Spring Awakening

The Mad* Factory

Oberlin, OH
Community Theatre

Music by Duncan Sheik
Book and Lyrics by Steven Sater

March 3 - March 12, 2023

Show Description:

It is Germany, 1891, a world where the grown-ups hold all the cards. The beautiful young Wendla explores the mysteries of her body and wonders aloud where babies come from... until Mama tells her to shut it and put on a proper dress. Elsewhere, the brilliant and fearless young Melchior interrupts a mind-numbing Latin drill to defend his buddy, Moritz – a boy so traumatized by puberty that he can't concentrate on anything... not that the Headmaster cares. He strikes them both and tells them to turn in their lesson. One afternoon, in a private place in the woods, Melchior and Wendla meet by accident and soon find within themselves a desire unlike anything they've ever felt. As they fumble their way into one another's arms, Moritz flounders and soon fails out of school. When even his one adult friend, Melchior's mother, ignores his plea for help, he is left so distraught that he can't hear the promise of life offered by his outcast friend, Ilse. Naturally, the Headmasters waste no time in pinning the "crime" of Moritz's suicide on Melchior to expel him. And soon, Mama learns that her little Wendla is pregnant. Join this group of late nineteenth century German students on their passage as the navigate teenage self-discovery and coming of age anxiety in a powerful celebration of youth, sexuality, and rebellion in the daring, remarkable Spring Awakening.

Staff and Cast

Director: Amber Michalak
Musical Director: Nina Fisher

Angie Beno - "Martha"
Charlie Boes - "Ernst"
Colin Clark - "Melchior"
Clara Edelman - "Anna"
Alexander Krejci - "Otto"
Amy Lilly - "Wendla"
Shelbey Linder - "Adult Female "
Kevin Myers - "Adult Male"
Milo Page - "Hanschen"
Lilly Porta - "Thea"
Gina Rogers - "Georg"
Emma Sergent - "Ilse"
Desiray Watson - "Moritz"


7pm Fridays
7pm Saturdays
2pm Sundays


$18 - $20

(440) 219-1669

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Health and Safety Guidelines

There are no health and safety guidelines listed for this production.

Content Advisories

This show is intended for mature audiences and is Rated R. If you have questions about the content, please contact us at themadfactorytheatreco@gmail.com


The MAD* Factory
2655 Broadway Ave.
Lorain, OH 44052