Saturday, May 02, 2009

Spring Awakening at the Colonial Theatre

Sexy time at the Colonial Theatre!

We saw Spring Awakening at the Colonial Theatre last night.

Lead actress Christy Altomare, as Wendla, was amazing. I also enjoyed the music, co-written by Duncan Sheik.

One thing that was confusing was that the parts of the parents and the teachers are all played by the same actors.

The play is a lot like RENT. Many adult situations were presented as these young adults deal with growing up at a time where they were still treated as children.

Jenna Scherer has a nice review in the Herald. She writes:
When they’re not being featured, cast members sit among the two-sided onstage audience or jam with the band upstage. Bill T. Jones’ expressive, energetic choreography evokes a very primal teenage frustration.

And then there’s Christine Jones’ set - a brick-wall blooming with neon lights and bizarre objets d’art. Kevin Adams’ lighting is almost a living creature, with candy-colored spotlights and hanging lanterns.
The lighting was very well done.

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