Book and Lyrics by Steven Sater. Music by Duncan Sheik. Shire Music Theatre. Jan 28 – Feb 6, 2011.
In-your-face coming-of-age rock musical Spring Awakening, with themes including teenage sexuality (heterosexual, homosexual and masturbation), child abuse and youth suicide will shock some, and not be for all tastes.
Yet its flip side attraction, the beauty and pain of the journey through puberty and sexual discovery that the musical travels, and that rock score, will certainly appeal to many others, including younger audiences.