Spring Awakening

Jaeb Theater @ Straz Center

With music and lyrics by Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater, Spring Awakening is an electrifying fusion of morality and sensuality with an alternative rock and folk score that has exhilarated audiences for years. mad Theatre of Tampa is thrilled to bring this winner of 8 Tony awards, including Best Musical, to the Jaeb Theater, September 8-18, 2016. Set in 1891 Germany, a world in which the adults hold all of the cards, Spring Awakening explores the journey of teenagers who are discovering the inner and outer uproar of sexuality through trials and tribulations that are both illuminating and unforgettable.

mad Theatre of Tampa’s production stars Mallory Quinn, Nicolas Burgos, Ricky Marenda, Karli Marie Gundersen, Chelsea Hooker, Connor Alfonso Hodge, Kristy Noel Carlson, Kevin Lara, Brie Golden, Drew Eberhard, Cody Carlson, Jessica Moraton, Jay Morgan, Jessica Sadler and Christopher Warren. Spring Awakening is produced for mad Theatre of Tampa by Catherine Hooten & Donald B. Holt, Jr., with music direction by Peter A. Belk and direction by Anthony Paul Gilkinson.

Spring Awakening is intended for mature audiences and features brief nudity.

September 8-18, 2016

Book & Lyrics by Steven Sater
Music by Duncan Sheik
Based on the play by Frank Wedekind

Direction by Anthony Paul Gilkinson
Music Direction by Peter A. Belk
Produced by Cathy Hooten & Donald B. Holt, Jr.

September 8-18, 2016
Thurs-Sat: 8 pm, Sun: 2pm
Tickets: $28 general / $32 VIP
Jaeb Theater @ the Straz Center for the Performing Arts

Cast & Crew

Nicholas Burgos as Melchior Gabor
Mallory Quinn as Wendla Bergmann
Ricky Marenda as Moritz Stiefel
Chelsea Hooker as Martha Bessell
Karli Marie Gundersen as Ilse Neumann
Cody Carlson as Hänschen Rilow
Drew Eberhard as Georg Zirschnitz
Connor Alfonso Hodge as Ernst Röbel
Kevin Lara as Otto Lämmermeier
Brie Golden
as Thea
Kristy Noel Carlson
as Anna
Jay Morgan
as Adult Men
Christopher Warren
as Adult Men
Jessica Moraton
as Adult Women
Jessica Sadler
as Adult Women

Accompanied by
Peter A. Belk – Conductor/Piano
Gordon Bonnett – Guitar
Maribeth Radtkw – Violin
Robert-Christian Sanchez – Cello
Alex Pasut – Bass
P.J. Lalka – Drum Set

Director – Anthony Paul Gilkinson
Music Director – Peter A. Belk
Producers – Cathy Hooten & Donald B. Holt, Jr.
Choreographer – Mallory Quinn
Stage Manager – Jennifer Davila
Costumer – Meli Mossey

Lighting Designer – Anthony Vito
Lighting Engineer – Reuben Hirsh
Sound Technician – David Cohen

Graphic Design – Deveraux Harrington & Peter A. Belk


“While Spring Awakening is always a chaotic smash of a concert, Gilkinson and crew seem to subvert the norm in creating a fluidity to their show.”

“[Nicolas Burgos’s] dreamy looks and drifting mind are a pull to this rendition, something that gives new insights into the mind of the Atheistic rebel…”

“The voices… are a delightful mix coming together.”

Trevor Durham, BroadwayWorld.com

“The entire cast come on stage and bare everything…”

“The live band was perfection. I’m not sure a pre-recorded score could’ve interlaced with the weight of this cast the same way.”

“Everyone has room for growth and/or change, and by the end of the show it happens for better or for worse.”

Desiree Fantal, BroadwayWorld.com

mad Theatre of Tampa, Inc.
P.O. Box 8417
Tampa, FL 33674

Straz Center for the Performing Arts
1010 N. W.C. MacInnes Place Tampa, FL 33602

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Photo Credit: Designs by Vito: @dbvito

Producing Sponsor 

The Barrymore Hotel, located in Tampa’s Downtown near Tampa Heights and directly across from the Straz Center, features comfortable accommodations and soon-to-be refreshed event space perfect for social events, office parties and holiday parties. Our Sales Team will gladly provide a tour of our banquet space and help you start planning your gathering! Afterwards, enjoy a meal at the Continental restaurant and lounge, the brand new eatery located adjacent to our hotel. The Continental is a “mid-century modern” inspired concept featuring dishes made famous by some of the most historically iconic hotels and restaurants across America alongside a classic martini bar showcasing finely-crafted cocktails.

Enjoy Happy Hour Monday-Friday 3PM-7PM for $2 off specialty cocktails, $4 Wells and $5 house wines and drafts – the perfect spot for a drink and dinner before shows at the Straz!


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