Saturday, March 22, 2008

Spring Awakening

**** 1/2 (out of 5 stars)
Eugene O'Neill

My buddy and I were going to do the Wicked lotto but the line was seriously about 200 teenagers long so we were like fuck that shit. We decided to do SRO at Spring Awakening instead ($27.00...easy). The production is holding up quite wonderfully after 515 performances. Lea Michele and Jonathan Groff are still glorious. I'm still obsessed with mega-talented Jonathan B. Wright. And the new guys are turning the shit out old school (Blake Bashoff as Moritz is kinda insane and our two adults- Glenn Fleshler and Frances Mercanti-Anthony- are hysterical one scene and scary the next). Damn I love this show. One complaint: Who are the singers dressed up like Rent cast members upstage right and left? Pit singers? Understudies? They kept pulling focus with all of their look-at-me American Idol gyrating.

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