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STAGE TUBE: First Look at Highlights of SPRING AWAKENING at The Barn Stage Company

Presented by The Barn Stage Company, Cabaret at The Merc's Summer Series ends in September with the Tony Award-winning musical sensation, SPRING AWAKENING. The show runs Thursday-Sunday for two weekends at The Truax Building in Old Town Temecula. This production returns to Temecula after a sold-out run last summer at The Mercantile Building in Old Town. SPRING AWAKENING will be directed by J. Scott Lapp, with Associate Direction & Choreography by Evan D'Angeles and Musical Direction by Mike Kestler. Check out a first look at highlights below!

The company is comprised of an incredible group of young, up-and-coming talent from all over Southern California. In the role of Melchior, San Diego actor Nick Eiter (Dean Hyde in All Shook Up at Moonlight, Snoopy in You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown and Harold Hill in The Music Man) is pleased to return to this show after last Summer. Joining him is Emily Chelsea (Sam in Original the Musical, Trashley in Home Street Home and Ilse in Spring Awakening), a local actress, who is returning to the show as Wendla after graduating from Cal State Fullerton. Audiences may rememberAustyn Myers (Gavroche in the Broadway Revival of Les Miserables, First Wives Club and Lost in Yonkers at the Old Globe) from 13, who will be coming back to play the role of Moritz. The role of Ilse will be played by Lindsay Joan(Natalie in Next to Normal at SDMT) who won a Craig Noel Award for her performance. Martha will be played by Kaylee Bryant, who is joining the cast for the first time. Her television credits include Chasing Life, American Horror Story and multiple Disney Channel Shows. The company is rounded out by Jonathan Sangster (Ernst), Zack Zumbek (Hanschen), Nicholas Alexander (Otto), Alexandra Slade (Anna), Rebecca B. Thomas (Thea), Zackary Scot Wolfe(Georg) and Joseph Arreola (Adult Man), Katharine Larsen (Adult Female). Brennen Winspear and Jillian Batt are the swings.

Mike Kestler will act as the Musical Director. Evan d'Angeles returns as Associate Director/Choreographer and the production is directed by Artistic Director, J. Scott Lapp. The design team for SPRING AWAKENING is as follows: Set Design by Matthew Herman, Lighting Design by Curtis Mueller, Sound Design by CBC Technical; Costume Design by Zahra Husein. Casting is by Evan D'Angeles, and the Production Stage Manager is Amy Tyler.

RUN DATES | TIMES: Preview at 8 p.m. SEPT. 17. Opens on SEPT. 18. Through SEP. 27. 8 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 2 pm & 8 pm on Saturday and 3 pm on Sundays. LOCATION: The Truax Building, 41923 Second Street, Temecula, CA. 92590. TICKETS: $30. Can be purchased by visiting or www.TemeculaTheater.orgor by calling the Old Town Community Theater Box Office at 1-866-653-8696.

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