Friday, January 28, 2011
Last night I had the pleasure of watching the opening of the national tour of Spring Awakening. A nice person I've never met from Facebook gave me the tickets. Thank you nice stranger!
I love plays and musicals but it's been ages since I've had the chance to go to one. I'd heard of Spring Awakening, I know Lea Michelle originated the female lead opposite Jonathan Groff, and I knew it was about teenagers and sex.
I didn't know our seats were going to be in the very first row. I didn't know the band would be onstage so we'd be able to literally touch the actors if we wanted to. I didn't know we'd be able to see every speck of spit that flew from every mouth...I don't mind that passion but it was distracting because some of them spat quite a bit. The songs are really rockin'. I also didn't know there would be partial nudity onstage. I knew there would be implied sex, but there was some actual boob going into an actual mouth up there-wo!! Guess I'm a prude because I think they could have gotten the point across w/out going that far...but that's just me. I would still go back and see it again if I could! It is a really great show and each performer is awesome. They all have amazing voices.