Saturday, September 24, 2011

"Spring Awakening" is open at the Phoenix thru Oct. 23rd.

It's opening weekend, so this will be brief: our production of the musical "Spring Awakening" is now open at the Phoenix Theatre, where it will run thru October 23rd. Directed by Bryan Fonseca, with musical direction by myself and Kevin D. Smith, it's a fabulous show (2007 Tony for best musical) and is a modern rock adaptation (by Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik) of a controversial 1890's German play about teen sexual/social angst (by Frank Wedekind.) Got all that? All you really need to know is it rocks: the mostly young twenty-something cast is really good, as is the set (Bernie Killian) and the lighting (Laura Glover). And I need seven guitars to pull off all the guitar parts - a "guitarsenal" (copyright 2010 Scott Sanders) to be sure....The reviewers who saw it opening night seem to agree: "Electric" wrote Jay Harvey in the Indianapolis Star, and Alison Carter's headline on Indymojo cracked me up: "Raw, dirty and wonderful." Hope you can make it to the show. Thursdays at 7PM, fri/Sat at 8PM and Sundays at 2PM....

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