Saying Goodbye to Matt Doyle

Spring Awakening Tour: Matt Doyle's Last Day

It's so hard to say goodbye - but alas, Matt Doyle departs the tour after 2 years and 1 month since his SA Broadway debut. Catch his last moments as Melchior as he starts his new "bright future." We all wish him well and can't wait to tune in to see him on Gossip Girl. Adieu, Adieu.



Spring Awakening in Providence-- REVIEW ROUNDUP

These 1 week stops are waaay too short. It's hard to believe we are already getting ready to leave Providence...

We got some RAVE reviews from the local press.

This one, in the PROVIDENCE JOURNAL, made me laugh out loud when they called the Guilty Ones a "support group" haha:

"The Tony Award-winning Spring Awakening has more substance than your usual Broadway musical. Now local audiences will get a chance to fall under its spell this weekend at the Providence Performing Arts Center. If you see just one show at PPAC this season, make it Spring Awakening.

If the show sounds a little dark, that’s because it is — sort of. The opening night crowd let out some customary chuckles as the night got under way, but soon grew quiet as patrons presumably found themselves in the presence of a very unusual and very striking Broadway offering....the show has drawn a huge following among teens, who often bring their parents to let them know what’s on their minds. At Tuesday’s opening, a group of young people from a Spring Awakening support group sat on the stage with cast members, in what looked like a mock classroom....

This, in fact, is the sort of show that teens can’t afford to miss, the kind of show that deals with the heavy issues of adolescence head-on."

Click here for Full Review

This one, in the PROVIDENCE PHOENIX, thought the acting which was "on the money" and the appreciated the "compelling characterizations." He also praised Duncan Sheik, whose songs "overwhelm us with conviction. Some are gentle, but most have a hopping-mad punk energy that captures the emotional and thematic highpoints of the play". Read full review

BROADWAYWORLD set up a challenge of sorts, saying that after all the awards, people in NYC "knew that Spring Awakening is an amazing show," and that it is now up to the touring cast to take that message across America. Judging from his review, it seems like our cast has met his challenge! This sentence made me chuckle: " Do not expect an MGM Musical fade-to-black treatment of teen sex, suicide or abortion. Profanity is celebrated, breasts are bared, sex is simulated and boys kiss each other!" Click here to read

And here's a reviewer from 95.5 WBRU whose expectations were also exceeded. Considering that she has already seen the show on Broadway, that's no small feat. She gushes, "the cast is phenomenal. Young and lively, yet completely aware of the importance of their message, the actors delivered lines and music with emotion and dynamism..." Here's the link

Listen to 95.5's interview with Tom Hulce and Christy Altomare here

We did a bunch of other radio interviews, but none of them seem to be archived online. Here are some of the TV interviews we did:

Blake and Steffi 's Interview on ABC 6, Providence. Blake is so articulate and Steffi is hilarious..."you know, you've been there. Ha ha."

Link here

Blake and Steffi's interview on the Rhode Show, Fox Providence:

Link: Rhodes Show


ALERT! There are still plenty of On-stage seats left for the Boston engagement, including some on opening night if you act fast. Reminder: You MUST buy your On-stage seats IN ADVANCE at the box office only. I know it's a pain to truck all the way downtown, but don't wait until the day of to get your tickets or you'll risk losing out. Get an intimate experience, right next to the actors, sitting on a professional stage for just $25 bucks!

Similarly, Student Rush tickets in Boston are being sold IN ADVANCE.

Here's our previous post on On Stage and Rush seats: More details

FAN MAIL If you would like to send fan mail to the cast, send it to:

Cast Member Name/Spring Awakening Tour
The Colonial Theatre
106 Boylston St.
Boston, MA 02116

Your letter/package must get there before the end of our Boston engagement (5/24) or it will not be forwarded.

STAGE DOOR The stage door for the The Colonial Theatre is in Allen's Alley by the Majestic Theatre.

