2/9/09

Spring Awakening Comes to St. Louis!

***UPDATED: Thanks to all the Guilty Ones who recorded these and those who found the links to these appearances. I've included them below.



WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 11TH--

MATT SHINGLEDECKER --Live radio interview on KMOX-AM (News Talk) at 8:40am CT on their morning show. Hosts are Doug McElvein & Debbie Monterey.

http://www.kmox.com/topic/play_window.php?audioType=Episode&audioId=3446592

BLAKE BASHOFF AND STEFFI D--Live TV interview & performance on Great Day St. Louis, KMOV-TV (CBS-affiliate) at 10am CT. Hosts are Stephanie Simmons & Carol Daniel.

This is fabulous!
http://www.kmov.com/greatday/artsandentertainment/celebritybuzz/?nvid=331061

ANDY MIENTUS AND BEN MOSS--

--Live TV interview on Show Me St. Louis, KSDK-TV (NBC-affiliate) between 3-3:30pm CT. Host is Wendy Erikson.

Thanks to Katie for uploading to YouTube:



--
Live radio interview on KMOX-AM at 4:20pm CT.

http://www.kmox.com/topic/play_window.php?audioType=Episode&audioId=3458073

THURSDAY FEBRUARY 12TH

CHRISTY ALTOMARE AND KYLE RIABKO
--
Live radio interview & performance of "Word Of Your Body" on KYKY-FM at 9:15am CT on their morning show. Hosts are Guy Phillips, Courtney Landrum, Jenn Myers & Kevin Burghoff.

http://www.y98.com/topic/play_window.php?audioType=Episode&audioId=3455932

--Live radio interview on KTRS-AM at 10:10am CT on the McGraw show. Host is McGraw Milhaven

*** Updated****Here are the fabulous reviews we received from the great city of St. Louis! Post your thoughts on our performance at the Fox below.

St. Louis

Post-Dispatch

Smart, imaginative and emotionally explosive, it’s no surprise that the Tony-winning "Spring Awakening" has turned into an international hit.
http://www.stltoday.com/..stltoday/entertainment/..reviews.nsf/stage/story/..532CFE11ACDFC8928625755A006EBA..BF?OpenDocument


Playbackstl.com

The entire ensemble cast is superb.

http://www.playbackstl.com/..content/view/8504/175/

Vital Voice


Tears and Cheers for "Spring Awakening." Much like “Rent,” the last rock musical to reenergized Broadway, “Spring
Awakening” grabs you by the collar with anger and urgency.
http://www.thevitalvoice.com/..node/2123


Ladue News Review


Spring Awakening is a delicious treat prepared from most
unexpected and delightful ingredients.
Rating: A 5 on a scale of 1-to-5.


http://www.laduenews.com/..articles/2009/02/12/..diversions/theater/..doc49934a3f88a06665525061.txt



KDHX-FM


Nothing short of wonderful.


http://www.kdhx.org/index.php?..option=com_content&task=view&..id=8864&Itemid=272



97.1 FM Talk
(Fox News Radio)


Saint Louis is lucky to have such a strong cast
present Spring Awakening, which features a stage reminiscent of
Rent and overall abandon not seen since Hair.


http://www.971talk.com/..Channels/Max/Story.aspx?ID=..1062410


Belleville
News-Democrat


This gutsy show, running through Feb. 22, has enough electrical
current to power Ameren UE's headquarters nearby, and like it did on
Broadway, lit a fire among young-at-heart patrons witnessing a new
era.


Alton Telegraph Blog

I believe this is a must-see musical.




http://originalcyn...freedomblogging.com/2009/02/..11/sex-teens-and-a-pop-..musical/457/


“Kristen in the City” Blog on KMOV-TV (CBS) Website


Spring Awakening


This is a musical unlike anything
you've ever seen.

http://www.beloblog.com/KMOV_..Blogs/kristen/2009/02/spring-..awakening.html

Thanks everyone for your suggestions on what to do in your great city! The cast will decide which suggestions they like best and there should be more TotallyTrucked vids soon!

A couple of looming deadlines:

If you would like to submit a question for Andy Mientus, our Profile of the Month, please leave a blog comment below by Feb 18th.

Suggestions for things the cast should do in East Lansing, MI are also due by Feb 18th. Leave a comment below.

More to come!



36 comments:

spiffster said...

oops, you spelled Christy's name wrong.

