Eight-time Tony award-winning musical, SPRING AWAKENING returns to Melbourne in January

Eight-time Tony Award-winning musical Spring Awakening returns to Melbourne from January 12 – 21, 2023 for a limited season at the Meat Market, North Melbourne. Presented by the Young Australian Broadway Chorus, Spring Awakening explores the journey from adolescence into adulthood through a compelling fusion of morality, sexuality and rock and roll.


Featuring an electrifying rock/pop score, Spring Awakening follows the lives of a group of adolescents as they navigate their entry into sexual awareness. This ground-breaking musical, driven by a score that creates a juxtaposition between the world of the play and the genre of music, touches on topics still relevant to today’s youth reflecting yesterday’s problems are still today’s concerns.

Musical Director Josh Mulchay accredits the story’s enduring relatability to the fact that Adolescents are still experiencing the same challenges they’ve always faced.

Mulchay, who featured in the cast of the Melbourne Premiere of Spring Awakening in 2011 (also presented by Young Australian Broadway Chorus) says of working on the show once more:

I remember the musical feeling topical in 2011 but was surprised by how relevant it still is in 2022. Spring Awakening connects with a wide audience… adolescents today, parents of adolescents today, and anyone who has experienced growing up being expected to have all the answers but lacking the life experience to navigate their path into adulthood.

The Young Australian Broadway Chorus, a division of Stage School Australia, has most recently presented sell-out seasons of Broadway hits CATS (2020), Les Misérables (2019) and Wicked (2018) at the National Theatre, as well as many previous productions including The Secret Garden (Southbank Theatre), Seussical (Malthouse Theatre), The Wizard of Oz (Union Theatre) and the Melbourne Premier  of Spring Awakening (National Theatre) in 2011.

Stage School Australia is one of Australia’s leading performing arts schools for young people. Established in 1984 as the Victorian Children’s Theatre, it is made up of the Young Australian Broadway Chorus, Australian Youth Theatre, Beginners OnStage, Australian Boys Dance Academy, Talent Company of Australia and The Costume and Staging Department. Stage School Australia has gained a reputation as a launching pad for the industry with alumni including James Majoos (Heartbreak High), Max McKenna (Jagged Little Pill) and James Frecheville (Animal Kingdom, Peaky Blinders).


Spring Awakening was first performed off-Broadway in 2006 with leading roles filled by stars including Lea Michele and Jonathan Groff. It was praised as “an unforgettable statement” by the NY Times and “the most gorgeous Broadway score this decade” by Entertainment Weekly.

Season Details

Venue: Meat Market| North Melbourne
Date: 12 – 21 Jan 2023

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