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


Kaedtiann said...

Wow, fantastic reviews!! They make me so excited. :D I really wish I could be in Boston... Any chance for the tour coming by Seattle? Or Vancouver, Canada. I am dying to see the show.

Anonymous said...

"You MUST buy your On-stage seats IN ADVANCE at the box office only."

And that's exactly why there are so many left. A lot of people travel from out of town for the tour shows, and to have on stage tickets available only at the box office only hurts sales and keeps people who want to support the show from going.

Pun said...

Kaedtiann--I answered your question in the blog post you previously posted on.

Anonymous--thanks for the feedback. We have no control over how local presenting venues want to sell their tickets. Thankfully,no one else is doing the box office only thing. I think it has to do with the ticketing system they have in place. Hopefully, any on stage seats that go unsold will be available for day of sales.

Chris said...

I love how Steffi's middle finger is totally apparent at the end of the first video :)

Kaedtiann said...

Oh, sorry. And, thanks! I'll definitely try contacting the theatres.

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