Auditions for Spring Awakening

Monday, January 23rd and Tuesday, January 24th 

Callbacks on Wednesday, January 25th

Auditions held at the Rochester Rep, starting at 6:00pm

All Auditions by appointment only.  CLICK HERE to sign up for a slot 

Spring Awakening

A Coming-of-Age Rock Musical
Directed by Philip Muehe

When you’re a teenager in 1891 Germany, grown-ups hold all the cards. Headstrong Melchior, naive Wendla and anxious Moritz struggle to live up to the stringent expectations of society. The trio and their classmates travel the fraught and rocky path of adolescence, discovering their bodies, their minds and themselves along the way in this coming-of-age Tony Award-winning musical you won’t ever forget. 


13 Actors (Ages 16-50+) comfortable with rock/pop style musical theatre.  Auditions will consist of readings from the script. Those auditioning should also come prepared to sing selections from the show. See the Audition Materials section below for sheet music and downloadable selections.
All actors interested in being cast must be comfortable portraying a variety of mature subject matter onstage,  including themes and depictions of sexuality, suicide, domestic violence and sexual assault. Intimacy coaching, a strong emphasis on mutual respect and clear communication between all involved will be provided to the entire cast and production team for the duration of the rehearsal and performance process. 

Roles being cast include:

  • Melchior Gabor – 16-30’s. Headstrong, Protective, a Leader
  • Wendla Bergmann – 16-30’s. Innocent, Thoughtful, Curious
  • Moritz Stiefel – 16-30’s. Troubled, Anxious, Desperate for Belonging
  • Illse Nuemann – 16-30’s. A Rebel, Nurturing, Unique
  • Hanschen Rilow – 16-30’s. Lovingly Arrogant, Smart, Calculated
  • Martha Bessell – 16-30’s. A Good Friend, Lighthearted Yet Serious
  • Ernst Robel – 16-30’s. Shy, Trusting, Kind
  • Georg Zirschnitz – 16-30’s. A Classmate
  • Otto Lammermeier – 16-30’s. A Classmate
  • Thea – 16-30’s. A Classmate
  • Anna – 16-30’s. A Classmate
  • Adult Men – 50+, one male-presenting actor playing multiple roles. Minimal singing
  • Adult Women – 50+, one female-presenting actor playing multiple roles. Minimal singing

Audition Materials

  • All actors seeking the Adult Men/Adult Women tracks do not need to sing at auditions
  • All actors seeking male-presenting roles should come prepared to sing an excerpt from All That’s Known
    • Sheet Music: All That’s Known
    • Reference track found here:
  • All actors seeking female-presenting roles should come prepared to sing an excerpt from both Mama Who Bore Me  
    • Sheet Music: Mama Who Bore Me
    • Reference track found here:

Important Dates:

  • Rehearsals start Feb 20th, 2023 (Final rehearsal schedule will be set once the show is cast)
  • Performing April 21-May 7 (April 21-22, 27-29 and May 4-6 at 7pm; April 30 and May 7th at 2pm) 
  • Please contact Philip if you would like to audition but cannot attend the aforementioned dates (

It is the Rochester Repertory Theatre’s current policy to require anyone involved in a production (director, stage manager, cast, crew, technicians) to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to participate.