North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre’s community-theater production of Spring Awakening, with music by Duncan Sheik and book and lyrics by Steven Sater, is not for the faint of heart. Based on the 1891 play of the same name by Frank Wedekind, this Tony Award®-winning rock musical explores teen angst, sexuality, and self-discovery in late… Continue reading North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre’s Gripping and Stirring Performance of Spring Awakening Should Be Seen More Than Once
Spring Awakening, onstage now at North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre, under the direction of Timothy E. Locklear, is an intriguing, ballsy production that beautifully celebrates today’s improving climate of acceptance while also drawing attention to how far we still have to go. The story, set in late 19th century Germany, opens with a reluctant… Continue reading Brave, Fearless Direction and Pertinent Subject Matter Make Spring Awakening a Must-See Musical
Although the original production of “Spring Awakening” swept people away and drew huge crowds, this touring production failed to deliver on the whole. The performers all had lovely voices, but their acting chops left a lot to be desired.
Based on the 1891 Frank Wedekind play and winner of eight 2007 Tony Awards®, “Spring Awakening” is a landmark musical, with a stirring combination of sexuality, morality, and rock and roll that is captivating audiences across the nation like no other musical in years.
For years, Triangle Theater Review has argued that the Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill area of North Carolina has the liveliest theater scene between Washington, DC, and Atlanta, GA. The year 2010 provided further proof, if any was needed, that we have the onstage talent, the backstage genius, and the wherewithal to mount any show available for local production.