While watching the Barn Players production of Spring Awakening, I had to keep pinching myself to remind me where I was. Was I at the Barn? No, surely I was at the Rep or somewhere highly professional! But, no, I was at the Barn!
This show is a stunner. Eric Magnus has put together the real package here, from set to lights to costumes to musical direction to the choreography to his own staging and then, of course, the wonderful cast. Wow.
It really makes a big difference to have live musicians so perhaps it is unfair to compare this production to the one recently at the Coterie. But they are light years apart, this one being far, far superior. If you read this before the show closes, do yourself a favor and go see it.