Surging Films & Theatrics

​Cast
Melchior                           Billy Surges

Wendla                            Katie Meyers
Moritz                            Billy Chengary

Ernst                                     Alex Knoll

Hanschen                      Brandon Pisano

 Otto                          Tyler Drew Clayton

Georg                            Vince Tolentino

Ilse                               Noelle Humbert

Martha                             Amara Brady

Anna                                 Jordan Piper

Thea                                 Taylor Bright

Adult Man                        Mark Johnson

Adult Woman               Katie Long-Piper

​Ensemble                           Becca Heitz

                                          Marc James

                                       Gabi Knoepfle

                                      ​Chris Knudsen

                                     Jennifer Lenius

                                      Brandon Piper

                                      Aiyanna Wade







Music by Duncan Sheik           Book & Lyrics by Steven Sater

Spring Awakening - Jan 2014

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. Now the young lovers must struggle against all odds to build a world together for their child.

Directed by Jeff Linamen     

​Choreography by Billy Surges

Music Direction by Seth Durbin                                                                             Photos by Jeff Linamen