Ok, here’s what happened….I was at dinner last night for a quick birthday cheeseburger at Woodberry Kitchen down the street from WBAL…they make great burgers and the fries are divine(aren’t all fries?)…a birthday treat. And because I was attending the new show at the Hippodrome after dinner…Spring Awakening…I brought along my vitamins….I’m serious about my vitamins. And because I have a bit of a sleeping issue(I’m also serious about my sleep)…I’ve discussed this here before, I wake up in the middle of the night, and can’t go back to sleep….so an over the counter sleep aid helps me slumber more peacefully. Unfortunately, as I gobbled my fistful of vitamins…I also gulped the sleeping pill….hmmmmm. That can’t be good.
I can only say, it is a real testament to how riveting Spring Awakening is, that I not only stayed awake….but actually remember the entire show! And let me tell you….if you are going expecting an updated Oklahoma….you will be in for a surprise. It is the story of young people coming into their sexuality and all the problems and issues that come along with that, and the show depicts it quite….ummmm…..graphically. As in bare body parts/looks pretty real to me sex on stage graphic. And as they say in the biz….”strong language”. That said, if that doesn’t bother you, you’ll love the show. And I guarantee you won’t go to sleep.