I know it's finals and graduation and all, but please help us get the word out and convince your friends that they can't miss us! We love our Guilty Ones! Here's a great advance feature article in the Boston Globe which features one of our Guilty One Street team members in Boston: Boston Globe


New Tour Stops Announced!

We are excited that demand for Spring Awakening continues to grow across the USA. Here are a few added tour stops that have recently announced their next season. Currently, only subscriptions for the entire season are on sale (subscribers will get the best seats). You can sign up for newsletters on each venue's website to be alerted when single tickets are available for purchase (usually not until 3-4 months beforehand). Which one are you most excited for?! Shout out!

The Marcus Center, Milwaukee, WI Oct 6-11, 2009

The Music Hall, Kansas City, MO Oct 12-18

The Bass Concert Hall, UTPAC, Austin, TX Oct 20-25, 2009

Orange County Performing Arts Center, Costa Mesa, CA Nov 17-29, 2009

Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Denver CO Dec 1-19,2009

Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, Charlotte, NC Feb 2-7, 2010

Rochester Broadway Theatre League, Rochester NY Feb 9-14, 2010

Fabulous Fox Theatre, Atlanta, GA March 9-14, 2010

Dallas Center for the Performing Arts, Dallas TX March 23 - April 4. 2010

Arsht Center, Miami FL May 11-16, 2010

Carr Performing Arts Center, Orlando FL May 18-23, 2010

It looks, then, that we will not be in the northeast corridor for at least a full year after Washington DC, so if you are anywhere CLOSE to Providence, Boston, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington DC, plan your ROAD TRIP now!

We will have Guilty Ones Street Teams at all these locations. If you would like to sign up to help promote the show, send your name, age, and phone number from your primary email address to: nationalguiltyones@gmail.com Put the tour stop closest to you in the subject heading! If you are more than an hour away, it is unlikely we will be able to use your help.

NEW TOTALLYTRUCKED! VIDEO: Krystina and Chase in Dallas
Chase and Krystina flew from Toronto to the land of BBQ and steerhorns, Dallas, Texas, to announce the Dallas Center for the Performing Art's 2010 season. These two live it up at ultra lux hotel Palomar but soon get to work as they sing "Don't Do Saddness/Blue Wind." This is probably the first time anyone has seen this combination. It's a Swing Awakening! Check out the SA cake in the end - yumm!


Here are some pictures from the presentation:

Dallas Season 2010 Announcement
Dallas Season 2010 Announcement

Talking to Kids at Booker T. High School.
Dallas 2010 Season Announcement

Chase Doesn't Do Sadness
Dallas 2010 Season Announcement

A View from the Back

Dallas Season 2010 Announcement



Four of our Toronto based-TotallyTrucked readers wrote in suggesting that the cast try a local fast food staple, poutine. What is Poutine, you ask? The quintessential French-Canadian comfort food: french fries with cheese curds smothered in beef gravy! These are served in fast food restaurants throughout Canadian cities (particularly Quebec) and some chains, such as Smoke's Poutinerie, where our cast was steered, serve nothing but!

Steffi D was excited to see how Smoke's compared to her mom's poutine. Will Blake, Matt and Christy share Steffi's obsession? Or will there be an American revolt? Let's go to the video:

Poutine dessert! Both Matt and Blake were inspired! Looks like Poutine is a hit!

Did you catch the photographer in the video? A reporter from the National Post followed our cast as they made this video for you.

Here's an excerpt from the article :

 Poutine Tasting Photo Credit: Colin O'Conell

They are an enthusiastic group. They're excited to draw on the blackboard [the opening of Christy's video above], to recognize the back of the Royal Alexandra Theatre from across Adelaide and to show off pictures of their pets (Doyle whips out his iPhone and starts cooing over his "baby," a photogenic little dachsund/terrier cross named Jacob). Mostly, after months of winter in various Midwestern cities, they're excited to be in Toronto, which, according to Altomare, "actually FEELS like a city!"

