PHOTO CALL: Spring Awakening Rocks in Melbourne

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The Tony Award-winning rock musical Spring Awakening makes its Melbourne debut at the National Theatre. The production is staged by members of the Young Australian Broadway Chorus.

Robert Coates directs the musical by Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik, 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.

Here is a first look at the show:

The young cast features Aleksa Kurbalija as Melchior, Liam Maguire as Moritz, Shannen Chin-Quan as Wendla, Berni Harrison-Goudge as Ilse, Georgia Treu as Martha, Amelia Wilson as Anna, Chloe Wilson as Thea, Wilson Brown as Hanschen, Nikolas Mitchell as Otto, Nicholas Kyriacou as Georg and Rhys James as Ernst.

Ensemble members include Kristen Mihalos, Karissa Taylor, Rachel Lee, Francesca O'Donnell, Veronica Wnuk, Stephanie James, James Leone, Joshua Mulcahy, Mitchell Ralston, Barnaby Reiter and Daniel Ridolfi.


A new Australian creative team takes a fresh look at the musical. Designing the production are Claude Marcos (set design), Jennifer McKenzie (costume design), Stephen Agisilaou (choreographer) and Matthew Frank (music director).

Spring Awakening plays a limited Melbourne run through Feb. 5. For tickets visit

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