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Spring Awakening was pretty awesome. The lyrics could be a bit more coherent but that is the only criticism in a show that was truly riveting.

Please do watch the performance from the Tony awards here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DgkdoIz5tmE

If you have not seen it, because the recorded soundtrack doesn't do this show justice at all.

Of course, the third song they are sampling in the Tony show was "You're Fucked" but they can't say "Fucked" so they just cover their mouths for that word.

The idea: Take a 19th century German novel about coming of age and the angst and pain and sorrow and confusion of doing so in a repressed society. Put it on the stage. Make all of the internal monologues happen as modern rock music in modern words, but otherwise keep the setting in the 19th century.

There's also a live, semi-nude deflowering scene on stage which I believe the husband found a bit titillating, but which I found heartbreaking.

It won for best musical, of course.

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