Future looking bright for Siena Heights theater studentWritten by John Dorsey | | email@example.com
Lucas Wells will soon be singing a different tune. The Lambertville, Mich., resident was recently cast as an ensemble member/understudy in the national tour of the Tony Award-Winning musical “Spring Awakening.”
Wells landed the gig by first creating an audition video, singing Ashley Parker Angel’s “Soundtrack to Your Life” to the show’s creative staff. About a month later the show’s casting director called and invited him to audition on Broadway. After seven auditions over a four-day period, Wells was offered a spot in the cast for the play’s first national tour
Wells, who just completed his sophomore year as a theater/speech and communications major at Siena Heights University, began acting in high school.
“The only reason I auditioned for my first production because they were doing a play that was a favorite of my mother’s,” Wells said.
The 2006 graduate of Bedford High School has since appeared in productions of “Footloose”, “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”, “Into the Woods” and in the Croswell Opera House’s upcoming production of “Titanic,” which is set to run June 13-15 and 19-22.
In addition to being cast in “Spring Awakening,” Wells was recently signed by Nancy Carson of the Carson-Adler Talent Agency.
“I asked one of my teachers about how you go about getting an agent and he made a call for me to his agent and I ended up getting signed. So much is happening right now, I don’t know what my future is going to hold, particularly as far as school is concerned. Right now I’ve decided to continue taking classes online. Both my family and everyone at Siena Heights have been so supportive.”
Wells recently made the move to New York, where he plans to aggressively pursue a number of audition opportunities. He will be on tour with “Spring Awakening” for a full year. Rehearsals will begin in July. The play is set to open in San Francisco in September and then move to different venues around the country, as well as dates in Toronto.
“This is been something I’ve wanted for a long time, but I never really thought of doing musical theater as a career choice, mainly because I didn’t think it was a realistic possibility, but here I am getting to start my career. I feel like I’ve gotten to achieve something already at such a young age that almost nobody gets to.”