I’ve been a part of some productions that I will always be extremely proud of and will miss dearly, but this one takes the cake. With the closing of Spring Awakening I am saddened, but am also so incredibly grateful to have been able to work with this dedicated group of people. The mix of commitment, talent and drive is something I have never seen in a cast and crew I am astounded and honored to have contributed to it’s success.
This show has always been a favorite of mine. The music is in a league of it’s own, the story edgy yet touching and, having seen two productions of it beforehand, I thought I had a pretty good understanding of what the show meant to me, until now.
What this show did for me was something I didn’t expect to happen, it moved me. The story is so gripping and so beautiful that I can’t help but write out all of my thoughts in this post.
This past Sunday evening I went and saw Spring Awakening at the Underground at Children’s Musical Theaterworks in Fresno, CA. Prior to this production I have seen 2 separate productions of Spring Awakening. It has taken me awhile to warm up to the content of this piece because it so “in-your-face” when done right. I did not appreciate the 1st National Tour, and a few months ago I wrote up my thoughts on Theatre Out’s wonderful production down in Los Angeles. After seeing this production, the two phrases I continually use to describe my reaction are “beyond impressed,” and “the first I was physically and emotionally moved by this piece.” Spring Awakening at CMT is a rocking hit!