2019 Fall Play
Spring Awakening

By Steven Slater and Duncan Sheik | Directed by Jay Geller | Musical Direction by Michael Hillstrom | Choreography by Maggie McCord

With an electrifying score that swings from folk to rock, Spring Awakening follows the unforgettable journey of a group of students in late 19th century Germany as they move from adolescence into adulthood. Facing both the devastation and the wonder of sexuality and self-discovery, the characters navigate through their coming-of-age despite parents and authority figures who are intent on withholding information and suppressing thought and expression. This landmark musical is an electrifying fusion of morality, sexuality and rock and roll.


Auditions will be in the Black Box Theatre, E122, on August 5 and 6 from 6 to 10 p.m.

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Callbacks held August 8 from 6 to 10 p.m.

  • Prepare a two to three-minute upbeat song in the style of Spring Awakening. Bring your sheet music - an accompanist will be provided. No a capella.
  • Dress to dance.
  • Auditionees must be 18 years or older at the time of the audition and should consider their ability to convincingly depict a stage age of 16-18.
  • Please note that the show contains adult language and deals frankly and directly with important subjects such as sexuality, abortion, mental illness, suicide, and grief. There is no nudity in this production.
  • There are no paid roles.


Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday evenings from 6 to 10 p.m. beginning Monday, August 12.

For more information, contact Jay Geller at (815) 455-8746 or jgeller@mchenry.edu.


October 24, 25, 26, 27, 31 and November 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10.