Spring Awakening @ EAST WEST PLAYERS

Jaylen Baham (center) and the cast of Spring Awakening perform “Touch Me” (© Jenny Graham)

Jonas Schwartz – Theatermania

East West Players, the oldest Asian American Theatre in the US, has often taken Broadway musicals and given them a fresh spin. This season, the theater company has taken on the Tony-winning musical Spring Awakening, based on Frank Wedekind’s play. The production features many excellent performances, and a focus on the strife that modern-day American teens endure. But not all elements cohere as well as past in East West productions. Read more…