Guilty Ones St. Louis In Action PLUS Valentine's Cabaret tonight

***Updated with Vids from the concert! Katie and Kermit, what would we do without you??***

For those who are in the St. Louis area, don't miss our Valentine's Cabaret tonight featuring love songs arranged by some of our company members (21+, unfortunately)!

Here's all the info:

WHAT: Benefit for Broadway Cares and Saint Louis Efforts for AIDS

WHERE: Jive & Wail, 7376 Manchester Road, Maplewood, MO

WHEN: Monday, February 16th 2009

The national touring cast of the Tony winning Spring Awakening will offer an intimate concert Monday, February 16th at be held at The Jive & Wail on the Maplewood strip. The performance benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and Saint Louis Effort for AIDS.

The Broadway touring cast of Spring Awakening will perform love songs arranged by members of their ensemble, ranging from show tunes to pop singles. The electrifying vocals of the Spring Awakening cast will be accompanied by two dueling grand pianos. Julie Danielson will be the musical director for the one-night-only event. Cabaret may never be the same!

The Jive & Wail is located at 7376 Manchester Road in Maplewood, Missouri. Doors will open at 7 pm. The show begins at 8 pm. All tickets for the performance will include admission to a meet-and-greet after the show. Tickets are $25 and are only available now at the door, first come first served. You must be 21. More info: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/55825


Many of you have been or will be part of a Guilty Ones team. We thought it would be cool for you to meet some of your fellow Guilty Ones who have been working tirelessly to spread the word in St. Louis. We asked some of them to share their experiences about being part of the street team and what they learned. Here, in their own words, is what they said.

“When I was approached to head the Guilty Ones program here at the Fox Theatre, I was really excited, but I had no idea just how much fun and how rewarding the program could be. It was really inspiring to see how special this musical has become to so many young people and how it has touched their lives. It is such a powerful show and I am really glad that the Fox was able to adopt this program here in St. Louis. I highly recommend it!”

“Being a Guilty One in St. Louis has been an incredible experience for me. My parents have always been very strict, so I didn't think they would approve of Spring Awakening. Our first meeting took place while my parents were out of town, so when they got home and saw my excitement, they allowed me to keep going to the meetings. Two friends joined me in being a Guilty One and the three of us earned our 1,000 points and got to go to opening night together. Seeing the bits and pieces of the show on YouTube and through commercials is nothing compared to actually seeing it live. I couldn't wait for opening night and to get to meet the cast who I had watched in all of the Totally Trucked videos. I really felt comfortable meeting them and I couldn't believe how nice and friendly they all were. The entire experience was something very special for me and helped me to realize through writing Facebook notes and talking to people while handing out fliers what I really believe about the show and how much it speaks to me. I am so grateful to have been given this opportunity and to get to share my love of this show with others. I wouldn't have had that opportunity without The St. Louis Guilty Ones.”

“Being a Guilty One has been one of the best experiences of my life. I'm able to just get away from reality for a while and talk about this amazing show. My favorite part was booking a group of kids in my dorm. Many of them didn't know much about the show, but wanted to check it out. Seeing their excitement afterward was the most rewarding part. They loved it! They were so happy to get to meet the cast and now they want to see it again. And the best part is, the kids that didn't go as part of the group are asking about it now because it's all they're talking about! College can get stressful, but when you get to just go out and have fun and be excited for something like this, it has a way of bringing everyone back together.”

“After learning about all the amazing things the Guilty Ones were going to do, I knew I needed to join. Going around town and talking to people about the show was a great experience. Some people didn’t know anything about the show and were happy to hear some details and hang a poster in their window. I really enjoyed seeing people’s reaction to hearing about the show. Having people from St. Louis explaining the show to the public makes it easy to get the word out. We speak the language and can get the message out. And that is what Spring Awakening is all about. Talking and communicating with people, not holding back. It is an amazing feeling, being a source for Spring Awakening. Not many people get it, but we do, and we love it.”
-Erin K.



Craig handing out flyers on the Delmar Loop


Katie and Erin B. at the Arch


SA Cookies courtesy of Tamila, Katie and Erin B.

On Stage at the Fox after exclusive tour

On the Fox stage after an exclusive Guilty Ones tour

Preparing a Valentine's Gift Basket for cast and crew

Putting together a Valentine's Gift Basket for Cast and Crew.

Amber and Jared at the cast party

Amber and Jared, our music director, at the cast party.

Tamila, Kyle and Erin B at the cast party

Tamila, Kyle and Erin B at the cast party.

Katie with Krystina and Steffi D

Katie with Krystina and Steffi D.


Erin K with Blake at party.

The Guilty Ones St. Louis at Opening Night Party

St. Louis Guilty Ones at the Opening Night Party!

Thank you, St. Louis Guilty Ones, for all you do! Were people receptive on the streets? Any challenges? Comment below.

Would you like to share your own stories about being part of a Guilty Ones group? I'm sure others would love to read about the things that you did. Share them as a blog comment below. Future Guilty Ones street team members can learn from your experiences.

If you would like to sign up for Guilty Ones street teams in an upcoming tour stop, email your contact info to nationalguiltyones@gmail.com (those in Toronto email directly to torontoguiltyones@gmail.com).


Katie said...

Craig and I went to an ice carnival on a freezing cold day in January. We stood out on a street corner and handed out fliers for about 2 hours. We had quite a few people get really excited because they had heard of it and wanted to see it, some who politely took it and never opened it, a few who took it and read it, and some who walked right by and didn't stop. Quite a few told us they already had tickets too. I think the amount of people who seemed interested was worth it. It was definitely an interesting experience.
My biggest challenge was explaining to people what this show was without people thinking poorly of me. I'm involved in church and the people who know me don't think of me as someone who would like a show like this with its content. It was really interesting for me to write the blog entries and post items to earn points and really discover and to get to share what the show means to me. I obviously didn't go to see sex and hear adult language and until I wrote out my feelings about it I never really completely thought out what it means to me.
I'm really glad I did The St. Louis Guilty Ones!

Elizabeth said...

It was so amazing. And it was funny because some people that had been living down the hall from me the whole year knew all about the musical and wanted to see it so bad and I never knew. So when I booked the group, we all got into huge discussions about it and then other people started hearing about it and before I knew it, I had people on other floors wanting to go. It's kind of been a great way to meet new people that I wouldn't have met otherwise.

And meeting my fellow Guilty Ones was like finding another family. We spent so much time during the meetings together and now we keep running into each other at the shows. I've made some great friends that I can share in this passion with. It's something that's special only to Broadway. It's a different kind of family. And I love it!

The St. Louis Guilty Ones will live on beyond the tour stop here, I'm sure of it.

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10/06/09 - 10/11/09
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Belk Theatre, Blumenthal Performing Arts Center
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Auditorium Theatre, Rochester Broadway League
885 E. Main Street Rochester, NY 14605
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MARCH 2-7, 2009
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Fabulous Fox Theatre
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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.

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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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