Spring Awakening at Western Stage
- When: Saturday, September 29, 2012, 7:30 p.m.
- Where: Western Stage Main Stage, Salinas
- Cost: $20
- Age limit: 17+
- Categories: Theater
Transforming a self-published 1891 play by an obscure German playwright into a contemporary hit takes just the right combination of sass, depth and provocation—a formula that Spring Awakening gets just right. This rock opera sensation delivers the usual charms of a musical with Tony Award-winning song and dance, but it also probes darker, taboo subject matter among sexually repressed, 19th-century teenagers. This is not just whimsical entertainment, but a look at morality through the lens of rebellious youth as they teeter on the edge of adulthood. [SR]
7:30pm Fri and Sat, 2pm Sun, Sept. 8-29. The Western Stage, Hartnell College, 411 Central Ave., Salinas. $20. 755-6816, www.westernstage.com.