Spring Awakening: Broadway Hit Musical at Orange County Performing Arts Center
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The last date listed for Spring Awakening was Sunday November 29, 2009 / 6:30pm.
Currently at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Segerstrom Hall:
- Full Price:
- $49.00 - $89.00
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With music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice, the compelling true story of Eva Perón comes to vivid life through stunning showstoppers like "Don't Cry for Me, Argentina," "Another Suitcase in Another Hall" and "High Flying Adored." Evita follows the path of the small-town peasant girl as she uses her considerable smarts and charisma to rise from the slums of Argentina to President Juan Perón's side as first lady, becoming one of South America's most powerful women. Though she was much beloved by her people as the voice of the poor, her inevitable downfall came through her unwavering ambition and a devastating illness, making her one of history's most tragic and dramatic figures. Direct from Broadway and making its first national tour, this stunning production is directed by Tony nominee Michael Grandage and choreographed by Tony winner Rob Ashford. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Kevin
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This is the third time I've seen the amazing Spring Awakening (I've seen the closing cast on Broadway, and this tour, twice). This show NEVER ceases to amaze, intrigue, grip, and effect me. Spring Awakening deals with really tough topics like rape, abuse, and suicide as well as the other perils of growing up (sex, masturbation, body changes) as a teenager with limited knowledge about what is actually going on to one's body (everyone be warned, especially those of us who are less on the Liberal side or those of us who are considering bringing our teenagers). Personally, I love the show and it's content but not everyone does. Be warned, there is brief nudity (which is tastefully done), cussing, and other scenes that might catch you off guard. If you're bringing children under the age of 13, DON'T. You'll have a lot of explaining and eye/ear-covering. If you bring a teenager, be prepared to be open-minded and have a discussion with them. Don't be afraid to answer their questions!
Other than that, the music is beautiful. Whether it's the angst-filled "Bitch of a Living", "Totally Fucked", "Don't Do Sadness", or "And Then There Were None" or the hopeful "Guilty One's", "Mama Who Bore Me", or the beautiful "Touch Me". The show laces intense subject matter with humor against a sountrack of beautiful music and a set design that mirrors a rock concert. The lighting is incredibly powerful and complements the tone of the music perfectly!
The cast, as always, was amazing! Their voices touched everyone in the audience without sounding forced.
Out seats, Tier 1 Rear were fantastic!
As a comment to the previous comment about the hand-held mics: I agree, they didn't make sense to me at first either. I've seen a few interviews with the creators and I've read 'Spring Awakening: In the Flesh' (basically, everything you needed to know about the show). To answer your questions as to why they have the hand-helds, the songs are interior monologues (sometimes this is more obvious than others). Also, the play takes place in the late 1800's but the music/songs take place now (at least that's what the creators said). Hope that helps!
To sum up: SPRING AWAKENING IS AMAZING!
Spring Awakening is the groundbreaking fusion of morality, sexuality and rock & roll that has awakened Broadway like no other musical in years. Winner of eight Tony Awards® including Best Musical, Spring Awakening celebrates the unforgettable journey from youth to adulthood with a power, a poignancy and a passion you will never forget.