SPRING AWAKENING To 'Sprout' New Production In Philippines Starting 9/09

Atlantis Productions, a bi-continental, multi-media Production Company has announced they will create a bold new production of the Tony Winning hit musical Spring Awakening for a Philippines based mounting in September 2009. Auditions for the young cast are being held now. For more information on the coming production click here.

Atlantis Productions engages in creative consulting and educational media development. API has offices in Canada and the Philippines, and promotes continuing cooperation between the two countries.

After an amazing run from Off-Broadway sleeper to Tony © Award-, winning Best Musical Spring Awakening, the groundbreaking musical hit celebrated it's 2nd Annniversary on Broadway, Wednesday, December 10, 2008.

This fall marked the launch of the First National Touring Company, which premiered at the Curran Theatre in San Francisco and just completed an engagement in Los Angeles at the Ahmanson Theatre.The tour's upcoming schedule includes Tempe, AZ, Chicago, Boston, Tampa, Philadelphia, St. Louis, and Washington, DC among many other stops and is currently booked through the end of 2009. International productions are set in 2009 for London, Vienna, Toronto, Helsinki, and Seoul.

Spring Awakening broke barriers when it opened off Broadway at the Atlantic Theatre and then subsequently moved to Broadway and its home at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre.

When Spring Awakening closes on January 18, it will have played 859 performances and 29 previews. Its eight 2007 Tony© Awards, including Best Musical, made Spring Awakening one of the biggest Tony winners in the past decade. In addition to the Tony Award wins, Spring Awakening won four Drama Desk Awards, three Outer Critics Circle Awards, and the NY Drama Critics Award for Best Musical, the Drama League award for Distinguished Production of a Musical, and the 2008 Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album, among other notable citations.

September of this year marked yet another milestone for the show, as it was the first Broadway show to be invited by iTunes to record a 'LIVE from SoHo' concert at the Apple Store/Soho, which was released exclusively on iTunes. Also in September, the Spring Awakening companion book, 'Spring Awakening In The Flesh" was released by Simon & Schuster.

Spring Awakening's current performance schedule is as follows: Tuesday & Sunday at 7 pm, Wednesday-Saturday at 8 pm, Matinees on Saturday and Sunday at 2pm. For information and tickets, call Telecharge.com at 212 239-6200.

The musical is playing at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre, 230 West 49th Street. For more information visit, www.springawakening.com

API's first production, under the auspices of The Little Engine Film Society of Vancouver, a non-profit feature film forum, was the short film "Portrait of a Lady on a Balcony," aired nationally in the US and Canada. Atlantis also has a publishing division called Atlantis manuscripts and has published the children's book WINDOWS IN THE SKY. Atlantis Manuscripts is also currently developing the Philippines' first educational-audio reading center for blind dyslexic children. The Reading Room will provide a complementary venue for the development of the visually challenged child's reading skills.

Atlantis Productions remains committed to the promotion of material that furthers the educational and emotional development of the individual via a high-standard format. Atlantis is also currently one of the investors in the Off-Broadway musical TICK! TICK! BOOM! with music and lyrics by Jonathan Larson.

Atlantis Productions premiere theatrical venture was the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical RENT (which also played in Singapore in February 2001 and a repeat in Manila in October 2001). This was followed by the Pulitzer Prize-winning HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE by Paula Vogel, and a revival of the classic rock opera JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, the Off-Broadway rock musical HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award Winning play PROOF by David Auburn, Jonathan Larson's TICK TICK BOOM, THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW by Richard O'Brien, DREAMGIRLS by Henry Krieger and Tom Eyen, URINETOWN, the Musical by Greg Kotis and Mark Hollman, BABY the Musical by Sybille Pearson, David Shire and Richard Maltby, Jr., Anne Nelson's THE GUYS, Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, and recently John Patrick Shanley's DOUBT. API's future productions include AIDA.






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