(Asbury Park, NJ) -- ReVision Theatre is pleased to announce the cast and creative team of the N.J. Regional Debut of Spring Awakening. This stellar cast features Billy Lewis (Spring Awakening Nat'l Tour, ReVision's Tommy), Elena Ricardo (Bring It On the Musical), Noah Zachary (Dear Edwina, Tommy), Hannah Shankman (Bway Hair, Rent Nat'l Tour), Teddy Toye (Lysistrata Jones), Renee Bang Allen (B'way Company), Spiro Galiatsatos (Altar Boyz, ReVision's Hair, Full Monty ), Spencer Kiely (High School Musical), Jonny Beauchamp (Pinkalicious), Travis Mitchell (Spring Awakening Nat'l Tour), Shira Elias (ReVision's Rocky Horror, Xanadu) and Chelsea Zeno (ReVision's Kingdom, Nickelodeon's Story Time Live Nat'l Tour).
Carlos Armesto (DisOriented, ReVision's Kingdom, Tommy) will direct, with choreography by Elisabetta Spuria (ReVision's Hair, Tommy), and Musical Direction by Michael Thomas Murray (ReVision's Kingdom, Tommy, The Bikinis, Rocky Horror, Xanadu).
The Spring Awakening creative team includes, Steven Kemp (Set Design), Sarita Fellows (Costume), Jake DeGroot (Lighting), and Karoline Budna (Sound Design).
Spring Awakening is a rock musical adaptation of the controversial 1891 German play of the same title by Frank Wedekind. It features music by Duncan Sheik and a book and lyrics by Steven Sater. Set in late 19th century Germany, it concerns teenagers who are discovering the inner and outer tumult of sexuality. The original play was banned for some time due to it's portrayal of abortion, homosexuality, rape, child abuse and teen suicide. In the musical, alternative rock is employes as part of the folk infused rock score. Spring Awakening received eleven Tony Award nominations, winning eight including Tony's for best musical, direction, book, score and featured actor. The show also won four Drama Desk Awards while its London production won four Olivier Awards.
As always, ReVision audiences should expect a newly charged and intensely provocative take on this extrordinary piece of musical theatre. This production is not to be missed!
Spring Awakening opens on August 4 and runs through August 28 at The Carousel House located at 700 Ocean Avenue on the boardwalk in Asbury Park.
Tickets and season subscriptions are on sale now! www.revisiontheatre.org or by phone 732-455-3059 or at a ReVision Theatre ticket outlet, Flying Saucers Retro Kitchenware, 659 Cookman Ave, in Asbury Park. Please consider buying your season tickets in advance as you will receive the greatest discounts.
ReVision Theatre is a professional regional Equity theatre company dedicated to producing invigorating theatre with a fresh new perspective reaching the diverse community of Asbury Park and beyond. ReVision Theatre produces reinventions of previously produced classics, overlooked or forgotten work in a new way, and new work with a fresh voice. ReVision Theatre produces readings, workshops, cabarets, concerts, and main stage productions. ReVision Theatre is a not for profit 501(c) (3) organization.