This photo is awesome. It makes me think of Spring Awakening.
I remember sitting onstage at the Atlantic Theatre Company’s mainstage (back then it was their only stage) and watching this number being performed and thinking, “I love the lyrics and profanity, but for the love of theatre, put the handheld microphones DOWN!” Needless to say, the handheld microphones grew on me.
That was also the first time that I spoke to John Gallagher Jr. He had no Tony Award, no American Idiot, and no fame (yet). He was just a kid doing his job which he loved. My colleagues and I spoke with him for while after that performance and he just couldn’t stop talking about how cool it was to be doing Spring Awakening.