Thursday, May 13, 2010

Social Media on Spring Awakening

Spring Awakening has been using a strong viral marketing campaign to sell tickets, so it's only fitting to bring you the reactions of bloggers to the show.

Hidden City enjoyed the show:
In spite of these peculiar dissonances, I really enjoyed the show. The cast is wonderful, with strong performances both musically and dramatically. The staging and direction are also quite good, using a small but symbolically-resonant design to keep the story moving and the audience entranced. And the story, while grim, was compelling, and stayed with me on the drive home. I can easily recommend the production.

Groundlings brings us the youth perspective (the blogger is fifteen years old) :
...I must admit that I did not have such high expectations for the show and was a bit skeptical about the whole thing....from just listening to the CD I didn't think the show would be able to
make fun of itself like it did, and I liked that a lot.
And what the hell, here's what the professional, Christine Dolen of the Miami Herald, thought about it:
The Tony Award-winning show at Miami's Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts through Sunday, is on the second-to-last stop of its two-year national tour. Productions on the road for a long time can get a bit shopworn, fatigued, exaggerated. But not Spring Awakening, which remains -- start to finish -- a thrilling, innovative melding of vintage play and rock score.

Spring Awakening is playing at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts through May 16.

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