USC MTR's Spring Awakening

$2,734 of $3,000 goal

Raised by 21 people in 7 months
Created November 26, 2018
Spring Awakening
Book & Lyrics by Steven Sater
Music by Duncan Sheik
Based on the play by Frank Wedekind

Directed by Sarah Hahm
Music Directed by Katie Kivinski
Choreographed by Juan Miguel Posada

The Massman Theater at USC
Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 7:30 PM
Friday, January 18, 2019 at 7:30 PM & 11:00 PM
Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 2:30 PM & 8:00 PM
Sunday, January 20, 2019 at 2:30 PM

Musical Theatre Repertory at USC
Musical Theatre Repertory at the University of Southern California was established in 2005 and is dedicated to enriching students’ lives through the production of quality musical theatre. As the only student theatre group committed to producing musicals at USC, our goal is to provide students with the opportunity to participate in musical theatre pieces supplementary to those produced by USC. Find us online at for more information about the company, donations, ticketing details, upcoming events, production stills, and even a few production videos! Thank you for supporting the arts and we can't wait to see you at our upcoming shows!

MTR is run exclusively by USC students. We receive no outside support from faculty or professional companies. Since our company is entirely student-run, each one of us puts in an enormous amount of time and effort to bring our productions to the stage. That being said, our financial resources are limited and our student production designers rely on the support of our donors to bring their designs to life.  Funds we raise will be used to cover costs associated with lighting, sound, costumes, scenery, props, royalties, venue rentals and more. These key elements are vital not only in helping our production reach its full potential but also in providing design students with valuable production opportunities!

The winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, SPRING AWAKENING explores the complex journey from adolescence to adulthood with a poignancy and passion that is illuminating and unforgettable. The landmark musical is an electrifying fusion of morality, sexuality and rock and roll told through lens of teenagers in late-19th century Germany.

This campaign will drastically increase the caliber of our performance, and we hope that by producing high-quality independent student productions, we can support other student groups to provide as many opportunities as possible for USC students! MTR has been producing musicals for and by the students during the past two decades now. Our goal for this year is to expand and further support the SDA community by providing valuable career and professional events, such as dance workshops, alumni networking events, audition preparation workshops and more. If you would like to learn more about all that we do as a company, check out our website.

Liz Buzbee as Adult Women
Zoe D’Andrea as Martha
Tyler Ellis as Hanschen
Tim Frangos as Melchior
Austin Karkowsky as Moritz
Trevor Keyfauvor as Ensemble
Ido Gal as Adult Men
Evan Macedo as Georg
Alexis MacAdam as Adult Women
Daniel Murphy as Adult Men
Terry Mullany as Otto
Samantha Short as Ilse
Daniela Silva as Wendla
Cole Slater as Ernst
Emerson Taylor as Anna
Tata Vivas as Thea

Production Team
Directed by Sarah Hahm
Music Directed by Katie Kivinski
Assistant Music Director / Rehearsal Pianist: Stephen Jung
Choreographed by Juan Miguel Posada
Scenic Design by Jordan Fox
Costume Design by Samhaoir Ruland
Lighting Design by Gabby Fricklas
Assistant Lighting Designer: Nick Kassoy
Sound Design by Joy Cheever
Technical Direction by Jordan Fox
Stage Management by Damaris Eddy
Assistant Stage Manager: Beth Yeo
Produced by Jamie Salinger & Sean Soper
Associate Producer: Harrison Poe
Graphic Designer: Austin Dalgleish

Orchestrations by Duncan Sheik
Vocal Arrangements by AnnMarie Milazzo
String Orchestrations by Simon Hale

MTR Artistic Board
President: Tyler Ellis
Production Manager: Jamie Salinger
Treasurer: Jordan Fox
Secretary: Austin Karkowsky
Public Relations: Beth Yeo
Members at Large: Joy Cheever, Mallory Gabbard, Lucy Grebin, Sarah Hahm, Austin Karkowsky, Nick Kassoy, Katie Kivinski, Tristan McIntyre, Seira Murakami, Harrison Poe, Juan Miguel Posada, Cole Slater, Sean Soper
Faculty Advisor: Parmer Fuller
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Raised by 21 people in 7 months
Created November 26, 2018
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Laura and Scott MacAdam
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Karen Wilson
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David Hahm
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Zoe Buzbee
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Nate and Mardi Wilson
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Karen Ellis
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