Wow, all I can say is wow.
(Photo Credit Paul Konik 2009)
Last night I had the distinct pleasure of attending the opening night performance of Spring Awakening at the Bob Carr Theater courtesy of the Spring Awakening Social Media Manager (I want his job!) and Chevy Girls on the Go.
In case you are unfamiliar with the show, here is a little promo video I received in my press kit.
(check out Rachel and Jesse from Glee who were original cast members. Eek!)
Honestly, before I was asked to attend the show I was only faintly aware that the show existed. I did a little research before attending yesterday, but actually kept my research limited as I preferred to be surprised on what to expect.
I fell in love immediately with the music as soon as the show opened with ‘Mama Who Bore Me.’ The music was fresh, very modern and easy to sing along to. I enjoyed the rock vibe in each song and really could not wait to get home and download the cd. Last night I had barely walked through the door when I purchased the cd on iTunes and was rockin out to all of the songs I had just enjoyed – my favorite being a song with a title that would be too inappropriate to state on the blog. :O
The story line was very edgy and dealt with the inner and outer turmoil of sexuality that teens face. I love the fact that even though the plot takes place in the 1900s in Germany, the same issues still run parallel in society today.
The show was also very graphic. There was nudity, offensive language, masturbation, abortion, rape, teen suicide, and every other hot topic out there involved. It’s not a show for everybody, but as long as you are not easily offended – it would take a LOT to even come close to offending me – the graphicness of the show only adds to its appeal.
During intermission I found it amusing all the males around me were commenting on the breasts they had just seen on stage. What am I saying? I was talking about the breasts too!
(Photo Credit John Marcus 2009)
This was one of those shows that kept you thinking after the performance was over and that need to dissect every details of the show and keep the conversation going is my idea of what qualifies for a good show. 🙂
My supervisor also gave it two thumbs up! She raved about it to her husband last night and now he wants to see it too. If you have an opportunity to see the show yourself, I suggest you check it out. Or at the very least download the soundtrack – it rocks!
My supervisor and I had plans to leave right after work to grab a bite to eat downtown before heading to the show. I had this apple around 3:30 to hold my hunger over until then.
We parked by the theater and walked to Urban Flats for dinner.
I’m not sure why I don’t eat at Urban Flats more often. The food is great, the wine selection is great, and the prices are greats. It’s a triple win in my book. 🙂
I started with the cheapest wine on the ‘spicy red’ section of the menu.
For my meal I ordered the Artichoke, Wild Mushroom, and Goat Cheese Flatwich.
I’ve has this before and I knew it would not disappoint. My only complaint was they serve it piping HOT and I’m too impatient to wait for it to cool. My first couple of bites may have burnt my tongue, but it was totally worth it.
The flatwich came with a very tasty side salad that was topped with golden raisins, seed, and more goat cheese.
It was one of the better side salads I’ve ever had at a restaurant. 🙂
It just so happens that Mochie – a new frozen yogurt place that I’ve been meaning to try – was right next door to Urban Flats.
I know what you’re thinking: “Another self serve frozen yogurt place in Orlando? We’ve seen it before people.” And I was thinking the same thing.
There was nothing special about the place and the flavors were very limiting.
I had a small cup with a tasting of all 6 flavors plus fruity toppings.
It was nothing special, but still a nice treat to enjoy on the walk back to the theater.
The show got out LATE and by the time I got home all I wanted was my bed. I hit the pillow and I hit it hard right before midnight.
This morning I didn’t feel like driving to the gym, so I stuck to my apartment gym and did a quick speed session on the treadmill followed by some walking lunges.
I do hope to ride my bike to work in the future, but today was not a good day. I promised Kelly I would meet her at Hot Yoga (which is clear across town) tonight and I wouldn’t have time after work to bike home and then drive to hot yoga. It makes much more sense at the moment to drive to work and then drive to yoga. I also have to go home to let Maddie out at lunch time otherwise on days like today she would be in her crate for over 12 hours and I just don’t have the heart to do that.
I will try tomorrow though. 🙂
Breakfast was quick and filling.
Two Van’s Waffle with almond butter, strawberry preserves, flax seed, and raisins.