My friend Shagun had heard that is was a good show and asked if anyone wanted to go. Theatre? Count me in!
I did not know anything about the story line of the play. Then this week when I was watching the premiere of Beverly Hills 90210 2.0 the students were preparing for their high school musical which happened to be Spring Awakening. Now I was intrigued. The play we had already bought tickets for was hip enough to be featured in the most highly anticipated new show of the fall television season? Hmmmm.
So I immediately went to the iTunes music store to see what I could find out. The musical features the music of pop/rock artist Duncan Sheik. Wait, I own some of Duncan Sheik's music. Now I was getting really excited!
The play which is set in 1890 Germany manages to cover almost every hot button topic of the moment from teen sex, suicide, abortion, and homosexuality.
I don't know why I didn't bother to go to the plays official website which apparently had the disclaimer alerting the viewer that the show had some nudity. So imagine my surprise when suddenly I was questioning if I was seeing what I thought I was seeing down on the stage.
The music was great and I will be promptly heading out to buy the soundtrack which won the 2008 Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album.
On a side note, the show was so good the building shook. Halfway through the show a 4.0 magnitude earthquake briefly jolted the building.
The Song Of The Day - Mama Who Bore Me by the Cast of Spring Awakening