“Spring Awakening”

Sept. 22-Oct. 23

Phoenix Theatre

This week, the Phoenix Theatre does what the Broadway in Indianapolis series didn’t do: Bring Duncan Shiek’s Tony-award-winning musical to the Indianapolis stage. (The tour, in its later, non-Equity state, made it only to a one-nighter in Bloomington.) It’s about a bunch of teens wrestling with just about every teen problem, which makes it like many Phoenix shows—only this one is set in late-19th-century Germany and features an intense, rocking score with parental-warning lyrics. Yes, like the Broadway production, there is additional up-close-and-personal seating on stage. But to be part of that crowd, you have to wear black. Details here.

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