Kyle's Day at the San Diego Zoo


Midnight Snack

Belly Mamba

Backstage Pass


Hey Bloggers!
Dropping a line to say hello to everyone! San Diego has been amazing thus far and very busy! We have been working non stop since we got here and finally opened on Wednesday! It has been a truly amazing and enriching experience. I have a confession to make, the first time time we sang "Song of Purple Summer" and the lights came up on us to take our bow, I was a mess. I don't think I can adequately describe how amazing and overwhelming it was to stand there and see all these people in the audience clapping and standing for us! Over the rehearsal process I think I forgot about how every night we get to share and go on this amazing journey with an audience. I am so lucky and very fortunate! So if you see my grinning from ear to ear or crying during curtain call, you know why!!!!!

SA Boys at the Beach!

> Hey Bloggers!
> So on our day off this week, Perry, Chase and I went up to LA to bum
> around town and we ended up at a beautiful beach in Santa Monica. It
> was absolutely gorgeous, and I got to feeling even more lucky to be
> doing what we're doing- not only do we get to share this amazing
> show with people every night, but we get to do it in some of the
> most amazing places! Here are some pictures from the day. LA kids, I
> can't wait to be back in your town with the full show! ~andy

SA Boys at the Beach!

My little guy was feeling left out when He saw allthe dogs! This is my
1 yr old kitten, Jude!!!


Dear bloggers-
I want you all to know: I love mac. I only use mac and apple products.


Sent from my iPhone

Blake and Steffi at the Wave House in San Diego

PLUS, everyone got their own tamagochi, afterwards..... SCORE!

Freddy & Christy at the Apple Store in San Diego

What were our star guitarist and our star Wendla doing at the Mac Store, you ask? It was a "Made On A Mac" seminar, hosted by our very own stage manager Eric Sprosty and A.S.M. Jason DePinto. Because the SPRING AWAKENING tour is All Mac, baby.... All Mac... Well, the stage management and the blog, at any rate...


The votes are in...

Final votes

Pirate ship - 34
Buttlerfly wing - 13
Child's suit - 91
Glowing moon - 10

Well congratulations are in order - it looks like most of you have your 'wall smarts' about you. Out of the four options, 1) a murky painting of a pirate ship, 2) an iridescent blue butterfly's wing, 3) a framed child's suit (lain out like in a coffin), and 4) a glowing image of a full moon...........(drum roll please)...........there is only ONE new item up on the wall of the SPRING AWAKENING tour set and it is 3) a framed child's suit!

Set designer Christine Jones was looking for a few items (there are some other new pieces, but you'll have to just come see the show to catch 'em all) to help replace one-of-a-kind items from Broadway and to cover a wall with very slightly different dimensions. The suit showed up for tech rehearsal and we all got a chill when we first saw the lighting for it when it's isolated during the show. Come see & you'll know what we mean.

For those of you who chose the pirate ship, it may have seemed like that was a new item because the ship up on the back wall doesn't exactly look like a pirate ship specifically - it's mostly in silhouette - but that's what it is, complete with lots of sails, guns, and the angled approach of a ship on the attack. It recalls Moritz and Ilse's conversation ("Remember when we used to play pirates?").


"For truly it is to be noted, that children's plays are not sports, and should be deemed as their most serious actions." -Michel de Montaigne, essayist (1533-1592)


We Are The Guilty BONES...

Hey dog-luvin' Guilty Ones... If you come see us on the road, maybe you'll see our dogs with us too! Photos of dogs on tour with us:

producer Abbie Strassler's dog, Cashew:

wardrobe supervisor Eva Maciek's dog, Crackers:

Angie Reed's (Adult Female) and Todd Cerveris's (Adult Male u/s) dog, Butley:

SPRING AWAKENING: it's not just for humans, anymore...


Bringing families together...

