Theatre Arts students perform Tony Award-winning rock musical

Photo of McDaniel College Theatre Arts students starring in rock musical
November 07, 2018

McDaniel College Theatre Arts students perform in the Tony Award-winning rock musical “Spring Awakening” Nov. 14–17 at 7:30 p.m. on stage in WMC Alumni Hall.

The show contains adult material, including mature language, violence, teenage suicide and sexual situations. For tickets, call 410-857-2448. 

“Spring Awakening” explores the journey from adolescence to adulthood in a powerful celebration of youth and love. The musical follows a turn-of-the-century Romeo and Juliet, Melchior and Wendla, as well as their friends and their families, as they navigate and are impacted by teenage self-discovery, first love and coming-of-age anxiety. 

The musical is based on a book and lyrics by Steven Sater and music by Duncan Sheik. Elizabeth van den Berg, chair of McDaniel’s Theatre Arts department, directs the production with Alison Shaffer serving as musical director and Julie Herber as choreographer.

Students in the cast are seniors Trevor Haupt of Abingdon, Md.; Ben Michaels of Lakeville, Minn., and Anna Rozier of Westport, Conn.; juniors Allisa Baker of Fairfield, Pa., and Patsy Zetkulic of Arlington, Va.; sophomores Mikayla Braswell of Germantown, Md.; Nailah Calhoun of Baltimore; Matt Foley of Fair Lawn, N.J.; Abigail Hayden of Frederick, Md., and Anna Odell of Abingdon, Md., and freshmen Nicholle D'Anna of Essex, Md.; Bryant Gutknecht of Manchester, Md.; Cade Leek of Westminster, Md.; Mandy Murren of Hanover, Pa.; Darrick Rowe of Parkville, Md., and Sam Trapp of Mount Airy, Md.

Junior Allisa Baker of Fairfield, Pa., and senior Trevor Haupt of Abingdon, Md., star in the Theatre Arts dept. production of “Spring Awakening” Nov. 14-17 at 7:30 p.m. in WMC Alumni Hall.