Spring awakening 920
3.9 / 5 Rated by 61 members
Review from RJ
38 events 26 reviews

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

reviewed Feb 16 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Dan Hicks
27 events 12 reviews

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

reviewed Feb 07 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Amy85
44 events 4 reviews

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

reviewed Feb 09 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Joseph Moeller
45 events 2 reviews

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

reviewed Feb 08 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Felix B Jarusewic
Red Velvet 25 events 10 reviews

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

reviewed Feb 15 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from LynneC
62 events 15 reviews

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

reviewed Feb 17 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Marian Apple
18 events 14 reviews

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

reviewed Feb 16 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from suzie
29 events 7 reviews

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.

reviewed Feb 19 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member
6 events 5 reviews

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

reviewed Feb 21 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from flowergal
6 events 5 reviews

Excellent production!!! DO NOT MISS!!!

reviewed Feb 20 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Martha Johns
7 events 4 reviews

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

reviewed Feb 15 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from martin
Red Velvet 60 events 19 reviews

Good singing but story is rather superficial

reviewed Feb 22 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from PorterM
Red Velvet 44 events 12 reviews

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

reviewed Feb 23 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Diane Straub
102 events 38 reviews

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.

reviewed Feb 08 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from james morad
28 events 16 reviews

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

reviewed Feb 13 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Patrick Brown
30 events 15 reviews

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.

reviewed Feb 23 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from sbconstant
15 events 10 reviews

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!

reviewed Feb 16 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Michele
14 events 8 reviews

Loved the music, the choregraphy the story. All so well done and engaging. Another excellent production by the Olney Theater!!

reviewed Feb 17 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Stephen McSpadden
56 events 7 reviews

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

reviewed Feb 24 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from sophie
22 events 7 reviews

Thought the singing was great for the most part but the story was not at all what I expected. Somehow I was expecting a humorous, uplifting musical and it is definitely not uplifting... I guess that's my "fault" but I'd like to forewarn others...continued

reviewed Feb 20 2013 report as inappropriate
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