Anyways, nudities aside, Spring Awakening was really superb. I'm so glad it was staged here in Manila, and I'm glad I got to watch it. The cast did a very good job, led by Joaquin Valdes (as Melchior) and Kelly Frances Lati (as Wendla). I've seen Joaquin Valdes before in Into the Woods in Music Museum wherein he portrayed a more animated character. This time, in Spring Awakening, he was in for a more serious role, complete with some graphical adult scenes. That was tough. And he is very cute!
I want to give special mention to Miguel Mendoza who played a supporting role. I was able to follow him in Pinoy Dream Academy. Spring Awakening is his debut to professional theater acting yet he showed so much promise with his raw talent. I think he is more cut out for the theater than in television. Sitti, on the other hand, only gave a mediocre performance, in my opinion. Maybe she should just go back to her bossa nova music :). As for Jett Pangan, he was awesome! I've seen him in several stage productions already, most recent in the Spelling Bee. He can really project.
It's sad that Spring Awakening will run for only 3 weeks. But I'm sure there will be a rerun if it gets a good response from the audience. Go watch it! I will not spoil the details here, but it's a must-see! Although the play goes way back in 1891, I find its theme still very timely after over a hundred years to this day. Sex may not be so much taboo now, but the teens surely need proper sexual guidance in the middle of all the misinformation they get from the media.