4/7/09

Kyle Riabko returns to Spring Awakening in Toronto!

This press release was just sent out, hot off the presses:

Canadian Kyle Riabko returns
to “Spring Awakening” on April 14

TORONTO (April 7, 2009) – The producers of “Spring Awakening” announced today that Saskatoon native and Toronto resident Kyle Riabko will return to “Spring Awakening” on April 14. Riabko plays the role of Melchior Gabor in the touring production of this eight-time Tony Award®-winning Broadway musical, which is playing Toronto’s Canon Theatre through April 19. After leaving Toronto, the show will continue on its North American tour (for a complete list of tour cities, visit www.SpringAwakening.com). Riabko had taken a short leave of absence from the show to shoot a television pilot for ABC.

KYLE RIABKO

Riabko, 21, joined the touring cast after debuting as Melchior on Broadway in May 2008. In addition, he has released a full-length record on Columbia and opened with performers such as John Mayer, Maroon 5, BB King and others. Riabko’s debut album, “The Parkdale Sessions,” is currently available. Prior to joining the Spring Awakening cast, Riabko starred as Milo in the Canadian hit "Instant Star" from the creators of “Degrassi: The Next Generation.” Additional information is available at his Web site at www.kyleriabko.com

“SPRING AWAKENING”

Set against the backdrop of a repressive and provincial late 19th century Germany, “Spring Awakening” tells the story of adolescent self-discovery and budding sexuality as seen through the eyes of three teenagers – Melchior, Moritz and Wendla. In a haunting and provocative story, “Spring Awakening” celebrates the journey from youth to adulthood.

Based on the 1891 Frank Wedekind play, “Spring Awakening” features an rock-inspired score by Duncan Sheik, book and lyrics by Steven Sater, direction by Michael Mayer and choreography by the award-winning Bill T. Jones.

For more information, visit www.springawakening.com.

14 comments:

Rhiannon said...

YAY! YAY! YAY! YAY! YAY! AHHHH I have been waiting for something like this to get posted! I cannot wait until he comes back. I love Doyle and everything but I miss Kyle! So happy that he will be able to do a few shows in Toronto seeing as how it's the only stop in Canada. I am a very proud Canadian, but unfortunately I live in Brandon Manitoba and Toronto would be a looooong drive for me to see the show. But it doesn't matter if I can see it there or not. I'm just happy for Kyle to be coming back!!!!! :D

Anonymous said...

POR QUEEEEE!!!!?!?!?!?!?!!?!??!!?
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!! Worst melchior EVER.

Anonymous said...

I'm torn. Me encanta Matt Doyle! :D <3
and I love Kyle Riabko too. I don't know whether to be happy or sad. I guess I could be both though.
Glad to hear Kyle's coming back--Sad to see Matt Doyle leaving.

Pun said...

Well, if you plan it right, you can see both in Toronto! Both are awesome and you can't go wrong.

Anonymous said...

I've seen both (Matt on BW and Kyle on tour) and they are both awesome!!!!!! I'm so happy Canada will get to see kyle too. Toronto is so lucky!!!! To see both is a good reason to take a road trip to Canada.(:

Anonymous said...

Yay, Kyle is back! I've missed him in the TotallyTrucked videos.

I'd have liked to see Matt, too (heard great things about him) but at least I know it'll be Kyle/Christy's "Word of Your Body" (my favorite combo!) Only 17 more days for me!

Anonymous said...

I am sooo happy! I bought tickets at the end of the run JUST TO SEE KYLE! I was crushed when I heard he wasnt gonna be there. GOOD NEWS!
:)

Anonymous said...

Now I'm torn, I was going to go see Dog Sees God on the 18th for their last run as but now I really want to see Riabko's Melchior. I can't be in Toronto any other day than the 18th and now I have to make a big decision.

Ryan said...

Lol, I love how a bio for Kyle and a mini summary of the setting/story of Spring Awakening are included when we all pretty much have the whole thing memorized.

I've only seen Kyle when you guys came to ASU Gammage in Arizona and I thought he was fantastic. Wish I could see them both so I could compare.

Anonymous said...

Will Kyle be in Philly???????

Anonymous said...

Im glad Kyle will be back with you all. i am sure you have missed him. I think before Matt leaves we need to have another video with him. maybe a special edition of Profile of the month (if kyle or Steffi doesn't mind sharing) or even just a extended hot minute. Not may tour people know much about our temp cast member, and all of the Broadway ones miss seeing his smiling face.. just a thought

Pun said...

Ha Ha Ryan, I know, that info is kinda redundant in this forum, but I just copied and pasted the press release, which assumes the audience knows nothing about us.

Anonymous: As of right now, yes, we have no reason to suspect otherwise.

Anonymous: Matt will be featured in a few upcoming vids, no worries. Not a profile of the month (he already answered fan's questions on the fansite when he was on Broadway), but you'll be seeing him, no worries. Check back tomorrow for an awesome pic of him a professional photographer took that you will want to blow up to poster-size if you could...

Pun said...

Whoops, did I say tomorrow? I meant Tuesday. We got somethin' else planned for tomorrow's blog post...

Anonymous said...

Well, I've seen Perry Sherman (tour understudy) and Matt Doyle (twice) in Toronto (plus Jonathan Groff on Broadway). And now you're making me go back *again* to see Kyle Riabko. You sneaky Spring Awakening tour people, tempting Torontonians with multitudinous Melchiors...

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MILWAUKEE, WI
10/06/09 - 10/11/09
Uihlein Hall Marcus Center For The Performing Arts
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KANSAS CITY, MO
10/13/09 - 10/18/09
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SAN JOSE, CA
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San Jose Center for the Performing Arts/BroadwaySanJose
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SACRAMENTO, CA
Nov 4-15, 2009
Sacramento Community Center,
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Orange County Performing Arts Center
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HERSHEY, PA
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Hershey Theatre
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CINCINNATTI, OH
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Aronoff Center
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FORT MYERS, FL
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Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
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Belk Theatre, Blumenthal Performing Arts Center
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ROCHESTER, NY
Feb 9-14, 2010
Auditorium Theatre, Rochester Broadway League
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Bushnell Performing Arts Center
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DPAC, Durham Performing Arts Center
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Fabulous Fox Theatre
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3011 W. Grand Boulevard Detroit, MI 48202
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MIAMI, FL
May 11-16, 2010
Arsht Center
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ORLANDO, FL
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Carr Performing Arts Center
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