Casting complete for Griffin's Spring Awakening

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After receiving nearly 500 submissions and auditioning dozens of young actors, Griffin Theatre Company and director Jonathan Berry have their cast for the Chicago premiere of Spring Awakening. Some of the actors cast as the troubled teens of 19th-century Germany may be familiar faces, such as Lindsay Leopold (Ilse) and Whitney White (Martha), but many of these actors—some of them new arrivals in Chicago, others still undergrads at area schools—will be unknowns to even the most tireless theatergoers (using myself as a gauge, anyway). Spring Awakening will play Theater Wit November 27–January 8. Tickets go on sale September 1. Find the full cast list, with which Griffin has helpfully provided the actors' alma maters or current schools, after the jump.

MELCHIOR - Josh Salt (Columbia College)
MORITZ - Matthew Fletcher (Northwestern University)
HANSCHEN - Adam Fane (Roosevelt University)
ERNST - Adam Molloy (Roosevelt University)
GEORG - Harter Clingman (Columbia College)
OTTO - Matt Babbs (Cornell College)
WENDLA - Aja Wiltshire (Oklahoma City University)
MARTHA - Whitney White (Northwestern University)
ILSE - Lindsay Leopold (Theater School at DePaul University)
ANNA - Paige Collins (University of Illinois-Champaign)
THEA - Lauren Paris (Loyola University-Chicago)

And in the adult roles:
MAN- Larry Baldacci (last seen at Griffin in Berry's production of Company)
WOMAN - Vanessa Greenway (Griffin ensemble member and 2-time Jeff Award winner)


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