High School Musical, Uncensored: At Spring Awakening‘s First Uncut High School Performance
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Via The Beacon School.
The Scene: A bunch of high schoolers, in a room full of their parents, teachers, and friends, performing a musical. In the musical, they play a bunch of teenagers not too unlike themselves.
And they are simulating masturbation, unprotected sex, abortion, teenage homosexuality, teenage lesbianism, group masturbation, masochism, child abuse, insubordination, and out-and-out total adolescent rebellion, all to the rapturous tune of musical numbers with titles like "The Bitch of Living" and "Totally Fucked."
Oh, if Tipper Gore could see them now.
So went the very first uncut high school production of Stephen Sater and Duncan Sheik's adaptation of Spring Awakening, the unlikely 2007 musical that took Broadway by storm. The show won the Tony win for Best Musical, but one problem persisted: Musicals' legacies are often defined by their ability to exist in places far from The Great White Way, especially high school drama programs. At a time when funding for th
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