And today, they're excited to try poutine for the first time, except for Steffi D., who is excited to compare Smoke's poutine to her mom's. (The poutine is a particularly good choice today, as the previous night was their one night off. They all took full advantage of the break, and are in need of the, ah, curative properties of fries and gravy.)

Read the entire article here: http://www.nationalpost.com/arts/story.html?id=1492582

Thanks to our fans for recommending that we create this video!
Leave your reactions below. Would love to hear from you!


Spring Awakening Tour: Niagara Falls Adventure Part 2

Spring Awakening Tour: Niagara Falls Part 2

The adventure continues with the SA crew moving from the falls to the slots. "Risk to Win" is the advice from our fellow castmates but we say: learn from their mistakes. Also, return to the falls for a midnight lightshow and get a close encounter with the third kind...


This video was entirely edited by Krystina Alabado. Props!

Photos from Krytina's scrapbook:

Photo# 1: In the Niagara Sky Wheel
Krystina, Matt and Andy
In the Niagara Sky Wheel

Photo #2: Cuties in the Sky
Claire, Ben and Anthony

Photo #3: Elements Restaurant with Krytina and Lucas. Talk about your romantic hotspots!
Elements Restaurant

more pictures on our Flickr page: http://www.flickr.com/groups/springawakeninggallery

What Would You Do? BOSTON

It's time for you to tell the cast what you would do in Boston.

Since the cast has very limited time to enjoy all that each city has to offer when they are only there for one week, the "What Would You Do?" feature will only include tour stops that last more than a week. That doesn't mean there won't be videos from each city, but that those videos won't be fan-generated.

So. If you are from Boston or know Boston, give the cast some great ideas to vlog about. Unique places, food, and activities that can't be found anywhere else.

These submissions are due by the end of the week: Friday, April 24th.

Our fans have given us some great suggestions already and they are much appreciated!


Spring Awakening's Niagara Falls Adventure Part 1

Niagara Falls Adventure Part 1

What happens when a bunch of Spring Awakening cast members hit the uber awesome falls of Niagara? What happens might not be all water and rainbows... It might even prove to be a "Nightmares" of a story...

Catch the next post where we continue the Falls fun with Megabucks luck and a security breach...


Next Profile of the Month: Gabrielle Garza!

Hi guys,

Steffi is still busy putting together her Profile of the Month video. I know most of you have said you like the video format better, but it does take a lot of editing.

Gabby is our next Profile of the Month! We wanted her answers to be ready while we were in Boston, where Gabbby went to Emerson College, so we're not waiting.

If you've got a question for the wonderful Ms. Garza, please leave a comment below. Questions are due by end of day Tue, April 21st. That gives you a little less than five days. Thanks!

Spring Awakening Boston and Providence Promotions



Vouchers for a free pair of tickets to the Tuesday, April 21, 7P performance of Spring Awakening have been placed at participating locations throughout the area, and you are invited to join the hunt and find them! Starting TODAY and continuing through Monday April 20th, all you have to do is go to the following locations and ask the staff member on duty about the Spring Awakening Ticket Treasure Hunt. If you're fast, you might be lucky! First come first served, while the supplies last!

Providence Central Library, 225 Washington Street, Providence, RI
Mt. Pleasant Library, 315 Academy Avenue, Providence, RI
Rochambeau Library, 708 Hope Street, Providence, RI
Knight Memorial Library, 275 Elmwood Avenue, Providence, RI
Greenville Library, 573 Putnam Pike, Greenville, RI
Seekonk Library, 410 Newman Avenue, Seekonk, MA
Cranston Public Library, 140 Sockanosset Cross Road, Cranston, RI
George Hail Free Library, 530 Main Street, Warren, RI
Rogers Free Library, 525 Hope Street, Bristol, RI
East Providence Public Library, 41 Grove Avenue, East Providence, RI
Borders Book Music Movies & Café, 142 Providence Place, Providence, RI
Borders Book Music Movies & Café, 190 Hillside Ave., Cranston, RI (at Garden City)
J. Jill, 100 Midway Road, Cranston, RI (at Garden City)
Borders Book Music Movies & Café, 1212 S. Washington, N. Attleboro, MA

The vouchers are redeemable at the PPAC Box Office window only, and must be redeemed by Monday, April 20 by 4P with the original voucher; no copies of the voucher will be accepted. Limit one voucher per household. Vouchers are for best available seating at time of redemption, and have no cash value and cannot be combined with any other offer or promotion; no adjustments on prior purchases.

