Spring Awakening

Spring Awakening
JUN 2 – JUL 8, 2012
Steven Sater
Duncan Sheik
Mark A. Rhea and Susan Marie Rhea
Music Director
Jake Null
Choreographer / Assistant Director
Kurt Boehm

Winner of 8 TONY Awards, including BEST MUSICAL, SPRING AWAKENING celebrates the unforgettable journey from youth to adulthood with a power, poignancy, and passion that you will never forget.

Based on the play by Frank Wedekind


The Washington Post Review

“Co-directors Mark A. Rhea and Susan Marie Rhea’s production of the Tony-winning musical features a cast of gifted young actors who turn in eloquent portraits of passion, frustration and vulnerability”

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DC Theatre Scene Review

“Keegan Theatre…presents a production which renders every ounce of Spring Awakening’s fabulous intention with truth and pizzazz, and, in the best sense of the word, does justice to the show.”

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ShowBizRadio Review

“The breakout talent in this show is (Paul) Scanlon…The other star…is the music direction (Jake Null) and the orchestra.”

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Washington Examiner Review

“Directors Mark A. Rhea and Susan Marie Rhea present a pared-down, amped-up evening of theater that has a “Dead Poets Society” feel to it.”

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Brightest Young Things Review

“The rawness of this production, however, is both its charm and its point. ‘Spring Awakening’ was first famous for its big-stakes Broadway productions but it rings truer on the Church Street Theatre’s small and simple stage.”

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Metro Weekly Review

“…a big risk made by directors Mark A. Rhea and Susan Marie Rhea: The cast of Spring Awakening is littered with young, local actors… Still, it’s a worthwhile gamble that pays off more often than not.”

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Broadway World Review

“The live musicians play their hearts out in the Keegan Theatre, and it shows. I found myself humming several of the songs in the car on the way home, a sure sign that the show had made a lasting impression.”

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Washington Blade Review

“Directors Mark A. Rhea and Susan Marie Rhea handle this challenging material with great finesses and sensitivity.”

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Washingtonian Review

“Keegan Theatre is the first DC company to stage its own take on the show…and the company has delivered a rousing rendition.”

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DC Metro Theater Arts Review

Mark A. Rhea and Susan Marie Rhea direct this powerful, production which proves to be, at times, as humorous as it is haunting.”

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MD Theatre Guide Review

“This production is certainly a boost to the areas more youthful actors who get a chance to shine here.”

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Washington City Paper Review

“The area college students that Keegan recruited also bring convincing innocence to their roles as kids who think babies come from storks and wet dreams are visits from angels.”

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Chesapeake Taste Review

“Featuring stellar lighting design by Allan Sean Weeks and under the musical direction of Jake Null, audiences are treated to a concert-esque experience during musical numbers, full of colorful, spinning lights and rock and roll guitar chord and drum beats.”

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Wendla Ali Hoxie
Ilsa Nora Palka
Thea Cody Boehm
Martha Sarah Chapin
Anna Lyndsay Rini
Melchior Vincent Kempski
Moritz Paul Scanlan
Hanschen Gannon O’Brien
Ernst Alex Alferov
Otto Stephen Murray
Georg Nick Lehan
Adult Women Charlotte Akin
Adult Men Jon Townson
Ensemble/Swing Sean Burns, Emily Dey, Mary Kate Brouillet
Swings Maria Rizzo and David Rea

Production Team

Directors  Mark A. Rhea and Susan Marie Rhea
Music Director Jake Null
Choreographer / Assistant Director Kurt Boehm
Set Designer Mark A. Rhea
Lighting Designer Allan Sean Weeks
Costume Designer  Kelly Peacock and Shadia Hafiz
Set Dresser / Properties Designer  Carol Baker
Scenic Painter Bradley Foster Smith
Fight Choreographer Kyle Encinas
Stage Managers Alexis J. Rose and Lauren A. Miller
Assistant Stage Manager Bailey Nassetta