Book & Lyrics by Steven Sater 
Music By Duncan Sheik 
Based on the play by Frank Wedekind

April 13-16, 2023, Cohen Family Studio Theater

  • Director | Hannah Ryan
  • Choreographer | Jess Zylstra
  • Musical Director | Julie Spangler
  • Scenic Designer | Charlie Calvert
  • Lighting Designer | Kristen Peck *
  • Costume Designer |  Meredith Buckley *
  • Sound Designer | Patrick Kiernan *
  • Wig & Make-Up Coordinator| Kelly Yurko
  • Production Stage Manager | Kali Ashurst *
  • Intimacy Director | Torie Wiggins
  • Fight Director | k. Jenny Jones 
  • Dialect Coach | Sarah Summerwell

*CCM Student

Spring Awakening will last approximately two hours and 25 minutes, including a 15-minute intermission

Time and Place

1891: a provincial German town

The Company

  • Wendla | Grace Rusnica
  • Melchior | Declan Smith
  • Moritz | August Bagg
  • Ilse | Sarah Jane Nelson 
  • Martha | Julia Schick
  • Thea | Madison Mosely
  • Anna | Kassi McMillan
  • Hanschen | Tate McElhaney
  • Ernst | Sean Polk II
  • Georg | Coty Perno
  • Otto | Brian Cheung
  • Adult Man | Garrett Van Allen
  • Adult Woman | Delaney Benson
  • Standby, Wendla | Julia Yameen
  • Standby, Melchior | Nick Pattarini
  • Standby, Moritz | Tate McElhaney
  • Understudy, Ilse | Kassi McMillan 
  • Understudy, Martha | Madison Mosely
  • Understudy, Adult Man | Nate Jones
  • Understudy, Adult Woman | Madison Osment
  • Swings | Nate Jones, Madison Osment, Annalise Prentiss, Tomi Newman

Musical Selections

Musical Numbers

Act I

  • Mama Who Bore Me | Wendla
  • Mama Who Bore Me (Reprise) | Girls
  • All That’s Known | Melchior
  • The Bitch Of Living | Boys
  • My Junk | Children
  • Touch Me | Children
  • The Word Of Your Body | Wendla, Melchior
  • The Dark I Know Well | Martha, Ilse
  • Word Of Your Body (Reprise) | Otto, Martha
  • And Then There Were None | Moritz, Boys
  • Mirror-Blue Night | Melchior, Boys
  • I Believe | Children

Act II

  • The Guilty Ones | Wendla, Melchior, Children
  • Don’t Do Sadness / Blue Wind | Moritz, Ilse
  • Left Behind | Melchior, Children
  • Totally Fucked | Children
  • Word Of Your Body (Reprise 2) | Hanschen, Ernst
  • Whispering | Wendla, Melchior
  • Those You’ve Known | Melchior, Wendla, Moritz
  • Song Of Purple Summer | Full Company

Orchestra Roster

Julie Spangler, musical director (faculty artist)


