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Spring Awakening

Spring Awakening

Spring Awakening

Book & Lyrics by Steven Sater

Music by Duncan Sheik

Based on the play by Frank Wedekind

Orchestrations by Duncan Sheik 

Vocal Arrangements by AnnMarie Milazzo

String Orchestrations by Simon Hale

Performance Dates:
MAR 23, 2023 – APRIL 8, 2023

SPRING AWAKENING is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. 

Directed By:
Ben Raanan

Choreography By:
Jari Majewski Price

Music Direction By:
Heather Iris Holt

Performed At:

Northglenn Arts

Parsons Theatre, 1 E Mem Pkwy, Northglenn, CO 80233


Winner of eight Tony Awards (including best musical), Spring Awakening is an alternative rock musical adaptation of Frank Wedekind’s provocative 1891 play. In late nineteenth century Germany, a group of schoolchildren explore their own sexual identities within a brutal and suppressive society. Unable to break through their parents’ and teachers’ infantilization, these students set out to explore what it means to love and connect. Part realism painting and part My Chemical Romance concert, this musical gives a powerful voice to those who have traditionally been silenced and provides a stark warning for those who look to strip away autonomy. 


Age Recommendation: 16+

Advisories: Adult content & humor, adult language, sexual situations, partial nudity, abortion, and suicide.


Phamaly Theatre Company values the safety of our artists and audiences. MASKS WILL BE REQUIRED. Following the most current COVID-19 safety guidelines, we may add or remove safety procedures at any time. Please do not come to the theatre if you are feeling ill. By purchasing a ticket you agree to follow all COVID-19 safety policies and directives. Please email with any questions.


Director: Ben Raanan

Music Director: Heather Iris Holt

Choreographer: Jari Majewski Price

Assistant Director: Claire Hayes

Intimacy/ Fight Director: Samantha Egle


Wendla: Samantha Barrasso

Martha: Lily Blessing

Moritz: Vin Ernst

Melchior: Ryan Finn

Bobby/Dieter: Keenan Hartmann Gluck

Melitta: River Hetzel

Anna, Dance Captain: Miranda Ireland

Ilse, Vocal Captain: Katelyn Kendrick

Otto: Romy Lopez

Hanschen/Ulbrecht: Griffin McConnell

Georg: Sullivan McConnell

Thea: Phoenix Mehta

Ernst/Rieholdt: Ace Noland

Ensemble, Wendla/Ilse Understudy, Fight/Intimacy Captain: Annie Sand

Male Adults: Trenton Schindele

Marianna/Rupert: Madison Stout

Female Adults: Kathleen Traylor

Production Team

Assistant Music Director: Lee Ann Sherlong

Assistant Intimacy and Fight Director: Jacob Noon

Assistant Stage Manager: Hannah Shepard

Crew Lead: Richard Sauer

Accommodations Specialist: Daniel Traylor

Lighting Supervisor: Xander Claypool

Wardrobe Supervisor: Domino Douglas

A1: Kate Warner

A2: AJ Watson

Captions: Aida Graham

ASL Interpreter – Rehearsals: Katie Blessing

ASL Interpreter – Performances: JaCee Branch

Director of Artistic ASL Interpretation: Nicki Runge

Audio Describer: Beth Rypkema

Wigs: Erin M. Banta

Volunteer Lead: Denise Cameron

Volunteer Lead: Melissa Ottke


March 23, 2023 at 7:30 pm – First Preview

March 24, 2023 at 7:30 pm – Second Preview

March 25, 2023 at 7:30 pm – Opening Night

March 26, 2023 at 2:00 pm

March 31, 2023 at 7:30 pm

April 1, 2023 at 7:30 pm

April 2, 2023 at 2:00 pm – Access Day, Relaxed Performance, & Talkback (ASL Seating on House Right)

April 3, 2023 at 7:30 pm – Industry Night

April 7, 2023 at 7:30 pm

April 8, 2023 at 7:30 pm – Access Day & Closing Night (ASL Seating on House Right)


Captions available at all performances.

Audio Description available April 2nd and 8th or by request for any performance 2 weeks in advance.

American Sign Language Interpretation is available April 2nd and 8th or by request for any performance 2 weeks in advance. ASL Seating on House Right.

Assisted listening devices (limited supply first come, first serve).

Wheelchair Accessible Seating.

Low sensory quiet spaces available at all performances.

Accessibility Materials: Braille programs, Sensory Guide, Accessibility Guide, Fidgets, etc.

Tactile tours are available on April 2nd (12:00 PM) and April 8th (5:30 PM) at the theatre. RSVP for the tactile tour by emailing

Ghost Light Award Winner

Miranda Ireland

Production team, volunteers, crew, and Phamaly staff were asked to nominate individuals from the cast who truly went above and beyond, exhibiting excellent care for the show and uplifting everyone who worked on it. Thank you, Miranda, for making people feel welcomed, valued, and part of something bright.

Upon winning, Miranda shared a quote:

“If I ever have children I will let them grow up like the weeds in our flower garden. Nobody worries about them and they grow so high and thick-while the roses in the beds grow poorer and poorer every summer.”

-Frank Wedekind, Spring Awakening

Production Photos by Michael Ensminger Photography


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