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April 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20 at 7:30 pm

April 14 & 21 at 3:00 pm

Spring Awakening, presented in the Emmett Robinson Theatre during the 2012-2013 academic year, was chosen by Departmental faculty members during the previous year.  A production team, including a director, designers, and others began meeting and devising their interpretive plans for the musical months before the cast was chosen.  After the actors were selected for roles, the Spring Awakening rehearsal process ran for three months, focusing on music, blocking, and dance.

This production of Spring Awakening was directed by Theatre and Dance Department Chair, Todd McNerney. His production team consisted of Justin Wham, Musical Director; Meg Buckner, Choreographer; Paul Collins, Lighting Designer; Charlie Calvert, Scenic Designer; Janine McCabe, Costume Designer; and Christian Crum, Technical Director. Together, over forty Theatre students, faculty, and staff members contributed their efforts to the production by opening night,  April 11, 2013.

Student Production Staff

Many students in the Department were part of the production cast: David Whittington, Assistant Director; Manny Houston, Assistant Musical Director; Shelby North, Stage Manager; Danielle Rackley, Lindsey Marie, and Corinne Williams, Assistant Stage Managers; Rachel Feldman, Dramaturg; John King, Assistant Lighting Designer; Will Klein, Assistant Scenic Designer; McKenna Dubose, Assistant Costume Designer; Carrie Zolinger, Assistant Technical Director; Brenna McNamara, Poster Design and Paint Charge; and Corey Smiley, Properties.


SpringAwakening poster


College of Charleston Department of Theatre

The College of Charleston Department of Theatre and Dance consists of over twenty faculty members who teach a range of courses in the arts of Theatre and Dance and create a series of public performances for the Charleston community.  Our Department is one of a select number in the U.S. accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre.  Each academic year there are typically four to five plays presented by the Department in the Emmett Robinson Theatre.  The Emmett Robinson Theatre, named after a man who both studied and taught at the College and who was instrumental in bringing the Theatre Arts into this campus, was built in 1979, seats approximately 310 people, and has been an accommodating venue for plays of widely varied requirements.  Over the years this stage has been the platform on which daring, provocative, and intelligent plays have served to enhance the profile of this Department both regionally and beyond.

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