Sophie said...

Andy: Which moment in the show are you most nervous for every night?

Anonymous said...

Andy: If you could trade roles with any other male character, which one would it be?

Anonymous said...

Andy: What was it like when you found out you were cast in Spring Awakening?

Anonymous said...

Andy: Tell us the truth! Were you ever an active member on The Guilty Ones or the fanclub?

Anonymous said...

Andy: How many times did you see Spring Awakening on Broadway before you got cast?

Anonymous said...

Andy: How did you feel about not being at Spring Awakening's final Broadway performance?

Anonymous said...

Andy: Which Ernst/Ernst understudy is the best kisser?

Anonymous said...

Andy: Know any good books?

Anonymous said...

Andy: What is it like when an understudy goes on in a role? Does it make the performance more difficult?

Kevin said...

can someone PLEASEE post ben and andy's interviews on youtube...even the radio one pleaseee

carole said...

andy --

if you weren't majoring in musical theatre, what would you be majoring in?

and

what is your favorite cartoon?

Julie said...

Andy -

What has been your best/most memorable moment on the tour so far? The worst?

Colleen said...

at this point in the tour, how many times do you think you've had to bleach the roots of your hair? are we talking an annoying amount, or a tolerable amount?

Anonymous said...

Andy, who inspires you? who do you draw your emotion from for your performances?

Anonymous said...

Andy: It seems the male cast members sweat a lot, not sure if thats the case with you, but what do you think is the best deodorant for the male cast members to wear?

Anonymous said...

Andy: Do you have any favorite bands?

Anonymous said...

Andy: From the whole cast, who are you most close to?

Anonymous said...

Andy: What did you think of the show's stay in Los Angeles and of Los Angeles overall? Do you think there is a chance the show will come back to Los Angeles or Southern California?

Anonymous said...

Andy: What made you become a vegetarian?

Anonymous said...

Andy: Do you have any favorite author?

Anonymous said...

Andy: How would you have described yourself in high school?

Rachel said...

Someone please tape the interviews!!!! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Andy: I recently was is a high school production of Cabaret and was in Two Ladies and it was extremely awkward having to only move around under a sheet and make a little noise. How do you get used to doing stuff like that on stage?

Anonymous said...

Andy: What are some of your favorite musicals (and roles)?

Anonymous said...

How do you think you'll feel when it's time to move on from this company?

E said...

Amazing show tonight! This is my kind of musical! (and I am not a musical kinda guy) I will be back before the STL run is over!

Anonymous said...

ANDY:

After being so active with "I Believe..." on Facebook and other Spring Awakening fan groups, what is it like to be on the other side and actually IN the show?

Most fans say things and have opinions about what goes on with cast members and in the show. Do you have anything you once said or thought when you were a fan that has completely changed when actually living the life you used to talk about?

Anonymous said...

all of the radio interviews you will have to look through the lists to find the exact one...i found all the interviews except christy and kyle's radio interview...can't wait to see you all sunday!!

CHRISTY ALTOMARE AND KYLE RIABKO
http://y98.com/pages/116013.php

MATT SHINGLEDECKER interview
http://www.kmox.com/pages/66162.php?

BLAKE BASHOFF AND STEFFI D
http://www.kmov.com/video/?z=y&nvid=331061
http://www.kmov.com/video/?z=y&nvid=331045

ANDY MIENTUS AND BEN MOSS
http://www.ksdk.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=167210&catid=12
http://www.kmox.com/pages/1642726.php

Katie said...

I did the best I knew how to get Ben and Andy's interview on Show Me St. Louis up on youtube. It's horrible but it's better than nothing. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wqpC0Kbdxs

Here's the video on their website but it doesn't work http://www.ksdk.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=167210&catid=12

Here's Steffi and Blake on Great Day St. Louis http://www.kmov.com/greatday/artsandentertainment/music/?nvid=331061

If you can get this one to work it's Matt Shingledecker on KMOX-AM http://www.kmov.com/greatday/artsandentertainment/music/?nvid=331061

Ben & Andy on KMOX-PM http://www.kmox.com/topic/play_window.php?audioType=Episode&audioId=3458073

Christy and Kyle on Y98
http://www.y98.com/topic/play_window.php?audioType=Episode&audioId=3455932

lena said...

thanks everyone for posting these videos!

