I almost jumped out of my seat upon hearing that some of the cast members of Spring Awakening would drop by Mellow947. Being a theatre enthusiast, I always look forward to local adaptations of musicals that have made it big in Broadway and West End. Atlantis Productions Inc. which is now on it’s 10th year, has successfully staged numerous award-winning musicals like Avenue Q, Hairspray, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and Rent.
The Spring Awakening musical is based on the play by Frank Wedekind. If my memory serves me right, Narnia’s Anna Popplewell (Susan Pevensie) portrayed Wendla in her university’s theatre group production of the straight play. On Broadway, the role was originated by Glee’s Lea Michele (Rachel Berry). Another interesting fact is that the music is by renowned singer and composer, Duncan Sheik.
Spring Awakening will be staged at the Carlos P. Romulo auditorium from September 25 to October 19, 2009 and will be directed by Chari Arespacochaga. The cast includes Cheska Inigo, Jett Pangan, Sitti Navarro, Miguel Mendoza, Joaquin Valdes (Melchior) and Kelly Lati (Wendla).