Spring awakening is cooked

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#1Spring awakening is cooked
Posted: 6/19/24 at 1:29pm

I saw this musical recently at the fifth avenue theatre in Seattle.  I happen to love the score and the story, but I’m sad to say, this musical doesn’t hit anymore.  It’s outdated and irrelevant now that we’re living in a world with parents letting the kids have sex in the house.  A musical and play that was once daring and shocking is now cooked because society has progressed this show out of relevance.  Sad and good

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#2Spring awakening is cooked
Posted: 6/19/24 at 1:31pm

A story that takes place in the 1890s is, by definition, outdated. I saw the west end revival last year (or year before) and thought it hit just as hard as ever.  

Phillyguy
#3Spring awakening is cooked
Posted: 6/19/24 at 1:37pm

Interesting that you feel this way. I saw this in Chicago recently and I thought it feels surprisingly relevant despite how old the book was. 

You don’t think women having to resort to underground abortion is relevant? 

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#4Spring awakening is cooked
Posted: 6/19/24 at 1:43pm

The whole show is this tension between the kids and the adults.  Being out in the (liberal) suburbs, all I see are parents letting their kids do what they want. But maybe that says more about what I see than you. 

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#5Spring awakening is cooked
Posted: 6/19/24 at 1:47pm

Please delete this thread on the account of stupidity. 

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#6Spring awakening is cooked
Posted: 6/19/24 at 2:01pm

Broadway Flash said: "The whole show is this tension between the kids and the adults. Being out in the (liberal) suburbs, all I see are parents letting their kids do what they want. But maybe that says more about what I see than you."

I hate feeding the troll, but you’re posting a remarkably dunderheaded opinion framed through the lens of your personal experiences.

Glad your suburb is liberal (whatever that means these days). Many areas are not. Hell, there are places that would (and have) outright ban this musical because of its content. 


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#7Spring awakening is cooked
Posted: 6/19/24 at 2:03pm

All suburbs are liberal is what I was saying. Go out to West Virginia, even the right wingers are letting kids have sex maybe even more so

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#8Spring awakening is cooked
Posted: 6/19/24 at 2:05pm

"letting"? Teenagers have found ways to have sex since.... ALWAYS. 


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#9Spring awakening is cooked
Posted: 6/19/24 at 2:33pm

Broadway Flash said: "All suburbs are liberal is what I was saying. Go out to West Virginia, even the right wingers are letting kids have sex maybe even more so"

 

What a string of words this is.

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#10Spring awakening is cooked
Posted: 6/19/24 at 2:46pm

What under God's mighty sun are you talking about? Roe was overturned, does that mean nothing to you? All of these book bans in schools? Health education being heavily restricted? Young people have always and will always have sex, whether they're given tools to navigate that in a healthy way and understand what is happening to them. We are living through a terrifying period of extreme conservative backlash to the progress made in the 20th century, the show is more relevant than it was in 2006. 

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#11Spring awakening is cooked
Posted: 6/19/24 at 2:59pm

Blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah.

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verywellthensigh
#12Spring awakening is cooked
Posted: 6/19/24 at 2:59pm

I think there may be trouble in the River City of your mind.

BentleyB
#13Spring awakening is cooked
Posted: 6/19/24 at 3:08pm

verywellthensigh said: "I think there may be trouble in the River City of your mind."

Splinters in the windmills of her mind.

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#14Spring awakening is cooked
Posted: 6/19/24 at 3:25pm

What these states are doing do not reflect the will of the people, and they don’t reflect everyday American life.  And spring awakening is not a show about abortion. It is about the consequences of trying to control kids and hiding information from them. That is a topic I don’t think resonates with most Americans today for the reasons I gave, and it certainly didn’t with the young people in the theater. 

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#15Spring awakening is cooked
Posted: 6/19/24 at 3:31pm

One of the lead characters dies from not having access to a safe abortion. 

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#16Spring awakening is cooked
Posted: 6/19/24 at 3:36pm

Which her mother forced her to get.  If that happened today, I think most parents would make sure their kid got what they needed.  A small group of Christian conservatives have hijacked the government which does not reflect the views of the vast majority of Americans. How many gop politicians have we seen getting their mistresses abortions

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#17Spring awakening is cooked
Posted: 6/19/24 at 3:51pm

The bald-faced ignorance of this comment is absolutely staggering. Real people are absolutely suffering and in some cases dying because of what's happening. Over a fifth of people seeking an abortion have had to leave their state, which is absolutely not feasible for everyone. The country slamming the gas in reverse isn't relevant because our lawmakers are hypocrites and don't represent everyone? Do you think conservatives weren't like that before? You think there weren't areas of permissiveness in America before Zoomers (who are actually having less sex than previous generations, if studies are to be believed) were being raised? This whole take is only possible if you believe the world has no context or history. 

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#18Spring awakening is cooked
Posted: 6/19/24 at 3:56pm

Do you agree with me that parents today are much more liberal with their kids than ever before?

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#19Spring awakening is cooked
Posted: 6/19/24 at 4:03pm

Which parents? People with liberally-minded parenting styles? Then sure. (Well, maybe. Some wild 70s parents probably have them beat.) That certainly isn't everyone. The more seismic shift in information access is the internet, though without actual communicative and honest parenting involved, this too is something that can actually rhyme with the events of the show. 

Updated On: 6/19/24 at 04:03 PM

Owen22
#20Spring awakening is cooked
Posted: 6/19/24 at 4:07pm

Broadway Flash said: "Do you agree with me that parents today are much more liberal with their kids than ever before?"

What does that have to do with the show? Yes the songs are contemporary to bridge the hundred year Gap between teenagers of the late 1800s and modern teenagers but the story itself a 100-year-old story is time specific. The attitudes and repressions are times specific. Especially when you indulge in the theory that these young German kids grew up to be the Nazis.

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#21Spring awakening is cooked
Posted: 6/19/24 at 4:15pm

And the more we move away from those attitudes and repressions, the less relevant the show will be

Alex Kulak2
#22Spring awakening is cooked
Posted: 6/19/24 at 4:17pm

I have siblings/cousins in and just out of high school, in a fairly progressive suburb of Chicago. The idea that parents are just openly letting their kids have sex in the home (whatever that means) any more than they have in the past is utterly divorced from reality.

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#23Spring awakening is cooked
Posted: 6/19/24 at 4:26pm

MODS! PLEASE DELETE THIS THREAD!!!!!!!! As for you Flash, Please, for the love of god! STOP!!!!! The Spring Awakening thread is probably the stupidest thread you've created since your whole Bad Cinderella PRAISE last year! GO AWAY! 


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Updated On: 6/19/24 at 04:26 PM

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#24Spring awakening is cooked
Posted: 6/19/24 at 4:28pm

Broadway Flash said: "What these states are doing do not reflect the will of the people…"

It may not reflect the will of the people, but it’s successfully being done anyway and showing up as law. 

I’d say a show about people being held hostage by those in charge withholding information and forcing their points of view is very relevant. 

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#25Spring awakening is cooked
Posted: 6/19/24 at 4:31pm

They won’t all let them have sex in the house, but they’re gonna make sure the daughters are on birth control


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