Spring awakening 920

Spring Awakening

Olney Theatre Center - Mainstage (Olney, MD)

Reviews & Ratings

61 ratings
3.9 average rating
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24 reviews
1 stars
attended Feb 16 2013

Stage was bare except for some shadowed trees illuminated through a back curtain. Singers ran off and on stage to sing little vignettes that were hard to understand. The story is about teens coming of age in some former time...hard to say when...continued

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12 reviews
8 stars
attended Feb 07 2013

Great production, very talented cast and choreography. Long way out from the city, but worth it.

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Amy85
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4 reviews
6 stars
attended Feb 09 2013

I went in wanting to love this production, but unfortunately, it just didn't deliver for me. One major stumbling block was the sound quality. The microphones went out several times during the first act, and the levels never seemed quite right. The...continued

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2 reviews
11 stars
attended Feb 08 2013

Oh my. Maybe my expectations were too high. This is a very talented cast, but there was no sense of angst, no passion. When the show started, the actor on stage took a picture of herself on a cell phone. I figured this was signalling an update...continued

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Goldstar Member Red Velvet
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9 reviews
39 stars
attended Feb 17 2013

Fantastic talent! Story deals with the dark side of adolescence and pressures from the community. Very thought provoking. Loved the pit orchestra.

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9 reviews
2 stars
attended Feb 15 2013

We found the presentation both intense and entertaining. A talented cast made the evening very enjoyable.Kudos to all involved in the production!!

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4 reviews
1 stars
attended Feb 15 2013

I had seen this show twice on Broadway and was looking forward to this interpretation. The set was nice although I missed the brick wall used in the Broadway version to protray the potential evils of institionalization in the socialisation...continued

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10 reviews
9 stars
attended Feb 16 2013

This was a terrific show; the story, the acting, the sets, costumes and outstanding music! Eventhough the story took place in the late 1800's, I felt the issues are still being tackled by many young people today. With more communication between...continued

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7 reviews
5 stars
attended Feb 19 2013

The show was excellent. Acting,singing staging, band,etc.
It is a very intense show and the content may not be for everyone so I suggest learning about the play first.
I enjoyed the music very much but it is not for everyone.

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5 reviews
5 stars
attended Feb 21 2013

All-around outstanding performances. The material is adult in nature, but if you're ok with that, you really should see it.

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4 reviews
4 stars
attended Feb 20 2013

Excellent production!!! DO NOT MISS!!!

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13 reviews
37 stars
attended Feb 22 2013

Good singing but story is rather superficial

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8 reviews
0 stars
attended Feb 23 2013

Although I've lived in the DC area for nearly 30 years, this was my first time to the Olney Theatre Center--the theater space was really outstanding and compares favorably, e.g., to The Signature in Arlington. The performance was solid, with...continued

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3 reviews
2 stars
attended Feb 23 2013

Even though the play dealt with some pretty heavy issues, the acting and singing was so fabulous that I thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon. Well worth seeing.

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15 reviews
0 stars
attended Feb 13 2013

I loved the music, cast, production design and the story, even if the issues in the story seem dated compared to our comtemporary values. I do have a suggestion. I went to the 2 pm Wednesday matinee performance, which is attended primarily by very...continued

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11 reviews
2 stars
attended Feb 08 2013

Although the acting was good, the story was very depressing. It packed so many social problems into one story that it was too much. The songs are unmemorable. I know this won awards on Broadway, but I'm not sure why.

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7 reviews
3 stars
attended Feb 23 2013

The cast and singing are top notch.
Surely one of the year's BEST.
The songs and the period actions don't always mesh in this show, but all the talented performers really give themselves to the material.

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7 reviews
2 stars
attended Feb 16 2013

The show is true to the original, the singing, music and dancing are all very good. My husband and I and our 19 year old daughter all enjoyed the production. A good night out!

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6 reviews
4 stars
attended Feb 09 2013

The cast of this show was remarkable, really bringing the characters to life. I very much enjoyed it but with the themes and sexual situations it is probably not for everyone. The music is also great, but you need to like the rock opera style to...continued

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6 reviews
1 stars
attended Feb 24 2013

There is a teenager's suicide, a love making scene resulting in a pregnancy and abortion, child abuse (non-sexual), expulsion from school, and other serious matters in this play, which was made into a musical. The singing was great, but the...continued

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