As a recent graduate of Ithaca College for Theatre, Spring Awakening is Meg’s first musical foray as an honest-to-god, pay-your-own-bills and make-your-own-way adult. An honest, messy coming of age story: it really couldn’t be more apropos.
“Raised on Rogers and Hammerstein and vocally trained on classical Italian arias, I was super nervous to audition for a raw, angsty rock show like Spring Awakening— but I’m so glad I did! It’s been a blast stretching myself vocally, working with a truly, truly talented cast and crew, taking the chance to live in my chest register and learn to follow all the jittery rock impulses in my bones. This is the perfect show for anyone who knows the jitters, the aches, the pangs, the joys… the trial and error of growing up!
So watch me; “just watch me! I’m calling…”
“The children in this production break down barriers, simultaneously inhabiting both the repressed society of the 19th century and the electronic, media-soaked world of today. I sometimes feel like an anachronism myself, reveling in the simplicity and the stories of the past while living every day with modern day thoughts and opinions. In this show, Duncan Sheik’s beautiful score runs through the past, the present, and the future, a haunting reminder of the universality of teenaged hearts. The idealism and excitement, the confusion and fear, and the disastrous missteps of youth are what make us us, what make us human.”