  • Aidan Knox 


  • Matthias Young 


  • Samuel Happeny, guest artist


  • Michael Donahue 

Drum Set

  • Jett Stevens 


  • Julie Spangler, Matt Welsh 


  • Jack D’Angelo

Production Staff

  • Technical Director | Lukas Hummeldorf
  • Props Manager  | Suzanne Barnes
  • Assistant Director | Haley Root
  • Assistant Stage Managers | Sophia Gamble, Emily Mallendick
  • Production Assistant | Lily Landoch
  • Assistant Production Managers | Katie Reus*, Emma King*
  • Assistant Scenic Designer | Sean Haffey
  • Assistant Costume Designer | Corey Cochran
  • Assistant Lighting Designer | Sydney Riddle
  • Wardrobe Supervisor | Amira Rowe & Savannah Brooks
  • Pattern Maker/Draper | Clara Cavins, Erin Donnelly
  • Wardrobe Crew Head | Shelby Allred
  • Wardrobe Crew | Peggie Dona, Sarah Patisaul , Laura Hanks, Paloma Robles
  • Costume Crafts | Nato Hermann
  • Costume Crew | Cassie Smith, Lauren Wooten
  • Production Electrician | Nate Miller
  • Lighting Programmer | Eli Suarez
  • Light Board Operator | Maddie Myer
  • Follow Spot Operators | Anika Shirvaikar, Brian Haack
  • Electrics Crew | CCM Lighting Design & Technology Students
  • Set Construction Crew | Matti Andrews, Jeffrey Bell, William Blank, El (Elora) Bowers, Anna Camerer, Nick Feldmann, Raeya Garcia, Ella Gover, Laura Hanks, Willow Heichel, Corvo (Mary) Hopkins, Lily Landoch, Kaitlin Mier, Maddi Myer, Kait Naylor, Molly Powell, Charlie Raschke, Evan Reinhart, Paloma Robles, Kassidy Schley, Moira Seger, Jordan Shaw, Emma Shreve, Morgan Terry, Bethany Untener, Reagan Warvel  
  • Scenic Charge Artist | Sean Haffey
  • Scene Shop Assistants | McKenna Cameron Brennan, Isabelle /Izzy Dillon, Lukas J. Hummeldorf, Nick Hunley, Hunter Lee, Benji Lookatch, Grace Elizabeth Mayo, Janay Sukkarieh, Gabrielle Sprouse Ullman, Logan Timothy Vanderpool  
  • Set/Props Running Crew | Matti Andrews, William Blank, 
  • Production Sound Engineer | Brenden Friedel, Macay Smith
  • Audio Engineer 1 | Kayla Chen
  • Audio Engineer 2 | Lucia Thill
  • Sound Board Operator | Macay Smith (sub mix)
  • Mic Crew | Nick Feldmann , Ben Stacy
  • Wig and Make-Up Running Crew | Andy Bakun, Josh Devine

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CCM News


Four CCM alumni nominated in 2024 Tony Awards

May 1, 2024

Four UC College-Conservatory of Music alumni are named nominees in the 77th annual Tony Awards, recognizing the excellent work shared in Broadway productions during the 2023-24 season. The nominees, announced Tuesday, April 30, include Isabella Byrd (BFA Lighting Design and Technology, ’09), Shoshana Bean (BFA Musical Theatre, '99), Dorian Harewood and Leslie Kritzer (BFA Musical Theatre, '99).


CCM student wins USITT Make-up Design Award

April 5, 2024

The UC College-Conservatory of Music is thrilled to congratulate current masters student Tiara Jones, who was recently named winner of USITT’s Make-Up Design Award. Jones was recognized as part of the USITT24 Conference and Stage Expo in Seattle, Washington.


CCM Dance Series presents "Little Mermaid" April 12-14

April 4, 2024

UC College-Conservatory Music presents "Little Mermaid" on April 12-14, 2024 in Corbett Auditorium. Directed by Shauna Steele, the performance features music by David Arkenstone. Tickets on sale now through the CCM Box Office.

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Mrs. William A. Friedlander 
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Judith Schonbach Landgren and Peter Landgren  
Mr. & Mrs. Harry H. Santen 
Elizabeth C.B. & Paul G. Sittenfeld+ 
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Mrs. Harry M. Hoffheimer 
Ariel Quartet Sponsors

Jan Rogers 
Willard and Jean Mulford Charitable Fund of the Cambridge Charitable Foundation 
Choral Studies Sponsors

Mr. & Mrs. Joseph W. Hirschhorn 
Orchestral Sponsor

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Starling Pre-Collegiate Sponsor 
Starling Strings Sponsor

Dr. Timothy E. and Janet L. Johnson 
Thom Miles and Roberta Gary 
Organ Department Sponsors

Louis and Susan Meisel 
Piano Department Sponsor

Richard E. Thornburgh 
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Jeff Thomas Catering 
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Patti Myers & Alan Flaherty
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Event Sponsors

Buddy Rogers Music 
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