A reply to the previous post...: " okay, so i love reading this blog and was really shocked when i saw my own video come up on the page...my sister singing my junk. i was even more shocked when i checked it today and saw an email from my older sister about the video. thanks for making her okay with me putting kelly on youtube! haha :) i'll definitely keep the videos coming too. any requests guys? haha.
<3 Ryan"

...Now isn't that kind of acceptance what SPRING AWAKENING is all about? :) Congrats and best wishes to Kelly, Ryan, and their family from all of us on the SPRING AWAKENING TOUR family!

Whaddya know?

E-mail from a blog-reader (name withheld): "i have never checked out this blog before but my sister had mentioned it to me so i thought i would...the first time i did i could not believe the latest video that was posted..my little sister...singing my junk =)..i almost died..so have all of you watched this b/c that is too funny if you have...my sister loves to record [her] singing and i didnt think it was necessary for her to post it on youtube..however, i think that this made me change my mind about the whole thing! <3"

Looks like the circle is complete! Glad you enjoyed our enjoying your sister's enjoying our show!


It's real now - we're in San Diego!

(Ok - so we've been here a week already - but with tech and all, we've been a little busy!)


Our youngest cast member...


Hanschen gets his hair did...

First day of tech!

First day of tech in San Diego. Everyone was very glad last night to get into the hotel and unpack, stretch out, have a good dinner and get to sleep. Tech started today at 1pm at the Balboa Theater in San Diego, an old and beautifully restored theater right downtown in Horton Plaza. (Complete with twin working waterfalls on either side of the proscenium!)

We all arrived and checked out our dressing rooms. We got the intro speeches from Kimberly, our company manager, and Eric, our stage manager, met the crew and house staff, and then we got the backstage and dressing room tours.

Tech – always a long process, but everyone’s in good spirits. The set’s almost exactly the same as Broadway – same dimensions and everything – but there’s one wall hanging on the back wall that’s new. (If you’re in San Diego and a fan of the Broadway production, see if you can spot the addition!)


Oh hanschen!



Christy @ Carol today

Runthrough on the Broadway set

Last rehearsal in New York (before we head to San Diego). One the Broadway set - and for the Broadway cast!


Girls singing for Perry's family! Thank you Sherman's

Happy Birthday Krystina!


Smile for the camera...

We shot video of rehearsal today, for promotional use - first time with the cameras.


10/06/09 - 10/11/09
Uihlein Hall Marcus Center For The Performing Arts
929 North Water Street, Milwaukee, WI

10/13/09 - 10/18/09
Music Hall
301 West 13th Street, Kansas City, MO
Non-subscription tickets on sale Sept 5, 2009 (subj to change)

10/20/09 - 10/25/09
Bass Hall
23rd St & Robert Dedman Drive, Austin, TX
(512) 477-6060

10/28/09 - 11/01/09
San Jose Center for the Performing Arts/BroadwaySanJose

Nov 4-15, 2009
Sacramento Community Center,
1301 L Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

Nov 17-29, 2009
Orange County Performing Arts Center
600 Town Center Drive Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Ticketing number: 714.556.2787

Dec 1-13, 2009
The Buell Theatre
Denver Performing Arts Complex
14th and Curtis Streets Denver, CO 80204
Non-subscription tickets on sale: Mon, Oct 19, 2009 (web only Oct 18)
Ticketing Number: (800) 641-1222
Groups: 303-446-4829

Jan 5-10, 2010
Hershey Theatre
15 E. Caracas Ave, PO Box 395 Hershey, PA 17033
Non-Subscription Tickets on sale: Mon Aug 17, 2009
Groups: 717-534-3412

Jan 12-24, 2010
Aronoff Center
650 Walnut Street Cincinnati, OH 45202
Non-subscription Tickets go on sale: Nov 2009
Ticketing (not avail until 11/9) 800.982.2787

Jan 26-31, 2010
Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
8099 College Parkway, SW Fort Myers, FL 33919
Non-subscription Tickets on sale: Sept 1, 2009 (Tentative)
Ticketing number: 800-440-7469
Groups: 239-489-3033, x 3122

