Christopher Wood and Elizabeth Judd to Head New Tour of Spring Awakening

By Andrew Gans
21 Jul 2010

Elizabeth Judd
Elizabeth Judd

A new tour of the Tony-winning musical Spring Awakening will launch in October and visit over 60 cities, including Los Angeles, Nashville, Chicago and Fort Lauderdale.

Broadway direction and choreography will be re-created by Lucy Skilbeck and JoAnn Hunter, respectively. Just as on Broadway, the tour will feature a limited number of on-stage seats available for purchase.

The cast will be led by Christopher Wood as Melchior, Elizabeth Judd as Wendla, Coby Getzug as Moritz, Courtney Markowitz as Ilse, Rachel Geisler as Anna, Jim Hogan as Georg, Aliya Bowles as Martha, George E. Salazar as Otto, Emily Mest as Thea and Devon Stone will portray Hanschen with Daniel Plimpton as Ernst.

The ensemble includes Jamie Rea Billings, Erin Burniston, William J. Lewis, Michael Linden and Jeff Ostermueller.



Based on the 1891 Frank Wedekind play, the landmark musical features a score by Duncan Sheik, book and lyrics by Steven Sater, and original direction and choreography by Michael Mayer and Bill T. Jones, respectively.

"Set against the backdrop of a repressive and provincial late 19th century Germany," press notes state, Spring Awakening "follows a group of young students as they navigate through teenage self-discovery and coming of age anxiety."

Christopher Wood

The tour will also feature set design by Christine Jones, costume design by Susan Hilferty, lighting design by Kevin Adams and sound design by Brian Ronan.

Current tour dates follow:

Carbondale, Ill. October 14, 2010
Macomb, Ill. October 15, 2010
Peoria, Ill. October 16, 2010
Champaign, Ill. October 17, 2010
Wausau, Wis. October 19, 2010
Platteville, Wis. October 20, 2010
Sioux Falls, S.D. October 21, 2010
Ames, Iowa October 22, 2010
Madison, Wis. October 23 – 24, 2010
Columbia, Mo. October 26, 2010
Lawrence, Kan. October 27, 2010
Lexington, Ky. October 29 – 31, 2010
Morgantown, W.Va. November 1, 2010
Dayton, Ohio November 2 – 3, 2010
Kalamazoo, Mich. November 4, 2010
Minneapolis, Minn. November 6 – 7, 2010
Fort Worth, Tex. November 9 – 10, 2010
Fayetteville, Ark. November 11 – 12, 2010
Memphis, Tenn. November 13, 2010
Springfield, Ill. November 14, 2010
Springfield, Mo. November 15, 2010
Wichita, Kan. November 16 – 18, 2010
Salt Lake City, Utah January 14 – 15, 2011
Avon, Colo. January 17, 2011
Spokane, Wash. January 19, 2011
Yakima, Wash. January 20 – 21, 2011
Tacoma, Wash. January 22, 2011
Eugene, Ore. January 25, 2011
Tempe, Ariz. January 27 – 28, 2011
San Bernardino, Calif. January 29, 2011
San Luis Obispo, Calif. January 30, 2011
Los Angeles, Calif. February 1 – 6, 2011
Tucson, Ariz. February 8 – 13, 2011
Denver, Colo. February 15 – 16, 2011
Albuquerque, N.M. February 18 – 19, 2011
Bloomington, Ind. February 22, 2011
Ft. Wayne, Ind. February 23, 2011
Nashville, Tenn. February 25 – 27, 2011
West Palm Beach, Fla. March 2, 2011
Tallahassee, Fla. March 3, 2011
Huntsville, Ala. March 4, 2011
Knoxville, Tenn. March 5, 2011
Akron, Ohio March 9, 2011
Raleigh, N.C. March 11 – 12, 2011
Charlotte, N.C. March 13, 2011
Pembroke, N.C. March 14, 2011
North Charleston, S.C. March 15 – 16, 2011
Clearwater, Fla. March 18 – 19, 2011
Sarasota, Fla. March 20, 2011
Gainesville, Fla. March 22, 2011
Fort Pierce, Fla. March 23, 2011
Fort Lauderdale, Fla. March 24 – 27, 2011
Huntington, W. Va. March 29, 2011
Athens, Ohio March 30, 2011
Buffalo, N.Y. March 31, 2011
Bethlehem, Pa. April 1, 2011
New Brunswick, N.J. April 2, 2011
Stony Brook, N.Y. April 3, 2011
Concord, N.H. April 5, 2011
Burlington, Vt. April 6, 2011
Worcester, Mass. April 7, 2011
Bloomsburg, Pa. April 8, 2011
York, Pa. April 9, 2011
Greenvale, N.Y. April 10, 2011
University Park, Pa. April 12 – 13, 2011
New London, Conn. April 14 – 15, 2011
Indiana, Pa. April 27, 2011
Redbank, N.J. April 28, 2011
New Bedford, Mass. April 29, 2011
New Haven, Conn. April 30, 2011
Orono, Maine May 1, 2011
Chicago, Ill. May 3 – 8, 2011
Kingston, Ont. May 11, 2011
Kitchener, Ont. May 12, 2011
Ottawa, Ont. May 13 – 15, 2011

The 2010-2011 national tour of Spring Awakening is produced by NETworks Presentations, LLC.

For more information visit www.springawakeningontour.com.