Thursday, June 7, 2012

Friday To-Do: 'Spring Awakening'

Posted By on Thu, Jun 7, 2012 at 7:48 AM

Garrett Houston and Jessica Smith star in Spring Awakening.
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  • Garrett Houston and Jessica Smith star in "Spring Awakening."

'SPRING AWAKENING'
7:30 p.m. The Weekend Theater. $16-$20.

Adolescence is a bummer. You feel uncomfortable and moody all the time. Your body's all weird and there are all of these new, strange feelings you've got to negotiate. To top it all off, your parents and teachers and other grownups are mostly jerks who don't understand what you're going through and why can't they just get off your case and let you do what you want? Jeez!

"Spring Awakening" is a rock musical — based on an earlier work by German proto-expressionist playwright Frank Wedekind — that deals with this awkward time in three young peoples' lives. Wendla, Melchior and Moritz all struggle to navigate this new, foreign terrain and the adults in their lives aren't too helpful, as they avoid uncomfortable topics. The updated version won eight Tonys in 2007, and is pretty frank in its portrayal of teenage sexuality.

The Weekend Theater's production runs through July 1, with performances at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays.

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