Spring Awakening comes to Columbus, OH!

Minneapolis was cold, but we gave the twin cities some heat! The audiences were amazing, as Andy Mientus writes in his blog: "The audience tonight...was absolutely raucous from the first gag and so with us all night. In turn, our energy amped so much, and everyone was having a blast. We were all wearing these silly grins backstage, it was so joyful. What a special night!" Thank you, Minneapolis!

Claire Sparks went to The Mall of America and picked up sweet T-shirts for her fellow swings. Thanks to Steffi D for this vid:

We start performances in Columbus, OH tomorrow!

We have some connections to Ohio in this company.

Cleveland is the hometown of our music director Jared Stein. Jared previously conducted and was the music director for the tour of RENT. He is interviewed (along with Blake Bashoff) in this great feature in the Columbus Dispatch which came out yesterday: http://dispatch.com/live/content/life/stories/2009/02/01/1_SPRING_AWAKENING_ART_02-01-09_E1_66CMU02.html?sid=101

Some of you saw the episode of The Price is Right which aired last week which featured Jared as one of the players. It was taped when we were in LA. The entire cast was there cheering him on and performed during a commercial break. Well, the website Hunks Du Jour has featured Jared in a Price Is Right Hunkiest Hunk Showdown! Go here and vote for him if you havn't already (this was posted on Andy's blog as well). He's # 10:


Continnuing with our Ohio connection--Christy Altomare went to school in Ohio, at the Cincinnatti College Conservatory of Music. She wrote the score of Naomi Iizuka's play, Anon[ymous], which won the Cincinnatti ACCLAIM award for best play of the season!

Lastly, Lucas Wells wrote in his blog that he has family in Columbus, who will come out to support. He is the seventh of NINE children (!!), so we're all hoping that his extended family alone will fill up the Palace theatre for at least a night. :)

There are still some on-stage seats available for this week's performance. You can purchase them directly by signing up for the Palace's E-Club at this link: https://oss.ticketmaster.com/html/home.htmI?l=EN
(select your desired date and then select "on stage seating" option).

Guilty Ones in Columbus--write a comment and tell us all that you're doing this week in preparation for the show!


1. WE HAVE JUST RECEIVED OUR FIRST TOURING AWARD! Broadway/San Diego was given a local Noel Award for Best Touring Production: Spring Awakening! Woo-Hoo!
Congrats to Broadway/San Diego and all the amazing people at the Balboa and congrats to the entire company of Spring Awakening. Much deserved.

2. Deadline for cast video blogging suggestions for St. Louis is midnight tomorrow. Leave your suggestions for the cast as a comment in the previous blog.

It will take about two weeks before your suggestions can be implemented into videos and our TotallyTrucked Youtube Channel becomes active again. So in the meanwhile, I wanted to post some of Steffi D's awesome Hot Minute interviews with some of our cast members. Visit her Youtube channel (link in our Links section) if you havn't already. There are some really hilarious vids. Don't miss "The Invasion"!

Come see us, Columbus!!



Andrew said...

Hey Pun and the cast of SA,

Thanks for the comment. Glad to see the blog back up and running. I can't believe the show left SF almost four months ago! There have been so many memories made. Can't wait to see the show when it comes back around.


Melrose said...

Yay! The blog is finally back! Sweet!

Heehee, I love all the Hot Minute videos and the rest of the videos on Steffi's channel! They are awesome :) I hope you all have an amazing time in Ohio!

-- Melrose

Scott said...

saw the opening show columbus tonight and I want to take you all to dinner! The show was unbelievably phenomenal. I sat next to an 80 year old named Shirley and by the end of the second act, she told me how the show made her feel 4o years younger. What a compliment! Can you please tell me how I might get a couple of tickets to the "on-stage area"? It would be a dream come true!

Pun said...

Scott, that's a great story! Thanks for sharing. This show is better than Oil of Olay for making you look and feel younger! hehehe...that should be our new tag line.

The best way to get onstage seats is through that E-Club link I posted in the blog. You can also call the theatre directly. Apparently, there are still some left for this week. It's an amazing experience to hear the actors unamped, the music surrounding you and the vibrations of the stage.


Betsey said...

I sat stage left at today's matinee in Columbus. Thank you for an experience I will never forget. The control you guys have is UNBELIEVABLE. On more than one occasion I expected someone to land in my lap and you never did. DARN! :)

On a more serious note, when I saw SA in New York I was not prepared for the second act. As someone who has buried a teenager, your very real emotion in performing what is already a raw script was beautiful in its simplicity. Watching it from the stage, what I felt as a parent when I buried my own daughter I saw so poignantly in Moritz's father's face. I missed that in NY.

Anyway... thank you.

Anonymous said...

I'll try this again. :(
I sat on stage opening night and had the best time. You guys are incredible. ALL of you. And you should be proud of your work. It was a joy watching you as you seem to truly love what you're doing. I'm jealous. :) I had to go back Thu. to see it again. I've NEVER done that.
My words can't come close to adequately describe how the show made me feel. All I can say is THANKS, and I wish you all nothing but the best.

Oh, and a special thanks to Gerard, whom I got to sit beside while he beamed watching Kristy. I appreciated your stories and your putting up with my questions.
And finally, Kristy, Kyle and Blake....you guys blew me away. GREAT JOB!!


Anonymous said...

I'll be on-stage in St. Louis on Sunday, Feb. 15th at the matinee. I'm sooooo excited! I can't wait to see the show. It really sounds incredible!

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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
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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
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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
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April 20-May 9, 2010
3011 W. Grand Boulevard Detroit, MI 48202
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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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