A revival of the Tony Award-winning rock musical about teenagers discovering the tumult of sexuality, is presented by Deaf West, performed in both American Sign Language and spoken English. More…
Rebellious teenagers take a provocative journey from adolescence to adulthood in this powerful celebration of self-discovery in oppressive times. A rock musical adaptation of the 1892 German play of the same title by Frank Wedekind. It will be performed simultaneously in American Sign Language and spoken (and sung) English. With a score by Duncan Sheik, this story of youth and sexuality seeks to awaken audience passion.
See it if you like rock musicals about teens. To me, the plot and songs were unappealing. Interesting approach to include deaf actors on stage.
Don't see it if you're sensitive to loud sound. Weird juxtaposition of old story with modern music. This just didn't work for me.
See it if intelligent innovative staging. Music is still banal and derivative, the story dated. But this production covers it up well in shiny clothes
Don't see it if the staging can be a bit confusing at first but becomes easy to follow in no time
See it if You want to see an original adaptation that has never been done before on stage.
Don't see it if You are looking for a feel good musical with memorable songs or story.
See it if you are a fan of the music, if you'd like to see an innovative take on the musical, you think ASL is an exquisite, dance-like communication
Don't see it if the original turned you off, you don't like loud music, you find double casting and abstract staging too confusing
See it if You want a new interpretation of a classic musical. You want to hear great music.
Don't see it if You want great acting. You remember the original production.
See it if you like historic, coming-of-age stories and shows with profound themes.
Don't see it if you don't like musicals. (I saw the Deaf West production and found it confusing at times with the integration of deaf and hearing actors.)
See it if You're interested in seeing a very different musical staging of a very good musical involving deaf actors.
Don't see it if You disliked the original production of Spring Awakening. This production won't necessarily make you like it any better.
See it if you enjoy a clever, inclusive approach to theatre which is emotionally charged and resounding in multiple ways.
Don't see it if you did not like the music in the original, you're heartless and find ASL distracting and reading subtitles from the blackboard annoying.
See it if you want to see something effortlessly incorporating sign language and English. If you like indie rock driven scores and darker themes.
Don't see it if you're looking for a feel-good musical. Not a show for teens/younger kids to see with their parents because of the edgy content.
See it if you'd enjoy a groundbreaking production of an established Broadway hit. The sign language adds depth and feeling to the experience for all.
Don't see it if you can't get to New York by Jan 24, 2016.
See it if you enjoy a reimaging of an already groundbreaking production; the addition of ASL took this show to a new level
Don't see it if you want a classical musical or want a light-hearted experience
See it if you adore sensitive, intelligent lyrics and book and exquisitely beautiful music, including alternative rock, well staged and performed.
Don't see it if you dislike historical musicals, explicit adolescent hetero- and homosexual sensuality, or challenge to Lutheranism/conservative religion.
See it if you are a fan of the original and want to see the story retold in a way that makes it fresh. I was blown away by this interpretation.
Don't see it if you are bringing young kids. But I wish everyone over the age of 17 could have seen this groundbreaking production
See it if Wow. I think it was better than the original. I want to learn sign language now.
Don't see it if You can't absorb coming of age complexity.
See it if you are excited about innovate ways to present musical theatre / you liked the original / you are open to a different kind of theatre
Don't see it if you don’t like loud shows / you are easily overstimulated
See it if the concept of sign language incorporated into a show appeals to you.
Don't see it if you don't like the show, puberty/sex is an uncomfortable subject.
See it if You're a fan of Spring Awakening and are open to seeing some really cool creative choices made with it.
Don't see it if You did not like the original production. The core of the show has not changed. You want something "family friendly"
See it if You like creatively designed and presented rock musicals with a terrific cast led by a fine direction and design
Don't see it if Don't want your mind, ears and eye engaged at the theater.
See it if you want to see how you can hear & see a musical performed on stage. ASL is performed brilliantly by both the deaf & hearing cast.
Don't see it if you can't handle a busy production or appreciate how ASL can beautifully performed to make it look like it was part of the choreography.
See it if you are looking for a show that is very relevant to young people but can give interesting perspectives everyone. This show is partly in ASL.
Don't see it if subjects such as sex, rape, child cruelty, and nudity make you too unconfortable.