, Spring Awakening fuses issues of morality, sexuality, and rock and roll into a story that packs a powerful emotional punch.


Wendla Bergman (Lead): Female 18+ Mezzo-Soprano
Melchior Gabor (Lead): Male 18+ Baritone
Moritz Steifel (Supporting): Male 18+ Tenor
Hanschen Rilow (Supporting): Male 18+ Baritone
Ernst Robel (Supporting): Male 18+ Baritone
Martha Bessell (Supporting): Female 18+ Mezzo-Soprano
Georg Zirschnitz (Supporting): Male 18+ Tenor
Adult Woman (Supporting): Female 40+
Adult Man (Supporting): Male 40+
Ilse Neumann (Supporting): Female 18+ Mezzo-Soprano
Otto Lammermeier (Featured): Male 18+ Tenor
Thea (Featured): Female 18+ Mezzo-Soprano
Anna (Featured): Female 18+ Mezzo-Soprano
Reformatory Boys (Featured): Male 18+ Spoken