things for Andy:
1.what is your favourite part of this show to perform each night?
2. never having done a run longer than a few weeks, i have no idea what it's like to be in a role for a full year. have you ever gotten sick of performing the same show night after night, especially when you're contracted for such a long time?
3. who/what do you miss the most while away on tour? people, places, things, you know.
4. what's your funniest/creepiest/overall most memorable stage door experience?
5. building off of someone else's understudy question, do you feel that who you perform with affects your character? for example, if someone plays ernst besides ben, someone besides whom you're obviously used to acting alongside, do you counter what they bring differently to their role by bringing something different to hanschen yourself? if that makes any sense.
6. how do you deal with critique? do you ever work outsiders' suggestions into your performance or do you prefer to perform completely by your own ideas/previous direction?

you don't have to answer all of those, haha.

Anonymous said...

Hi Andy! What's your favorite song to perform? Also, what has been your favorite city on the tour? And lastly, what's your favorite Broadway show?

Hannah said...

Hey Andy:
First, I just want to say that I saw the show on January 4th in Tampa and completely fell in love (even though TBPAC is huge and I was in the balcony, so it wasn't the best view.) I'm now incredibly obsessed with all things Spring Awakening and love your blog and the Totally Trucked videos. So, now that I'm done being a crazy fangirl, here are my questions:
What is your favorite movie?
What is your favorite line/lyric in the show?
What do you think you would want to do if you weren't an actor?
Thanks so much for being a part of such a wonderful show.

Anonymous said...

Andy,
where do you see yourself in 10 years?

Cindy said...

Most amazing show ever! I'm a big musical fan and it really was great! I got to sit next to Melchior a lot! You all have such great energy... I hope to get stage seating again!

Anonymous said...

Andy, who did you inherit your beautiful blue eyes from?

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UPCOMING TOUR SCHEDULE


MILWAUKEE, WI
10/06/09 - 10/11/09
Uihlein Hall Marcus Center For The Performing Arts
929 North Water Street, Milwaukee, WI
http://www.broadwayticketscenter.com


KANSAS CITY, MO
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)
http://www.ticketmaster.com/venue/56473
800-982-2787

AUSTIN, TX
10/20/09 - 10/25/09
Bass Hall
23rd St & Robert Dedman Drive, Austin, TX
http://www.utpac.org/venues/bass_concert_hall
(512) 477-6060

SAN JOSE, CA
10/28/09 - 11/01/09
San Jose Center for the Performing Arts/BroadwaySanJose
http://www.broadwaysanjose.com/springawakening.php
(866)395-2929

SACRAMENTO, CA
Nov 4-15, 2009
Sacramento Community Center,
1301 L Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
http://www.californiamusicaltheatre.com/index.cfm?page=629856


COSTA MESA, CA
Nov 17-29, 2009
Orange County Performing Arts Center
600 Town Center Drive Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Ticketing number: 714.556.2787
http://www.ocpac.org/home/Events/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=887&NavID=85


DENVER, CO
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
http://www.denvercenter.org/shows-and-events/Shows/SpringAwakening/Overview.aspx

HERSHEY, PA
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
http://www.hersheytheatre.com/performances_events/details.php?id=8952

CINCINNATTI, OH
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
http://www.ticketmaster.com/

FORT MYERS, FL
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
http://www.bbmannpah.com/

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

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

HARTFORD, CT
February 23-28, 2010
Bushnell Performing Arts Center
http://www.bushnell.org/

DURHAM, NC
MARCH 2-7, 2009
DPAC, Durham Performing Arts Center
Ticketing: 919-680-2787
Groups: 919-281-0587
http://www.dpacnc.com

ATLANTA, GA
March 9-14, 2010
Fabulous Fox Theatre
660 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30308
Call Ticketmaster at (404) 817-8700
http://www.foxtheatre.org/

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

DALLAS, TX
March 23 - April 4, 2010
Dallas Center for the Performing Arts
2100 Ross Avenue, Suite 650 Dallas, Texas 75201
Box Office: 214.880.0202
http://www.dallasperformingarts.org/

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

MIAMI, FL
May 11-16, 2010
Arsht Center
Box Office: 305.949.6722
http://www.arshtcenter.org/

ORLANDO, FL
May 18-23, 2010
Carr Performing Arts Center
401 West Livingston Street Orlando, FL 32801
http://www.broadwayacrossamerica.com/Orlando

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