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NexGen Youth Theatre: Spring Awakening

  • Sanctuary Theater 165 W 86th Street New York, NY 10024 (map)
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NexGen Youth Theatre presents

spring awakening

book and lyrics by Stephen Sater & music by Duncan Sheik

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 has exhilarated audiences all over the world.

It is Germany, 1891, a world where the grown-ups hold all the cards. Headstrong Melchior and naive Wendla stumble into each others arms, passionate and curious, while anxious Moritz struggles to live up to the stringent expectations of society. With only each other for guidance, this group of young men and women travel the fraught and rocky path of adolescence, discovering their bodies, their minds, and themselves along the way.


DIRECTOR: Magnus Tonning Riise
CHOREOGRAPHER: Bethany Dellapolla


WENDLA: Annelise Laakko
MELCHIOR: Skivon Hardy
MARTHA: Hero Cordileone
MORITZ: Jackson Demott Hill
THEA: Caroline Kivlehan
HANSCHEN: Matthew Duer
ANNA: Camila Santos
ERNST: Ryan Weintraub
ILSE: Maria Lane Cavanaugh
GEORG: Jordan Hall
OTTO: Jacob Krah
ADULT WOMEN: Lea Hawthorne and Deniz Demirkurt
ADULT MEN: Angel Tavarez (May 31), Jamiel Burkhart (June 1)
ENSEMBLE: Faith Mosley
ENSEMBLE: Emma Ruth Hanks


NexGen Youth Theatre seeks to foster the development of the next generation of performers on their journey from young creatives to young professionals. Our philosophy is based on building skills through working with some of the city's top teaching artists, learning about the industry from seasoned professionals, and building experience working in a professional environment. More info on our mission and programming can be found at