Book and lyrics by Steven Sater, Music by Duncan Sheik
Directed by Timothy Espinosa
About the Production:
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.
Orientation - Monday, January 29th, 2018 at 6:00pmAttendance at this meeting in the Campus Theatre is not required to audition, but is highly recommended. This is a time to hear the director discuss the show and what he is looking for at the auditions. All your questions will be answered regarding directors vision, auditions, rehearsals and performances at this meeting.
Please note: Must be available for all rehearsals, performances and strike. No conflicts will be allowed. If cast, you must enroll in the course THEA 178F (2 units) through Fullerton College. Strike will be on March 25.
February 2 - March 9, 2017 (Monday-Thursday 6pm-10pm).
Tech Rehearsals are the weekend of March 10 & 11 from 12:30-11pm.
March 15, 16, 17 at 7:30pm.
(Closed performance for high school theatre festival students on March 23 and 24 at 8pm)
Auditions - Tuesday, January 30th, 2018 at 6:00pmVocal Auditions - Bronwyn Dodson Theatre (Room 1319).
Prepare 90 seconds of a contemporary pop/rock song in the style of the show, no traditional Broadway music please. A piano-accompanist will be provided. Bring sheet music in the correct key. No acapella.
Sign in begins at 5:30pm.
No appointments. First come first serve.
Vocal audition on this date only.
We will let you know after your audition if you are invited to callbacks.