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Monday, March 15, 2010

Eli's Weekly Post -15

Hello All!

As some of you may know, Spring Awakening is touring around the country! I don't know if any of you like musicals or not, but I do. And I LOVED Spring Awakening. I saw a Sunday night performance (their last performance in Atlanta) and it really rocked my world.

First off, Melchior was AMAZING. According to my program, Justin Scott Brown (the u/s) played Melchior for that performance and I really wouldn't have had it any other way. He was fantastic! I think I'm in love, lol.

For those of you unfamiliar with Spring Awakening, know first off that it's not really meant for a younger audience. I would label it older teen. The whole musical is about a group of teenagers discovering sexuality in a place and time that wants to hide the truth and shelter them. 1890's Germany, to be precise.

Spring Awakening left Broadway early 2009, but is now touring this spring and summer. I really think anyone who has a love for musicals and can handle mature content should check it out. Check out their blog: Here.

**Yes, there is a LOT of cussing and even a modest (meaning, not obscene) sex scene. But really, it's a fabulous musical with a lot of great scores. It won 8 Tony's including Best Musical!


  1. What happened to Jake Epstein? My sister and I were going to go. Glad we couldn't make it; we would've been heartbroken!

  2. He was there! He must have just been taking the night off cause his understudy did Sunday.

  3. I'm so glad you had such a good time. I'm so sad that I missed out on the experience now. I've heard it's super awesome. See you this weekend!

  4. I saw the show on Saturday evening with Justin Scott Brown. Apparently he was on for all 4 weekend shows. I now have seen both Jake and Justin in the role and I must say that Justin his the better performer.His vocals and acting are clearly a step ahead of Jake..Too bad that Justin is not available for more to see...I think he is a real special talent!!!

  5. @ Kurt Carlson: I couldn't agree more. :)

  6. Hey, thanks so much for the shout out and for including a link to our blog! So glad you liked the show..and Justin! He's great, ain't he? Here he is performing at one of our cabarets:

    We loved Atlanta and hope some of y'all will travel to see us while we're in the south (Greenville SC this week, Dallas for 3 weeks, then Miami and Orlando).

    Keep up the great work!
    Pun (blog master for TotallyTrucked)


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