People at: 'Spring Awakening'

 Photo by Christa Tandana

Photo by Christa Tandana

Q: Why did you come to see this show tonight?

A: (left) I just heard a lot of good things about the show in general. I wanted to see the show when it was first here, but it was when I was still too young to go out and see shows on my own. And I just heard about the incorporation of the sign language and how much meaning that adds to the show.

Q: And why did you feel compelled to see the show another time?

A: (right) Because it’s fantastic. It’s one of my favorite things I’ve seen in awhile. It’s different. It’s meaningful. It really just brings a touch of something new to Broadway.

Q: Why do you think theater is important?

A: (right) Well, I work in theater *laughs* so I definitely think it’s important. Theater’s important because it gives people an outlet where they can escape from regular life and experience something that they don’t get to on a regular basis. It’s important.

Q: If you could change one thing about theater to make it more accessible, what would it be?

A: (left) I feel like there’s almost like a stereotype to enjoying musicals – like it’s so girly – I think that’s something that stands in its way.

A: (right) That’s what I was going to say – diversity would make it much more approachable to different types of people and crowds. We work so hard to get one specific type of person to see a show when really, everyone can benefit from a different meaning. You just gotta experience it and take away what you can.


Spring Awakening

Brooks Atkinson Theater

thru January 24th