Spring Awakening performance times are Tuesday, April 21 at 7:00P, Wednesday, April 22 at 7:30P, Thursday, April 23 at 7:30P, Friday, April 24 at 8:00P, Saturday, April 25 at 2:00P & 8:00P, and Sunday, April 26 at 1:00 & 6:30P. Tickets for Spring Awakening are $73, $68, $66, $61, $56, $51, and $46; all ticket prices include a $3 per ticket restoration charge. Tickets for all shows can be purchased at PPAC’s Box Office window or by calling (401) 421-ARTS, Monday – Friday from 10A – 5P and Saturday from 10A – 2P; patrons may also visit www.ppacri.org to purchase tickets any time. Discounted admission is available for groups of 20 or more; for more information, email Paul Hiatt at phiatt@ppacri.org or call (401) 574-3162.





5:30pm-Dinner at The Beehive/ Cast Members Scheduled To Meet & Greet
With Guests
7:00pm-Old Town Trolley picks up guests for The Colonial Theatre
7:30pm-Spring Awakening at The Colonial Theatre (orchestra seats)

$150.05 per ticket


Use Password: SPRING2009

Limited Seats Are Available! Order by April 27!


Don't forget our other Boston Promotion for $10 OFF tickets if you order by April 25th: http://totallytrucked.blogspot.com/2009/04/discount-code-for-spring-awakening-in_08.html

On Stage and Rush Seats for Spring Awakening in BOSTON


On Stage Seating for Boston's engagement of Spring Awakening (playing The Colonial Theatre April 28 to May 24) will go on sale TODAY, Friday April 17th at 2pm. All seats are $25.00 and will be sold at the Colonial Theatre Box Office only (106 Boylston Street - during regular business hours - 10 to 6 (M-F). No phone or online sales. Limit 4 tickets per person/per performance.

Only a limited number of $25 Stage Seats are available. Due to the special staging & production requirements of this area, we are unable to accommodate wheelchair or accessible needs patrons in these locations. Seats are subject to availability. No refunds or exchanges.

Please read our On Stage Seating Rules and Procedures:



Broadway's most talked about new musical is now the biggest Tony Award® Winner in years. SPRING AWAKENING is the groundbreaking fusion of morality, sexuality and rock & roll that has awakened Broadway like no other musical in years. Winner of 8 Tony Awards® including Best Musical, SPRING AWAKENING celebrates the unforgettable journey from youth to adulthood with a power, poignancy and a passion you will never forget.
*Spring Awakening contains strong adult situations, sexuality, and themes. Parents are asked to use discretion and the show is recommended for young adults ages 15 and up.

$25.00 Advance Rush Tickets Available for these performances. Deadline to purchase: April 18.

Tuesday, April 28 at 7:30PM
Wednesday, April 29 at 7:00PM
Thursday, April 30 at 7:30PM
Sunday, May 3 at 7:30pm
Tuesday, May 5 at 7:30PM
Wednesday, May 6 at 7:30PM
Thursday, May 7 at 7:30PM
Sunday, May 10 at 7:30pm

Advance Rush Policy:
Box Office purchase only. Students can purchase (1) $25.00 ticket in advance with a valid Student ID. The Colonial Theatre Box Office , 106 Boylston Street, Boston, MA. Monday to Saturday (10AM to 6PM).

