Seattle hasn't heard much lately from "Awesome," the seven-piece theater/art-rock/garage band that, over the past five years, has threatened to redefine the American musical as a place of moods and textures instead of high jinks and wocka-wocka-wocka. (Still: They never forget the importance of being funny.) Their Delaware: A Subtle Spectacular was (obliquely) about a mermaid, loss, and whether Delaware exists. Their noSIGNAL was about bees, suicide, and office workers. Now The West, directed by Matthew Richter, is about horizons, restlessness, and an ideal destination that does not exist. What'll it be? Who knows? I can't wait to find out. (On the Boards, 100 W Roy St, 217-9888. 8 pm, $18. Through April 25.)