“Spring Awakening”.

Rockefeller Center.

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Tonight Earl and I went to the musical “Spring Awakening.” While we enjoyed last night’s show (“The Apple Tree”) very much, this show was much more powerful. From the stark staging and intriguing use of cast members to the music and the storyline, Earl and I both felt genuinely moved by this show.

“Spring Awakening” is set in a small provincial German town in 1890 and looks at a group of teenagers and their struggles with their growing interests with one another, including their budding sexuality. In many ways, this show is delightfully raw in it’s frankness. The music is truly inspiring having been written by Duncan Shiek.

Earl and I both thoroughly enjoyed the experience, but agreed that this is not “a family show”. We both highly recommend seeing it when you get the chance. At the bottom of this entry is a link to a video about the show.

After the show we went to Langan’s Bar and Restaurant just off of Times Square. Luckily, I budgeted calories for a late supper so I don’t feel one ounce of guilt.