(1) ticket per ID . Cash only. Seating subject to availability. Not valid on previous purchases. No refunds or exchanges.

Engagement runs April 28 to May 24 at Boston's Colonial Theatre.


Spring Awakening Concert at Eaton Centre: Photos by Jeremy Clay

We are fortunate that one of our fans in Toronto happens to be a professional photographer. The following photos were taken by Jeremy Clay at the lunch time concert at The Eaton Centre which featured the casts of We Will Rock You, The Sound of Music, Dirty Dancing , and of course, Spring Awakening. More than 2000 Torontonians turned out for the event!

Jeremy has very generously allowed us to post them here and on our Flickr page. Enjoy!

Anthony, Steffi, Matt, Gabby and Andy

Christy Altomare:

Sarah Hunt:

Ben Moss:

Matt Doyle:

If you would like to contact Jeremy for 8x10 prints, you can email him at: jc@jclayphoto.com or via his website: www.jclayphoto.com

MORE pics in our Flickr Gallery: http://www.flickr.com/groups/springawakeninggallery

What do you think of the photos? Leave a comment and let us know!


Class Assignment: "Easter Bunny"

Class Assignment: We asked our company to write a short story or poem around the theme "Easter Bunny." We think you're going to love some of the assignments we got back....


I once had a rabbit named Mabel
Who lived in a box in our stable
Then one morning I saw
She was not in her straw;
She was served up with rice on our table.



The Easter bunny scared me
When I was short and small
But then he left me presents
So i shut up and loved them all



Easter At My House
By Jew-Jew-Jewlie Benko

Those Easter Egg hunts were so fun—GOTCHA!
At my house we hunted the afikomen (matzah).
We never expected the Easter Bunny.
Instead I heard, “Get the door for Elijah, honey!”
The non-painted, hard-boiled eggs that we ate
Looked just like the one on the seder plate.
We’d remember our people’s return to Zion,
And say “Happy Passover! Drink up! L’Chaim!”



I had an Easter Bunny
It's name was Darla
It died of constipation.

True story.



When my brother was in high school, he was hired to dress up as the Easter Bunny in the mall.
He's 6 foot 4.



"Tomorrow, I'm bringing Scissors!"
A Short Story, by Steffi D

One fine day, Ilse met the Easter Bunny at the stage door and he really liked her haircut.
And so, she exclaimed: "Tomorrow, I'm bringing scissors!", to which the Easter Bunny answered: "For God sake, Ilse, no! I love my haircut as it is!"

The next day, dark into the night, when the Easter Bunny was sleeping, Ilse took a pair of scissors and cut one of his ears shorter than the other to give him the crooked, uneven, bob look...

She didn't get any treats from him that year...
She will never get any treats from him ever again.



Melchior: You know, it's something I've been thinking a lot about.
Wendla: The day laborers?
Melchior: (Laughs) No. Easter. What do you think Wendla. Can the Easter Bunny really make a difference?



Bunny is boppin around your house leaving chocolate
Under the kitchen table and hiding eggs that are really hard to find and sometimes you
Never really find them, or you do in like,
Yet, it's still a blast and you can't help but have a good time!


DVR alert for next week: If you're in Toronto, In anticipation of Kyle's return to the Tour, Bravo Canada will re-air "Kyle Riabko: The Lead" Monday, April 13 @ 8e/5p and Friday, April 17 @ 7e/4p).

Tom Hulce and Diane Paulus talk about Spring Awakening/Hair at Harvard University

In Boston?  Come to this Panel!


Discount Code for Spring Awakening in Boston

Dear Guilty Ones--

KNOW ANYONE IN THE BOSTON AREA? We have an exclusive offer to TotallyTrucked readers for $10 off tickets to see Spring Awakening at the Colonial Theatre in Boston (Hurry! Expires April 25th)! If you know anyone in Boston, please forward this offer and make sure they know that they CAN'T miss us! Leave a comment below if you've shared this code with anyone. Thanks so much for helping us spread the word!

