Next Melchior in Spring Awakening is...

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Next Melchior in Spring Awakening is...#1
Posted: 4/20/08 at 1:27am
So, this evening I attended a Hanson (yes that Hanson) concert in Royal Oak, MI. One of the opening bands was Stephen Kellog and the Sixers and they have a lead guitarist named Kyle Riabko. It was his last night because he is leaving to join the cast of a certain Broadway show called "Spring Awakening". I was curious so I stopped by to say hi after the show and find out what character he'd be playing and he confirmed that he will be playing Melchior. Just though you all might be interested in hearing this. This is his website:

http://www.kyleriabko.com/
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re: Next Melchior in Spring Awakening is...

I also managed to snag a photo with him.

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He's hot. Haha. This is exciting news!
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I will wait for an official announcement but it works out with the timing.

a new Wendla will be chosen by the end of the month, as well.

Good luck Kyle.
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Posted: 4/20/08 at 1:29am
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I heard that Gerard is the new Moritz and Alex is the new Wendla, and it wsa through a friend. But who knows where she heard it. But, she has been right with all of the previous SA replacement announcements.
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That's interesting news. One of his songs was a free download on iTunes a couple of years ago. I think he was 17, and the song is called "Do You Right." Haha
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How long until his website comes down due to getting slammed by all the SA fan kiddos? re: Next Melchior in Spring Awakening is...
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maya - Alex Matteo or Alex Socha??
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Posted: 4/20/08 at 1:51am
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Haha.

And it's Alex Socha.
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that's too bad.

Alex Matteo would be a wonderful breath of fresh air as Wendla and the girl can act her face off.
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The SA fangirls know about him already....except its only said that he will be a new ensemble/understudy.

But Hanson? Really?
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Really??

This is interesting news.
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You can't start a thread called "The next Mechoir" and then have the first sentance say "Hanson". You almost gave me a heart attack.
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re: Next Melchior in Spring Awakening is...#15
Posted: 4/20/08 at 10:33am
Haha, I'm so sorry I gave you heart attack. No, no Hanson's will be in Spring Awakening. I was a fan of theirs like 12 years ago. They put on a great show.

And Drama, I'm only going by what he said after the show last night. It could be wrong information or he could be understudying the role but he said he was going to be playing that role.

I don't even love Spring Awakening that much, but I thought it was interesting info.
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re: Next Melchior in Spring Awakening is...#16
Posted: 4/20/08 at 11:10am
Alex Matteo = life. You are right about how good she is.
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re: Next Melchior in Spring Awakening is...#17
Posted: 4/20/08 at 11:11am
i love Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers!
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re: Next Melchior in Spring Awakening is...#18
Posted: 4/20/08 at 11:20am
Ok first off I LOVE you for having gone to a Hanson concert!!! hehe, I am going to the one in Northhampton Mass. next Friday- SO stoked re: Next Melchior in Spring Awakening is...

Oh and Stephen Kellog and the Sixers sound SO awesome


aaand, he is hott. <3 He looks maybe a liil bit oldish to be playing Melchi, but like, as long as he's a good actor that's cool! But seriously, dang. He's gorgeous.



(and SINCE we have Hanson mentioned in the context of Broadway- I have been wishing for a long time now that they'd compose a show, because it would be amazing. And heck, I'd even say that Zac would sound super pretty doing singing the SA score- which he would- but I've been a fan long enough to know that those boys cannot act worth anything hehe. It's part of their charm re: Next Melchior in Spring Awakening is... But yeah, if it weren't for that I'd freak SO much if Zac or even Tay were to do Spring Awakening!)
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Posted: 4/20/08 at 11:22am
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re: Next Melchior in Spring Awakening is...#20
Posted: 4/20/08 at 11:26am
^THAT would be awesome re: Next Melchior in Spring Awakening is...

I think I mostly just want to hear Zac sing Left Behind because that would be sooo gorgeous
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Posted: 4/20/08 at 11:29am
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re: Next Melchior in Spring Awakening is...#22
Posted: 4/20/08 at 12:48pm
i think hes cute too and his voice really good. hope he can act now. good luck and congratulations to him.
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re: Next Melchior in Spring Awakening is...#23
Posted: 4/20/08 at 12:58pm
"Looks almost too old."

According to his website, he just turned 20, which makes him a few years younger than Jonathan Groff.
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Posted: 4/20/08 at 1:01pm
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