News Release: McDaniel College Theatre Arts Students Perform in “Spring Awakening”

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October 12, 2018

Oct. 12, 2018

Contact: Cheryl Knauer





Performances are Wednesday, Nov. 14–Saturday, Nov. 17, at 7:30 p.m., in WMC Alumni Hall at McDaniel College

Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students, seniors (over 60), active military members and veterans, as well as those with a McDaniel College ID. 
For ticket information, call 410-857-2448.

WESTMINSTER, Md. – McDaniel College theatre arts students perform in the Tony Award-winning rock musical “Spring Awakening” at the college.  

Performances are Wednesday, Nov. 14–Saturday, Nov. 17, 7:30 p.m., in WMC Alumni Hall at McDaniel College, 2 College Hill, Westminster, Md. (Note:  the show contains adult material, including mature language, violence, teenage suicide and sexual situations.)

Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students, seniors (over 60), active military members and veterans, as well as those with a McDaniel College ID. For tickets, call 410-857-2448. 

This Tony Award-winning rock musical explores the journey from adolescence to adulthood in a powerful celebration of youth and love. The musical follows a turn of the century Romeo and Juliet, Melchior and Wendla, as well as their friends and their families, as they navigate, and are impacted by, teenage self-discovery, first love and coming-of-age anxiety. 

“Spring Awakening” has a book and lyrics by Steven Sater and music by Duncan Sheik. Elizabeth van den Berg, chair of McDaniel’s theatre arts department, directs the production with Alison Shaffer serving as musical director and Julie Herber as choreographer.

Students in the cast are seniors Trevor Haupt of Abingdon, Md., Ben Michaels of Lakeville, Minn., and Anna Rozier of Westport, Conn., juniors Allisa Baker of Fairfield, Pa., and Patsy Zetkulic of Arlington, Va., sophomores Mikayla Braswell of Germantown, Md., Nailah Calhoun of Baltimore, Matt Foley of Fair Lawn, N.J., Abigail Hayden of Frederick, Md., and Anna Odell of Abingdon, Md., and freshmen Nicholle D'Anna of Essex, Md., Bryant Gutknecht of Manchester, Md., Cade Leek of Westminster, Md., Mandy Murren of Hanover, Pa., Darrick Rowe of Parkville, Md., and Sam Trapp of Mount Airy, Md.

Visit for more information about McDaniel College and the theatre arts department. 

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Additional information Requests for interpreters are welcome and can be made up to one week prior to the event by contacting Other accommodation requests can be directed to Conference Services at 410-857-2212.

McDaniel College, founded in 1867, is a four-year, independent college of the liberal arts and sciences offering more than 70 undergraduate programs of study, including pre-professional specializations and student-designed majors, and over 20 graduate programs. One of 40 “Colleges That Change Lives,” McDaniel emphasizes experiential learning and student-faculty collaboration to develop the unique potential in every student. Represented by the Green Terror, its 24 athletic teams compete in the NCAA Division III Centennial Conference. A student-centered community of 1,600 undergraduates and 1,400 graduate students offers access to both Baltimore and Washington, D.C., plus a European campus in Budapest, Hungary. 

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