BOSTON DISCOUNT CODE--SAVE $10! (Regularly $40-$84).
HURRY! This offer is only valid until 5:00 pm EST on April 25th!

Hailed by critics around the country and now around the world, SPRING AWAKENING is the groundbreaking fusion of morality, sexuality and rock & roll that has awakened Broadway like no other musical in years. Winner of a Grammy Award® and 8 Tony Awards® including Best Musical, SPRING AWAKENING celebrates the unforgettable journey from youth to adulthood with a power, poignancy and a passion you will never forget.

Playing April 28th to May 24th at Boston's Colonial Theatre.

Act now and save $10 when you enter code: TRUCK at the following link


HURRY! Discounted tickets are good for Tue, Wed, Thur and Sun performances for the first two weeks but MUST BE PURCHASED BY 5 PM ON APRIL 25TH, 2009.

For more information, visit www.springawakening.com

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Thanks so much! We're excited to visit the ol' Bean Towne! Chase Davidson in our cast is a graduate of the Boston University's Conservatory Program. This is the best break from finals you could EVER come up with...

Open Call Auditions for Spring Awakening in Boston


Boston Open Call '09 Flyer

HAVE A QUESTION? I'll try my best to answer them below. Be sure to read the comments from the Toronto audition first to make sure I haven't already answered them: http://totallytrucked.blogspot.com/2009/03/open-call-auditions-toronto.html#comments



Kyle Riabko returns to Spring Awakening in Toronto!

This press release was just sent out, hot off the presses:

Canadian Kyle Riabko returns
to “Spring Awakening” on April 14

TORONTO (April 7, 2009) – The producers of “Spring Awakening” announced today that Saskatoon native and Toronto resident Kyle Riabko will return to “Spring Awakening” on April 14. Riabko plays the role of Melchior Gabor in the touring production of this eight-time Tony Award®-winning Broadway musical, which is playing Toronto’s Canon Theatre through April 19. After leaving Toronto, the show will continue on its North American tour (for a complete list of tour cities, visit www.SpringAwakening.com). Riabko had taken a short leave of absence from the show to shoot a television pilot for ABC.


Riabko, 21, joined the touring cast after debuting as Melchior on Broadway in May 2008. In addition, he has released a full-length record on Columbia and opened with performers such as John Mayer, Maroon 5, BB King and others. Riabko’s debut album, “The Parkdale Sessions,” is currently available. Prior to joining the Spring Awakening cast, Riabko starred as Milo in the Canadian hit "Instant Star" from the creators of “Degrassi: The Next Generation.” Additional information is available at his Web site at www.kyleriabko.com


Set against the backdrop of a repressive and provincial late 19th century Germany, “Spring Awakening” tells the story of adolescent self-discovery and budding sexuality as seen through the eyes of three teenagers – Melchior, Moritz and Wendla. In a haunting and provocative story, “Spring Awakening” celebrates the journey from youth to adulthood.

Based on the 1891 Frank Wedekind play, “Spring Awakening” features an rock-inspired score by Duncan Sheik, book and lyrics by Steven Sater, direction by Michael Mayer and choreography by the award-winning Bill T. Jones.

For more information, visit www.springawakening.com.

Spring Awakening/Degrassi Mash Up Redux: Toronto!

As many of you know, Spring Awakening has a history with the TV show Degrassi: The Next Generation, dating all the way back to our Mash Up on Broadway, hosted by Rosie O'Donnell and Zach Braff (the video of which is on YouTube if you havn't seen it--featuring Andy Mientus before he was cast, who, according to Rosie, is destined to be a "soap star" LOL).

Some of the cast members from Degrassi are in the play "Dog Sees God" in Toronto, which members of our cast went to support. See below some of the hilarity that ensued..and this was BEFORE the casts went out on the town together after the show.

Coming up in a future post we'll have video of the cabaret that some members of our cast did with cast members of Dog Sees God last Sunday. It's Mash Up Redux, Toronto style!

