Wendla is a good girl who just wants her mother to tell her the facts of life. Moritz is tormented by erotic dreams that make him feel he's going slowly insane. Melchior is the good-looking, smart kid who can't help but see the hypocrisy behind the control methods that the adults of their small town use to constrain his generation. Yessiree, kids back in the '90s — the 1890s -- had some issues. In Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater's electric musical Spring Awakening, it's only a matter of time until the kids figure it all out for themselves, but mistakes are definitely made along the way. Stray Dog Theatre presents Spring Awakening at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday (October 4 through 20) at the Tower Grove Abbey (2336 Tennessee Avenue; 314-865-1995 or www.straydogtheatre.org), with an additional 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday, October 20. Tickets are $18 to $20.
Thursdays-Saturdays. Starts: Oct. 4. Continues through Oct. 20, 2012