A list of ways I will sort “Spring Awakening” into my memory:
It’s a pretty unique theater experience, one that combines a modern soundtrack with 1890s wardrobe and English language with intensely Germanic names. It’s a teen story through and through. Many adult characters are portrayed by only two adult actors, and we see them, mostly, as kids see them: strict, dominating, abusive, ignorant, rarely sympathetic. We see the light and dark teen stories — puberty, flirtation, discovery, love, abuse, suicide, abortion — in full passion. Meanwhile: it’s all catchy.
This is not a show for everybody – the “mature audiences” warning is deeply serious — but I’m glad to know it won Tony awards for best musical, best book and best score in 2007.
Did you see “Spring Awakening” at the Fox? What did you think of it?
Here’s a video montage from the most raucous number in the show, a song with a title I’m not allowed to type here. Enjoy!
Want to go? “Spring Awakening” runs through March 14. $25-$66. Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. N.E. 404-881-2100, www.foxtheatre.org.
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