State Street Theatre Company Presents:
Spring Awakening

State Street Theatre Company Presents: Spring Awakening

Auditions: Both July 9 and 10, 5:30 – 8:00 PM
Rehearsals: August 8-12 and August 15-19 from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Tech Week: August 22-25 from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Performances: August 26-28 and September 2-4, at Mount Baker Theatre’s Walton Theatre.
Tuition: $495
Director: Olivia Theilemann
Music Director: Dylan Cisneros
Choreographer: Lisa Markowitz
Stage Manager/Assistant Director: Logan Hyer-Long
Co-presented by: BAAY and the Mount Baker Theatre

About State Street Theatre Company

BAAY’s State Street Theatre Company (SSTC) is a program dedicated to the artistry and talent of our local youth ages 15-17 (18 if the student is a member of the current year’s high school graduating class). Each Summer, SSTC will produce a full-length musical to be rehearsed at BAAY and performed at The Mount Baker Theatre’s Walton Theatre.

What makes SSTC different from other BAAY programs? It is the integration of more challenging and mature material for the students to explore. We recognize that much of our BAAY programming revolves around the magic, mystery, delight, and joy of our traditional children’s programming. As BAAY evolves as an organization, we are excited to explore deeper and more complex topics with our older students in a safe space. This program aims to engage students in meaningful ideas through performance art. Our goal is that the SSTC program will prepare musical theatre students for collegiate-level work, and empower them to understand the significance of their artistic expression.

What still makes it BAAY? No one is turned away from the casting process, or for financial reasons. At BAAY we pride ourselves on making our programs as accessible as possible for the young people and families in our community. Click here to learn more about BAAY’s tuition assistance program.

COMING UP IN SUMMER 2022

For the inaugural State Street Theatre Company production, in the Summer of 2022, we will be doing a show called Spring Awakening.

**** Important Registration Information – Please Read Carefully****

As part of the registration process, we are requiring parental consent before student enrollment is finalized. To obtain parental consent, BAAY will be holding two information meetings.

Meeting 1:
Monday, June 13th from 7:00-8:00 PM at BAAY

Meeting 2:
Wednesday, June 15th from 7:00-8:00 PM via Zoom

After attending the meeting, families will be sent a link to a registration page to pay for the program and finalize student enrollment.

About Spring Awakening

Spring Awakening is a show that navigates the following topics:
Depression and Anxiety
Suicide
Parental Abuse
Abortion
Teenage Sex and Development
Explicit Language

A brief synopsis of the play:
Based on Frank Wedekind’s groundbreaking and controversial play, Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik’s brilliant rock score and searingly emotional book take the story of sexual awakening, youth revolt, and self-discovery into a new century. It’s 1891, and 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. An electric, vibrant celebration of youth and rebellion, Spring Awakening fuses issues of morality, sexuality, and rock and roll into a story that packs a powerful emotional punch.

If you would like to learn more about the context of high schoolers performing this piece, we highly recommend looking at these articles before the registration meetings:

Why We Perform Spring Awakening
Why It’s Important for High Schoolers to Perform Spring Awakening
Ballard High School Performs Spring Awakening
High Schools Really Do Perform Spring Awakening

Registration Step 1:  Informational Meetings

Please click the link below to select an information meeting time and begin the registration process. Olivia, Juliette, and a board representative will be present at the meetings to explain the show in more detail and answer any of your questions.

Information Meeting Form

Please email olivia@baay.org if you’d like to discuss anything before the information meeting.