LMC Performing Arts Department to Hold Auditions for Spring Awakening

Dec 05, 2016
Performing Arts department to hold auditions Dec. 12-14 from 5-7 p.m. in The Hanson Theatre in The Mendel Center.

BENTON TOWNSHIP, MI – The Lake Michigan College Performing Arts department will hold auditions for its production of “Spring Awakening,” a musical with book and lyrics by Steven Sater, music by Duncan Sheik, based on the play by Frank Wedekind, and directed by Paul Mow.

Auditions are open to the public and will be held December 12-14 from 5-7 p.m. in The Hanson Theatre in The Mendel Center at Lake Michigan College, located at 2755 E. Napier Avenue, Benton Harbor.

Spring Awakening offers a variety of roles, including male and female lead and supporting roles for those between the ages of 14 and 18, and cast and ensemble roles for those 18 to 64 years old. Those who are interested in auditioning should prepare a 32-bar piece of contemporary musical theatre music to sing with or without an accompanist. An accompanist will be provided. Those auditioning will also be asked to cold read sides from the show. Interested participants should contact Director Paul Mow at pmtenor@gmail.com with questions. Participants should note that “Spring Awakening” contains a parental advisory for explicit content.

Performance dates in The Hanson Theatre are March 24-25 at 8 p.m. and March 26 at 3 p.m.

The production is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI, 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY, 10019 Tel.: (212) 541-4684 Fax: (212) 397-4684 www.MTIShows.com.

About “Spring Awakening”

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

About the Performing Arts Department at Lake Michigan College
Lake Michigan College’s Performing Arts faculty and staff are driven by the philosophy that the human experience is identified, expressed, and communicated through the performing arts. Whether a student’s goal is to major in theatre or music or to enjoy the thrill of performing on stage, the Performing Arts department has a variety of classroom and performance opportunities available. Paul Mow will direct theatre performances for the 2016-2017 academic year, and John Owens is director of music at Lake Michigan College.

LMC performance and event information is available at TheMendelCenter.com or by calling The Mendel Center box office at 269-927-1221. LMC Performing Arts enrollment information, including details about scholarship opportunities, is available at LakeMichiganCollege.edu or by calling 269-927-8876.