Spring Awakening

book and lyrics by STEVEN SATER

music by DUNCAN SHEIK

based on the play by  FRANK WEDEKIND

musical direction by JOE SLABE
choreography by JOCELYN HOOVER LEIVER
directed by JP THIBODEAU

performed by the STUDENT SUMMER INTENSIVE PROGRAM

HEALTH & SAFETY NOTICE - StoryBook takes the safety of our cast and crew very seriously and worked closely with Alberta Health Services to create this show and became Theatre Cohort for the filming of this process.  Read more about our process here

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

Since its creation, in the summer of 2014, the Student Summer Intensive Program has seen more than 300 students work through a summer of intense musical theatre training. This summer was no exception as students navigated both online and in-person rehearsals to create this show.  A musical theatre educational experience unlike any other offered in Alberta this show is guaranteed to delight showcase the community leaders of tomorrow.

ABOUT THE SHOW

The winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, told by Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater through what Entertainment Weekly called, "the most gorgeous Broadway score this decade," Spring Awakening explores the journey from adolescence to adulthood with a poignancy and passion that is illuminating and unforgettable. The landmark musical is an electrifying fusion of morality, sexuality and rock and roll that is exhilarating audiences across the nation like no other musical in years.

It is Germany, 1891, a world where the grown-ups hold all the cards. The beautiful young Wendla explores the mysteries of her body and wonders aloud where babies come from... until Mama tells her to shut it and put on a proper dress. Elsewhere, the brilliant and fearless young Melchior interrupts a mind-numbing Latin drill to defend his buddy, Moritz – a boy so traumatized by puberty that he can't concentrate on anything... not that the Headmaster cares. He strikes them both and tells them to turn in their lesson. One afternoon, in a private place in the woods, Melchior and Wendla meet by accident and soon find within themselves a desire, unlike anything they've ever felt. As they fumble their way into one another's arms, Moritz flounders and soon fails out of school. When even his one adult friend, Melchior's mother, ignores his plea for help, he is left so distraught that he can't hear the promise of life offered by his outcast friend, Ilse. Naturally, the Headmasters waste no time in pinning the "crime" of Moritz's suicide on Melchior to expel him. And soon, Mama learns that her little Wendla is pregnant. Now the young lovers must struggle against all odds to build a world together for their child.

 

This celebration of rebellion provides the perfect opportunity to feature performers of all types, as well as the creative flexibility with the use of costumes, set pieces and lighting. Featuring a pop-rock score, this is an ideal show for talented vocalists with strong acting abilities. Join this group of late nineteenth-century German students on their passage as they navigate teenage self-discovery and coming of age anxiety in a powerful celebration of youth and rebellion in the daring, remarkable Spring Awakening.

DATES:

Schedule Streaming
September 4 & 5, 2020

On-Demand

Sept 6 to 30, 2020

RUNNING TIME:

Two act musical, approx. 2 hour

TICKET PRICES:

$32.00 per viewing code

RECOMMENDED FOR:

ages 12+ with content warning and explicit language

RELAXED PERFORMANCES:

With our performance being onlined we will not have any relaxed performances for this show.  We hope everyone can enjoy how they want to from the comfort of their own space.

WHAT TO EXPECT:

pop-rock influence music, in-depth conversations, dense language. student performers

 

THEMES & TALKING POINTS:

adult themes, sexual content, suicide, homosexuality, love, discovery, coming of age, teenage emotional discovery

SHOW HIGHLIGHTS from Spring Awakening

This is video footage of the StoryBook production of Spring Awakening.

Spring Awakening - In Production - FULL

TICKET OPTIONS

There are two ways to enjoy this production

SCHEDULED STREAM - Sept 4 & 5

ON-DEMAND - Sept 6 to 30

Learn more about each way here.

There are two different casts of principal women as follows:


WEDEKIND CAST performing on September 4

Maddie Arnason as Wendla

Natalie Evans as Martha

Kalia Kryvenchuk as Ilse

Gabriella Remillard as Anna

Elizabeth Zabala as Thea

SATER CAST performing on September 5

Jeannette Van Nieuwstadt as Wendla

Maddie McKee as Martha

Layne Labbe as Ilse

Daniella Snyders-Blok as Anna

Kenzie Bye as Thea

When selecting your viewing option, be sure to consider which cast you would like to view.

ON-DEMAND viewing requires an additional code to be sent and it could take up to 24 hours to receive your code.

 
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PRODUCTION TEAM

CAST

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PROGRAM FACULTY

Acting Coach | CASSIE DOANE

Dance Coach | JOCELYN HOOVER LEIVER

Vocal Coach | DALLAS HAYES SPARKS

Vocal Coach | SUSAN LEONTARIDIS

Vocal Coach | KATHLEEN MORRISON

Artistic Director | JP THIBODEAU

THEATRICAL TEAM

Stage Director | JP THIBODEAU

Musical Director | JOE SLABE

Choreographer | JOCELYN HOOVER LEIVER

Stage Manager | JOY HODGSON

Assistant Stage Manager | CALE THOMPSON

Costume Designer | DARCIE HOWE

Costume Design Assistant | JESSICA RONEY

Lighting Designer | JP THIBODEAU
Set Designer | JP THIBODEAU

Set Painting | LORIE MASUR

Lighting Crew | MICHAEL LUONG

Lighting Crew | SKYLAR DESJARDINS

Lighting Crew | JOHN FOURNIER

Graphic Design | JENNIFER MERIO

Public Relations | ALDONA BARUTOWICZ

FILM TEAM

Film Director | JP THIBODEAU

Director of Photography | KRIS MISH

1st Assistant Director | KRIS MISH

2nd Assistant Director | JOY HODGSON

2nd Assistant Director | CALE THOMPSON

3rd Assistant Director | CASSIE DOANE

3rd Assistant Director | CONSTANTINE X. ANASTASAKIS

Wardrobe Head | DARCIE HOWE

Wardrobe Assistant | JOLENE ANDERSON

Wardrobe Assistant | JESSICA RONEY

Hair Support | CAT BENTLEY

Lighting Programmer | IAN McCLELLAN
Script Supervisor | JOY HODGSON
Location Sound | CALE THOMPSON

Camera Assistant | MICHAEL LUONG
Production Assistant 
| GINA BENNETT

Production Assistant | KRISTI McQUADE

Production Assistant  | MICHAEL LUONG

Archival Photography | BRYAN SMITH
Music Editor & Supervisor | JOE SLABE

Filming Produced by | PINK+WHITE

Edited by | KRIS MISH

Producers | JP THIBODEAU & KRIS MISH

Executive Producer | STORYBOOK THEATRE

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