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Spring Awakening Leaves Broadway

In Art on January 4, 2009 at 12:02 pm

 

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The 2007 hit musical Spring Awakening has claimed January 18th, 2009 as its closing date.  The show has acquired 8 Tony’s during its 3 year run on Broadway, and is one of the best musicals on stage today.  

The original Spring Awakening, written by Frank Wedekind in 1891 was considered to be terribly controversial.  Set in Germany in the late nineteenth century, the story revolves around teenagers as they discover sexuality and all that it entails.  Rape, abortion, masturbation, and sexual orientation are some of the many important issues Spring Awakening covers.  

The music, written by the amazing Duncan Sheik, brings this story to life through rock-n-roll.  The tunes are catchy, the story is both hilarious and moving, and the 18th is going to creep up on you quickly so hurry up and get a ticket.

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