Anyone blog readers out there who were at the original Mashup? Anyone a fan of both shows? What do you think, is the union a natural pairing? We'd love to hear from you! Leave a comment below!

Spring Awakening Tour: Spring Awakening Sees Dog Sees

Can you tell the two casts already love each other?


More pics on our Flickr page: http://www.flickr.com/groups/springawakeninggallery


Spring Awakening Opening Night in Toronto Video

Spring Awakening Tour: Toronto Opening Night!
It's Opening Night in Toronto! Check out the new vid as members of the cast prep and get ready for their Toronto debut, including Matt Doyle's first tour opening. Can you tell they're excited? This video was brought to you with the mad editing skillz of Mr. Anthony Lee Medina. Enjoy!

Spring Awakening Tour: Toronto Opening

Our Toronto Guilty Ones were there in full force. Here are some pics of them hanging with the cast at the opening night party.

Have some of your own from the party or from the stage door? Join our Spring Awakening Flickr group and share your pictures with other Guilty Ones from around North America: http://www.flickr.com/groups/springawakeninggallery/

With Anthony Lee Medina:

Blake Bashoff with our Toronto Guilty Ones Coordinator, Tamara:

Lastly, Anthony uploaded some of his personal pictures from Toronto along with some commentary.

Commentary: Our first dinner in Canada! "Spring Rolls" an amazing restaurant!

BlogMaster Note: "Spring Rolls" was one of the most suggested restaurants from our fans. The cast has used your suggestions as a local's tourist guide. Thanks so much! More videos to come based on your suggestions....

And a picture from Matt Shingledecker's 23rd Birthday dinner:

Commentary: Our birthday table! and a little boy named Aaron who entertained us at dinner with very funny antics and thoughts...

Go to the Gallery to see them all now! http://www.flickr.com/groups/springawakeninggallery/


Toronto Press Update

DVR Alert! Our Entertainment Tonight (ET) Canada segment which was announced earlier last week was pushed back and will instead air TONIGHT, Wednesday, April 1st, at 8 pm on TVTropolis and GlobalTV.

DVR Alert! The backstage interviews with Steffi D on E-Talk with hosts Ben Mulroney and Heather Lin will air TONIGHT, Wednesday, April 1st, at 7 pm on CTV. Thanks to Alison, a fan, who posted a comment about this yesterday.

UPDATED: Here it is, thanks to J Wo:

DVR Alert! Shawn Ayers checks out Spring Awakening at the Canon Theatre on Toronto Living . This aired last night and will re-air this Sunday, April April 5th at 10:30 pm on Rogers TV, cable 10 in Toronto, cable 63 in Scarborough.

Lastly, one of our Toronto based fans, Jacqui Sirois (who, I've learned, was on Toronto Living as well, after winning a walk on role on "We Will Rock You"), posted our performances on Breakfast Television last Thursday. Thank God! Many of you have posted comments specifically asking to see this paired down duet of "Touch Me" with Matt Doyle and Christy Altomare. It's beautiful...behold the riffing awesomeness! Thanks to fan HeavenCanWait who alerted me to these vids.

And the girls rocked out a rendition of Mama Who Bore Me (Reprise). God, I never get bored of hearing this.

Hope some of the new DVR alerts show up on Youtube too...

Leave a comment below!

Cleveland Rocks Part II: New Videos!

We return to Cleveland, Ohio where we have an insider look at the official Opening Night party, including interviews with some of our awesome musicians, a Guilty One who traveled to see Perry Sherman as Melchoir, and Perry himself (who got some awesome critic's reviews too, when he opened in Cleveland).

Then wake up early in the am with the cast as they visit Jared Stein's high school (our music director) and sing out Mama Who Bore Me, Don't Do Sadness, and Purple Summer. A performer's life is never done. Enjoy!

Spring Awakening Tour: Opening Night in Cleveland

Spring Awakening Tour: Performing at Jared's High School


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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