'Spring Awakening' blooms at Riverwalk this weekend
In 1906, a highly controversial stage play about teenage sexuality was ruffling the collars of conservative German theatergoers. It was called "Frühlingserwachen," and it addressed a host of verboten subjects — abortion, homosexuality, rape, suicide — and was summarily mothballed. Exactly 100 years later, it was reborn as the hit Broadway musical "Spring Awakening," which will be performed by two mid-Michigan community theaters within 90 minutes of each other this weekend. Who says there's no such thing as progress?
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