This review aired on KBAQ June 18, 2012
EXEMPLARY “SPRING AWAKENING” JOINTLY PRODUCED BY PHOENIX THEATRE AND NEARLY NAKED THEATRE
Phoenix Theatre/Nearly Naked Theatre
The sexual awakening and coming of life of late 19th century repressed German youths is thoughtfully explored in the exemplary Phoenix Theatre/Nearly Naked Theatre co-production of “Spring Awakening.” If you haven’t seen this musical, the local production rivals the Broadway staging and is superior to the disappointing touring production that stopped at ASU Gammage a few seasons ago.
“Spring Awakening” is based on a controversial 1891 German play that was thought to be too honest and upfront. The …