Review: Porchlight Music Theatre Presents Spring Awakening at The Ruth Page Center for the Arts (Through June 2, 2022)

In 1891, Frank Wedekind wrote Spring Awakening. The musical adaptation first opened on Broadway in 2006 starring Lea Michele, Jonathan Groff, and John Gallagher Jr. It won eight Tony Awards including Best Musical. And now, in April 2022, it opens at the Ruth Page Center.

Photos by Liz Lauren

In many ways, this show is like a rock concert. Here are three of the best songs:

“Living and getting what you get, just the bitch of living. And, knowing this is it. God, is this it?” This song, “The Bitch Of Living”, really kicks things off on a rebellious tone. It is well choreographed with all the guys singing and moving in unison.

“Yeah, you’re fucked all right and all for spite. You can kiss your sorry ass goodbye.” “Totally Fucked” would fit right into a punk rock or alternative rock concert.

“The Song Of Purple Summer” is the closing number. It will have you singing “And all shall know the wonder, I will sing the song of purple summer” as you head out of the theatre.

Cost of a ticket: $67 (Main Floor)

PlaylistHQ Economic Rating: Half Price –

Rating Scale: Exceptional Value > Worth It > Half Price > Go for Free > Don’t Bother

Quinn Delaney

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