Spring Awakening (2009)

Hankuk: 스프링 어웨이크닝
Show dates: July 4, 2009 to January 10, 2011
Duration: 95 minutes
Venue: Doosan Art Center, Seoul
Writer:  Frank Wedekind
Director: Kim Min Jung
Music & Lyrics: Dunca Sheik
Producer: Park Yong Ho (Musical Heaven) and CJ Entertainment

Based on the 1891 Frank Wedekind’s controversial German play of the same title, the musical with music by Duncan Sheik and book and lyrics by Steven Sater deals with taboo subjects as teenage pregnancy, sexual and physical abuse, homosexuality, abortion and teen suicide.
The plot focuses on a group of teenagers coming of age and their questions and curiosity. Central to the story are Wendla, a young girl who wants to know “where babies come from”; Moritz, an intense young man kept awake at night by dreams he considers disturbing; and the extremely intelligent Melchior, who has gleaned information from books and assures Moritz his dreams are perfectly natural.

Kim Mu Yeol as Melchior
Cho Jung Seok as Moritz
Kim Yu Young as Wendla
Kang Ha Neul as Ernst
Kim Dong Hyun as Hansen
Yoon Suk Won as Georg

The 15th Korea Musical Awards: Best Actor: Kim Mu Yeol
The 15th Korea Musical Award: Best Supporting Actor: Cho Jung Seok
The 15th Korea Musical Award: Ensemble Award
The 4th Musical Award: Best Foreign Musical Award
The 4th Musical Award: best Supporting Actor: Cho Jung Seok

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March 24, 2009

Spring Awakening Here in July

Anticipation is heightening as the Korean rendition of “Spring Awakening,” which made its debut on Broadway in December 2007, was briefly showcased in Seoul Monday. The Korean version of the Tony Award-winning musical will be put on stage for the ... Read More »

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