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Spring Awakening (Original Broadway Production)

Members say: Absorbing, Edgy, Thought-provoking, Intense, Great acting
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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.

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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.


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Exquisite, Profound, Resonant, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You love rock opera and stories about growing up.

Don't see it if You don't want to feel sad.

Absorbing, Disappointing, Entertaining

See it if you like the music

Don't see it if you like classic musical theatre

Intense, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Great writing, Great singing

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.

Relevant, Great writing, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging

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

Edgy, Intense, Thought-provoking, Resonant

See it if you secretly have an angsty teenager still inside you. Or if you are one still. And like rock-style musicals.

Don't see it if you're offended by talk of sex. Or foul language. Or kids growing up.

Refreshing, Resonant, Entertaining

See it if you like a play about youths growing up.

Don't see it if were expecting a warm, fuzzy feel good show.

Original, Absorbing, Edgy, Thought-provoking, Entertaining

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.

Original, Absorbing, Edgy, Thought-provoking, Profound

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.

Original, Refreshing, Relevant, Great score, Energized

See it if You like contemporary approaches to musical theatre. Refreshingly relevant update of a work from 1891. Great score, disappointing 2nd act.

Don't see it if You're not mature enough to handle sexual scenes involving teens, you don't like contemporary musicals.

Absorbing, Edgy, Resonant, Great music

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.

Original, Absorbing, Edgy, Thought-provoking, Refreshing

See it if enjoy rock music, want to think.

Don't see it if don't like stories about teen angst. Don't like profanity.

Ambitious, Edgy, Intelligent, Intense, Great score

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.

Original, Absorbing, Ambitious, Relevant, Great staging

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.

Original, Absorbing, Resonant, Wonderful score, 3 star making performances

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.

Absorbing, Enchanting, Great acting, Masterful, Great staging

See it if You like theater.

Don't see it if You lack any sense of wonder.

Clever, Cliched, Entertaining, Great singing

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.

Original, Romantic, Overrated

See it if you like coming of age stories. Good music, good performances.

Don't see it if you want a production that is a little more engaging and inspiring. Good show, not a great production.

Beautiful, Intense, Masterful, Profound, Elegiac

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 are Darth Vader.

Original, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if You enjoy modern musicals.

Don't see it if You are looking for a conventional Broadway musical.


See it if Beautifully staged revival by Deaf West Theatre. I was never a fan of this musical. Lovely acting and movement.

Don't see it if You were not a fan.

Clever, Intelligent, Entertaining

See it if want to see a creative production with hearing and deaf actors.

Don't see it if you don't like modern musicals.

Indulgent, Banal, Excruciating, Cliched, Overrated

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

Great acting, Disappointing, Overrated

See it if See the one that's currently on Broadway- it's incredible and more meaningful compared to this one.

Don't see it if Same as above.

Ambitious, Edgy, Must see, Profound, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy modern musicals

Don't see it if You are easily upset

Absorbing, Clever, Edgy, Great acting, Masterful

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