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My Spring Awakening

Last night my husband and I went to "Spring Awakening." I have been waiting to see this show for a year. Since we don't live in NYC I've settled for the cast album (yes, I'm calling it an 'album'). Also, I've watched as many videos as I could find on YouTube. When Rob surprised me with tickets I knew he truly loved me!!!

This show is based on a play written by Frank Wedekind in 1891. The instant public reaction was shock, therefore it was banned for 100 years. (Can you believe that?!?)

The story, set in the late-19th century, is messed up! German teens, hormones raging, parents who won't explain and teacher's who want to break their spirit. The play may be old but the music is current. It's raise-you-out-of-your-seat Rock! Music by Duncan Sheik (Remember "Barely Breathing"?), lyrics by Steven Sater and together their work earned 8 Tony's.

I can't say enough about this fantastic show. It's intense, funny, kick-ass, devastating, and worth every second of your time. (Bring tissues.) When it comes to your town please go see it. (It's not for the kiddies though!!!! No, no, no.)

Here's the gentle song that closes this strong show.

Spring Awakening - "Purple Summer"


Well, if that one was hard for Tattooed Minivan Mom, this one will blow her mind!
Here ya' go C!

Spring Awakening - "Don't Do Sadness/Blue Wind"
(Video removed by YouTube.  You'll need to look it up :-< )

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