The Awakening

AwakeningBook and Lyrics by Sarah Rebell  
Music by Teresa Lotz

The Awakening is a new musical inspired by Kate Chopin's 1899 novella about a married woman who becomes romantically attached to a younger man. This illicit affair incites an internal struggle within Edna as she attempts to find freedom and love. But such things are hard to come by in nineteenth century Louisana. This romantic, heartfelt and folk infused score explores the sounds of bluegrass, folk and classical music, all the while underscoring Edna's emotional and psycholical experiences on her journey towards self discovery.

Full Length Musical. 
8 characters (4 Men, 3 Women, 1 Child)
Violin, Cello, Guitar, Piano

Music

Music Samples

“Ah Si Tu Savais”
Performed by Harris Milgrim and Katie Thompson, Accompanied by Sam Schoenberg, Blake Allen (viola). Recorded at The Cutting Studio, mixed by Anthony Spinnato.

“Green and Blue” Performed by Katie Thompson, Accompanied by Karen Dryer, Blake Allen (viola), Tara Hanish (cello). Recorded at The Cutting Studio, mixed by Anthony Spinnato.

“Life’s Delirium”
Performed by Autumn Hurlbert and Katie Thompson, Accompanied by Sam Schoenberg, Blake Allen (viola), Tara Hanish (cello). Recorded at The Cutting Studio, mixed by Anthony Spinnato.

"Not A Mother Woman”
Performed by David Michael Garry, accompanied by Karen Dryer, mixed by Avi Amon

History

March 15, 2015: Teresa and book-writer/lyricist Sarah Rebell debuted an excerpt from their brand new musical THE AWAKENING at Musical Theatre Factory's 4x15 featuring Katie Thompson! The 4x15 presentation was directed by
Jen Wineman and music directed by Karen Dryer.

Monday, October 26, 2015, 8pm: Musical Theatre Factory presented a reading of the first act of THE AWAKENING (Book and Lyrics by Sarah Rebell, Music by Teresa Lotz) featuring Katie Thompson, directed by Celine Rosenthal and music directed by Sam Schoenberg.

January 2016: Demos released!

June 19-20, 2016: Katie Thompson leads a developmental workshop  at Playwrights Horizons as part of Musical Theatre Factory’s Residency program. The presentation was directed by Tony-Nominee Celine Rosenthal, music directed by Katya Stanislavska, Stage Managed by Liz Ann Howell. Featuring Katie Thompson, Gavriel Savit, Mary Jo McConnell, Joshua Robinson, Trevor St. John Gilbert, Stephanie Umoh, Jason Veasey, and Ames McNamara. Band: Blake Allen (Violin), Tara Hanish (Cello), Kevin Hoffman (Guitar)