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130 Star Starred
Theater Wit
1229 West Belmont Chicago, IL 60657
773-975-8150
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4.1 / 5 Rated by 26 members
Review from priscilia reyes castillo
6 events 3 reviews

Took my 18 year old to see it, and I actually saw this in NYC prior to it hitting broadway so I was skeptical how good it would be.I WAS WRONG, Cast was AMAZING!! So glad I got to see its preview, even when stripped of a big production this does...continued

reviewed Nov 27 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Mo in Chicago
Red Velvet 250 events 168 reviews

For all the hype, I was somewhat disappointed. The story centers around 8th - 9th graders coming into their sexual awakening, I had mistakenly been told it was about late teens/early twenties, so the story was very different than expected....continued

reviewed Dec 02 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from BobbyBrady46034
16 events 3 reviews

I have seen Spring Awakening several times on the big stage and this production does a great job bringing the big stage production close up. I would recommend this production. It is a small theatre, but I would recommend getting their early to...continued

reviewed Nov 27 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member
1 event 1 review

The event space was small and the seating was slightly crowded. The second row did not have great visability. However, I really liked the way the seating was arranged around the stage and felt like I was really in the action. The play was...continued

reviewed Nov 28 2011 report as inappropriate
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Quotes & Highlights

“In its first Chicago-born production, Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik’s electrified update of Frank Wedekind’s 19th-century play retains the honesty and energy that make it such a successful portrait of timeless teen angst. Among the excellent young company, Josh Salt and Aja Wiltshire as Melchior and Wendla feel like major discoveries. If you want to catch the next generation of Chicago musical-theater talent, this is a good start to your awakening.*” *_—Time Out Chicago (Critic’s Pick)
“There’s an immediacy to director Jonathan Berry’s up-close-and-personal production which places the actors so close to the audience, they can see the tear tracks running down Salt’s face … The scale is reduced, yet Berry retains the raw energy and tension that is so crucial to the show. Moreover, he has assembled a cast of young, imminently watchable singer/actors (several making their professional debuts) who personify the notion of the whole-as-greater-than-the-sum-of-its-parts. Individually, they’re good. Together they’re glorious, as evidenced by their performance of pulsating anthems like “Totally (expletive),” an expression of defiance in the face of defeat. Credit music director and conductor Allison Kane, whose rockin’ quintet plays Sheik’s lovely, haunting score.”  —
Daily Herald _

Description

The Tony Award-winning Musical

Book and Lyrics by Steven Sater

Music by Duncan Sheik

Based on the play by Frank Wedekind

The Tony Award-winning musical that change musical theater on Broadway forever in its first made in Chicago production. A groundbreaking fusion of morality, sexuality, and rock & roll that celebrates the unforgettable journey from youth to adulthood.

Directed by Jonathan Berry

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