LOL -- It's Time for High School!
There's no excuse. I knew exactly what I was doing when I signed up to see two Fringe shows that both happened to be high school musicals. "Torture," some might say. But I looked at it as a pleasant stroll down memory lane...yeah, not really.
Watching "Skool, the Musical" felt like that one day in 10th grade when you had a giant zit on your nose, flunked an open-book test and fell down the steps as you walked into the lunchroom.
Then there's that time when your hair was super shiny, you aced a chemistry test and were voted class clown. That's how I felt during "Angst: the New Teen Musical" where the gay guy and popular chick bond over "The O.C."; the loner realizes that his MySpace page is not a good substitute for human interaction and the school jock is named Nelson Mandela Washington Carver. Did I mention that their teacher uses Internet slang like LOL, JK and lots of WTFs to connect with the kids? And that political lefty student Eric Steinway, sports an Al Franken/Eric Steinway '08 t-shirt? Plus, it's a fun story, the music numbers are a hoot and the whole cast totally rocks! OMG - I might even go again.
- Amy Carlson Gustafson