PHOTO CALL: A First Look at Spring Awakening, With Billy Lewis and Elena Ricardo, in New Jersey

News   PHOTO CALL: A First Look at Spring Awakening, With Billy Lewis and Elena Ricardo, in New Jersey The Re-Vision Theatre production of the Tony Award-winning musical Spring Awakening, featuring Billy Lewis, Elena Ricardo and Noah Zachary, began performances Aug. 4 in Asbury Park, NJ.

Carlos Armesto directs the production that will run through Aug. 28 at the Carousel House. Spring Awakening is choreographed by Elisabetta Spuria with musical direction by Michael Thomas Murray.

Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik co-wrote the musical based on the 1891 play by Frank Wedekind. Sater authored the Tony-winning book and lyrics to Spring Awakening, which has music by Grammy and Tony-winning singer-songwriter Sheik.

Lewis, a veteran of the Spring Awakening national tour, plays Melchior, with Ricardo (Bring It On! The Musical) as Wendla and Zachary (Dear Edwina) as Moritz.

Here's a first look at the show:

The cast also includes Taleen Dersdepanian as Ilse, Teddy Toye (Lysistrata Jones) as Otto, Renee Bang Allen (Company) as Adult Female, Spiro Galiatsatos (Altar Boyz) as Hanschen, Spencer Kiely (High School Musical) as Ernst, Jonny Beauchamp (Pinkalicious) as Georg, Travis Mitchell (Spring Awakening) as Adult Male, Shira Elias (Hair at ReVision) as Martha and Chelsea Zeno (ReVision’s Kingdom) as Anna.

Designing Spring Awakening are Steven Kemp (set design), Sarita Fellows (costume design), Jake DeGroot (lighting design) and Karoline Budna (sound design).

Spring Awakening won eight 2007 Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The original Broadway production of Spring Awakening featured direction by Michael Mayer and choreography by Bill T. Jones.

Songs featured in the Tony-winning score are "All That's Known," "And Then There Were None," "Blue Wind/Don't Do Sadness," "Left Behind," "Mamma Who Bore Me," "My Junk, "The Bitch of Living," "The Dark I Know Well," "The Guilty Ones," "The Song of Purple Summer," "The Word of Your Body," "Those You've Known," "Totally Fucked," "Touch Me," "Whispering" and "The Mirror-Blue Night."

For tickets phone (732) 455-3059 or visit ReVisionTheatre.

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