Fan Friday

Hello Spring Awakening Fans, welcome back to our second installment of “Fan Fridays.” Our featured fan, Jessica Wells, comes all the way from Vancouver, British Columbia. Jessica has created several Spring Awakening fan groups, including the most recent: "Christy Altomare is Better Than You." As evidenced by her Facebook profile she is a HUGE Broadway fan, and updates her status to countdown to the Spring Awakening performances she plans to attend in Seattle in several weeks. Oh, and she is a Sagittarius and we love her. She answered a few questions for us below.

SA: How long have you been a fan of Spring Awakening?
Jessica: I have been a fan of Spring Awakening since the Tony's! I randomly turned them on RIGHT when Zach Braff was introducing the show and I remember being so enthralled with the entire performance. I think everyone can agree with me when I say that was the most intense medley ever performed at Radio City Music Hall :) So a year and three months, to the day.

SA: Have you seen the show live yet? If so, where and how many times?
Jessica: I'm actually from Vancouver, BC, but I managed to travel down to NY on Spring Break specifically to see the show. I saw it Friday March 14 and I sat front row, center(!) and then I made my friend rush with me on Sunday the 16 and we got seats on stage, which was an experience in itself. I'm not even going to go into how much those performances affected me, I think I was still sobbing when I finally made it back to the hotel room.

SA: What's your favorite scene from the show?
Jessica: My favourite part of the show...Hmm..that's really tough. I have so many because this show really captures so many amazing moments that are all so different from each other. Agh, there are so many little things I could pick, like during the blaa, blaa, blaa's in Totally Fucked right before they start to jump around the stage and everyone's starting to move a little bit, or when Wendla first steps out onto the chair, or when they do that little soft, acappella bit before they start belting in Purple Summer. My Junk is fun amd hilarious, Touch Me and I Believe are arguably the most beautiful scenes in the show and Don't Do Sadness/Blue wind is incredibly heart breaking. There's so many parts of it that are just..completely moving to a point of paraliysis that I don't think I could pick any one part.

SA: What is your favorite song from the Soundtrack?
Jessica: Ah, another hard one. I guess it depends on when you ask me. Right now it's The Dark I Know Well, but I think all the songs have been my favourite at one point. I think My Junk, Touch Me and Blue Wind are all a close second. Honorable mention goes to Totally Fucked because you can't listen to that song and not have a good time and tap your feet and stuff, it's physically impossible.

Any other music, shows or bands that you particularly love?
Jessica: I love Christy Altomare's music and Kyle Riabko's, especially Trevor Jackson, I bought both their CD's off iTunes and listen to them non-stop. Regina Spektor is, I think, my all-time favourite artist, I have like 100 of her songs. Arcade Fire is my favourite band. As for shows, one of my favourite shows (second to SA of course) is Next To Normal/Feeling Electric. And I started listening to a demo for a new musical Factory Girls which is fantastic.

1 comment:

Tara T. said...

Wow...I really love that she describes it as "completely moving to a point of paralysis"...that's really amazing.

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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

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