Last Sunday, I went with one of my friends to see Spring Awakening. We were already familiar with the soundtrack and were desperate to see it before its closing date (January 18th). We stood in line for two hours in the freezing cold to get discounted tickets with my student ID, through the student rush promotion. It was well worth it: we fifth on line, and we got front row seats for $27 a ticket! The view was partially obstructed, but that only affected the experience at two times during the show.
The plot and theme of Spring Awakening are rather risque...it's basically about a group of stifled teenagers growing up in the late nineteenth century in Germany who are exploring their sexuality. I do NOT recommend it for children under the age of 14 or so...
The three main characters are Melchior, his sort-of lover Wendla, and their childhood friend Moritz. Melchior is played by Hunter Parrish of Weeds, who is both beautiful to look at and to listen to. Wendla, played by Alexandra Socha, was very good as well, her voice more than her acting. However the audience completely fell in love with Moritz, played by Gerard Canonico, whose acting was both amusing and heart-wrenching. One of the smaller parts who I found to be incredible was Ilse, played by Emma Hunton. Her voice sent chills down my spine, and her acting was entirely believable as well.
To find out more about the show and the student rush promotion, go to:
I promise it is worth your while. Do everything in your power to see this show before it leaves Broadway.