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Rock Musical Auditions Feb. 10 & 12
Wednesday, January 29, 2014

OCC to Stage ‘Spring Awakening’ in May

The OCC Theatre Department will hold auditions for the rock musical, “Spring Awakening,” from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday, February 10 and February 12, in the Drama Lab.

Auditioners should bring 16 bars of a prepared song with sheet music that is Gospel, rock or ballad, and wear clothing that permits movement. Headshots and resumes are preferred but not required.

Naomi Buckley, a part-time theatre instructor at OCC, will direct the production, which will run May 2-11. Buckley, who taught theatre at CSU Dominguez Hills, received an M.A. degree from the Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in London. She is also a playwright and served as artistic director and company manager of the Dominguez Bridge Theatre Company at CSU Dominguez Hills. David Diiorio, an award-winning pianist, composer, multi-instrumentalist, and a graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music, will serve is musical director.

“Spring Awakening,” with music by Duncan Sheik and adapted for theatre by Stephen Sater, is based on a German play written in 1891 by Frank Wedekind. The original production, which opened on Broadway in 2006, won eight Tony Awards, including Tonys for best musical, direction, book, score and featured actor; four Drama Desk Awards and a Grammy Award for the original cast album.

What: Auditions: “Spring Awakening”

When: 7:00-10:00 p.m., Monday & Wednesday, February 10 & 12

Where: Orange Coast College Drama Lab
2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa

Contacts: Juan Gutierrez, OCC Communications & Marketing, (714) 432-5725
Rick Golson, OCC Theatre Department, (714) 432-5640

Orange Coast College, founded in 1947, is one of the nation’s top transfer schools. With a student population of 22,000, OCC provides exemplary programs leading to Associate in Arts degrees, Associate in Science degrees and 145 career programs. The college’s 164-acre campus is located in the heart of Costa Mesa. For complete details about OCC, visit www.orangecoastcollege.edu