Feb 2-Feb 7, 2010
Belk Theatre, Blumenthal Performing Arts Center
130 N. Tryon St. Charlotte, NC
Group Tickets: (704) 379-1380
Ticketing number: (704) 372-1000

Feb 9-14, 2010
Auditorium Theatre, Rochester Broadway League
885 E. Main Street Rochester, NY 14605
Ticketing Number: 800-745-3000

February 23-28, 2010
Bushnell Performing Arts Center

MARCH 2-7, 2009
DPAC, Durham Performing Arts Center
Ticketing: 919-680-2787
Groups: 919-281-0587

March 9-14, 2010
Fabulous Fox Theatre
660 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30308
Call Ticketmaster at (404) 817-8700

March 16-21, 2010
The Peace Center
300 S. Main Street Greenville, SC 29601
Ticketing Number: 800-888-7768
Groups: 864-679-9201

March 23 - April 4, 2010
Dallas Center for the Performing Arts
2100 Ross Avenue, Suite 650 Dallas, Texas 75201
Box Office: 214.880.0202

April 20-May 9, 2010
3011 W. Grand Boulevard Detroit, MI 48202
Ticketing number: 800-982-2787
Group Tickets: 313-871-1132

May 11-16, 2010
Arsht Center
Box Office: 305.949.6722

May 18-23, 2010
Carr Performing Arts Center
401 West Livingston Street Orlando, FL 32801

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How can I send fan mail to the cast?

If you just want to send a quick note to all the cast members telling them you appreciate their work, you can email us here at totallytruckedblog (at) gmail (dot) com. I will be happy to forward your email to the cast, but to preserve their privacy, it is unlikely they will email you back (I will, though).

You can also send individual performers fan mail and care packages care of the theatre at which we are currently performing or will be performing. Go to the theatre's website (listed above), find their mailing address, write the actor's name as well as "Spring Awakening" and send c/o the theatre. Remember, we are often at these theatres for only a week so make sure to allow for delivery times. It's a better bet to send it to the theatre we will be going to next as they can always hold packages for us until we arrive. Letters received late will not be forwarded to our next location.

2. How Can I Audition for Spring Awakening?
From time to time, we have open calls in larger cities across the US. We will post any additional open calls here. Subscribe if you havn't already to keep informed. In the meantime, we've made it easy for you to submit yourself singing a folk/alternative rock song on video. Go to: http://www.springawakening.com/videoauditionsubmission/ Make sure your submission is less than 500 MB and is one of the accepted formats. Your screen should change and you should get a confirmation that says your submission has been received. Trust us, people are called in this way. Lucas Wells was cast because of an online submission!

3. How Do I Score On Stage Seats?
That is really up to the individual theatres. Most of them won't release the seats until just before performances because they want to make sure the house is sold first. Some do so online, although the ticketing systems they have in place often can't accommodate our unique seats onstage. Most of them are available only at the box office (though you can purchase them for a performance in the future). The Guilty Ones Street Team members have the rights to purchase these seats before the general public. Any seats left over will be released to the box office and may also be purchased as part of rush tickets (discounted, day-of tickets).

4. How Do I Join The Guilty Ones?

The National Guilty Ones Street Team is a way for fans of the show in each of our tour stops to help us spread the word. You will get access to parties, meet and greets, and other special events while meeting new friends who share your passion for the show, all while gaining some valuable marketing experience. You must be at least 15 yrs old. Email your contact info to nationalguiltyones (at) gmail (dot) com.

5. Can I Get Discounts?

From time to time, a theatre may offer us discounts to send out to our fans. We will post any here on the blog. Subscribe now!

6. Who runs this site? This site was created for fans to stay connected with our touring cast and follow their adventures around North America. Ideally, it would be in the voice of the cast members. Unfortunately, our cast members are often too tired or busy to post lengthy blog posts on a regular basis. Company members will contribute a post from time to time and every month we will have a compiled blog post that most every company member will participate in. The other stuff like updates, etc, will be posted by me. My name is Pun. I work for the production, love this show, its cast, and our fans, and I'm so very glad you're here!

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