By Courtney Nichols
At least it's not Disney. While attempting to be as different as possible, Spring Awakening is a stereotypical coming-of-age Broadway musical that is awkwardly acted and just as awkward to watch. The play, strangely set in 1890s Germany, attempts to fit every possible teenage rebellion story into a two-hour rock opera. If nothing else, at least one can say they saw teenage boobs, PG sex and a man masturbating in front of middle-schoolers. As author and lyricist Stephen Sator aptly noted, “this is not a Sondheim musical.” Thanks be to God for that—if it were, Sondheim might just shit himself.
Rating: Bad sex, cheap drugs, and rock ‘n roll.
Wednesday, December 13, 2006