Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Spring Awakening Research, Part I

Today has been devoted to Spring Awakening. The Levine School is doing it in the fall, and I've spent several hours researching the show.

Composer: Duncan Sheik

Lyricist and Librettist: Steven Sater

Broadway Premiere
 Theatre: Eugene O'Neill Theatre
Opening Night: Dec 10, 2006

Performance Length: 2 hours, 15 minutes

Total Performances: 859

Original Cast: Skylar Astin, Gerard Canonico, Lilli Cooper, Jennifer Damiano, Christine Estabrook, John Gallagher Jr., Gideon Glick, Jonathan Groff, Robert Hager, Brian Charles Johnson, Lea Michele, Lauren Pritchard, Krysta Rodriguez, Stephen Spinella, Phoebe Strole, Jonathan B. Wright, Remy Zaken 

Director: Michael Mayer
Choreographer: Bill T. Jones

Producer: 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 StyleFour Productions

Musical Director: Kimberly Grigsby

Orchestrations: Duncan Sheik

Scenic Design: Christine Jones
Costume Design: Susan Hilferty

Lighting Design: Kevin Adams

Sound Design: Brian Ronan

Online Information:

The libretto is at Scribd.com
Show info @ MTI  
If you are doing this show with students, check out these:
Study Guide 1, Study Guide 2
Creative Team Articles
Costumer Susan Hilferty's website - link to her Spring Awakening Portfolio
Dance article about Spring Awakening's Choreographer Bill T. Jones, NYT Spring Awakening dance article
Lighting Designer Kevin Adam's Website, Interview with Kevin Adams on Spring Awakening
Director Michael Mayer Playbill Brief Encounter interview

Online Videos:

Entire OBC on Youtube

Another one on Youtube, starting with Part 1 of 9
Spring Awakening Tony Performance

Bass - Acoustic and Electric
Guitar - Acoustic and Electric


Anonymous said...

Hmmm... that's an awful lot of male parts for that age group.... Just my two cents. Good luck!

Billie Whittaker said...

Yes, that is going to be a challenge!