This original Broadway production about teenagers discovering their sexuality and the problems that come with that, won Best Musical and featured a star-studded cast including Jonathan Groff and Lea Michelle. More…
Based on Frank Wedekind's play of the same name, Spring Awakening depicts a dozen young people making their way through the thrilling, complicated and mysterious time of sexual awakening.
See it if Interesting concept. Some parts work better than others. The music is great. The singing is wonderful, the acting is not.
Don't see it if it's bare bones to the bare bones. The story is dated. The new production is way better, more exciting and moving.
See it if You want to take your teenager to a more important, relevant musical.
Don't see it if You dislike rock musicals or can't talk to your teenager about sex.
See it if you want to see a modern, well written production, excellent choreography, and an up and coming cast of future stars
Don't see it if you want a traditional experience or are sensitive to sexual situations
See it if Saw it off then on Bway. New stars John Gallagher, Jr., (Tony award), Jonathan Groff, (Tony nomination), Lea Michele, (Glee). Great score.
Don't see it if You are prudish, hate rock, like modern stories.
See it if you enjoy seeing the boundaries of musical theatre pushed / you understand the value of theatre to explore the uncomfortable
Don't see it if you are uncomfortable with frank explorations of controversial topics / you dislike rock musicals.
See it if Every reason. Touch me... so many young artists, soon to be discovered (Groff, Michele, Gallagher, Astin). Duncan Sheik!
Don't see it if See it
See it if enjoy well written musicals, definitely one of Duncan Sheik's best work.
Don't see it if you are sensitive to coming of age/sexuality subject matter.
See it if you are a fan of Duncan Sheik's music and want to see a new approach to musical theater.
Don't see it if you are offended by teenagers' sexual thoughts, desires, and actions.
See it if You wanted loud singing and no pathos in a ruination of an amazing original source text
Don't see it if you don't want the above. I just wrote this to show how incredible the revival is comparatively :P
See it if emotional story telling in a musical is the thing that drives you, along with powerful singing and staging. a must see
Don't see it if talk of sex bothers you http://frontmezzjunkies.com/2015/09/18/all-shall-know-the-wonder-of-spring-awakening/
See it if You love Duncan Sheik's score and are in your teens.
Don't see it if You can't stand goofy, melodramatic dialogue...albeit that dialogue ensconced in extraordinarily beautiful music performed by an epic cast.
See it if I saw the original, and this revival was better. The casting choices made the show work in a deeper and more meaningful way. Piercing.
Don't see it if ...you are Darth Vader.
See it if It should be a requirement that every high school student see this show with his or her parents at least once
Don't see it if You think puberty is stupid and don’t want to see a show about a bunch of teenagers.
Also This is the teenager show that everyone need
See it if this was a stunning, moving, difficult piece of theatre worthy of all its accolades. Smart, intense, dark, unforgettable.
Don't see it if Not for young kids. If you can't suspend disbelief for the incongruous modern rock numbers in a 19th century school.