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Performed: 24-27 February 2023; "Spring Awakening" was based on the play by Frank Wedeking, book and lyrics by Steven Sater, and music and orchestrations by Duncan Sheik. The rock musical explores the journey from adolescence to adulthood. The director was Carolyn Conover, choreographer was Alison Woodward, music director was Michael Greenwood, fight and intimacy choreographer was Bridget McCarthy, scenic designer was Jason St. John, costume designer was Freddy Clements, lighting designer was Jenn Luck, make up designers were Freddy Clements and Addie Lot, sound designer was John A. Davis, conductor was Jacob Moorer, fight/dance/intimacy captains were Semaje Newton and Erin Rose Pempel, rehearsal accompanist was Angela Campbell, production manager was Ellen Peck, stage manager was Grayson Singleton, assistant stage managers were Elizabeth Freeman and El Hataway, associate scenic designer/props was Addie Zaner. This item is contained within the Theatre & Film Production Archive.


This performance was held in the Ernest Stone Performing Arts Center Theatre.


  • Stanton Yarboro -- Wendla
  • Erin Rose Pempel -- Martha
  • Kaya Knox -- Thea
  • Samantha Drake -- Anna
  • Semaje Newton -- Ilse
  • Elijah Parker -- Melchior
  • Alex Hosmer -- Moritz
  • Brayden Turner -- Hanschen/Ulbrecht
  • Gunner Nesmith -- Ernst/Reinhold
  • Devin Knight -- Georg/Dieter
  • Murch Murray -- Otto/Rupert
  • Maggie Williams -- Adult Woman
  • Glenn Davenport -- Adult Man


The original items are located in the Library’s Alabama Gallery Special Collections.


Jacksonville State University -- History, College and school drama, Theater programs


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Spring Awakening (2023) | Program