Spring Awakening Fan Meet up in Chicago


Guilty Ones from across the nation have organized a nationwide Fan Meet Up in Chicago.

The festivities kick off Friday August 7th, 2009 and continue through the weekend.

If you would like more information, contact Erin, the coordinator, at:

SAChicagoMeetUp09 (at) yahoo (dot) com

or RSVP via Facebook at:


As part of the festivities, we are offering a cast Q and A after the Friday August 7th performance. You must attend the show to participate in the Q and A. BroadwayinChicago has generously offered the following discount to all Guilty Ones who want to attend the performance:

25 percent off mid & upper balcony seating for Friday, August 7 performance
Must use code “ONES” when purchasing here: http://bit.ly/9tmsF
Must purchase by August 4th.

Q and A following the show will be in the lower lobby of the theater.
Go down the stairs (or take the elevator). It’s on the same level as the lower level bathrooms.

Can't make it to Chicago? We'll video the Q and A. Send your questions to
@springtour on Twitter by 5pm 8/5 and we will select a few to ask the cast. Sign up now for our twitter feed: www.twitter.com/springtour

Fan Friday: Top 10 Reasons We Love Spring Awakening

I don't know why, but these girls crack me up. Introducing Jojo and Bobo:


VIdeo: SWING Awakening in Louisville

It was a swing awakening in Louisville which created a lot of firsts. See Krista's 1st time ever, Krystina's extended Ilse run, and, as we had made public in a previous post, Lucas Wells makes Spring Awakening history by being the ONLY person who has played both Melchior and Moritz...crazy cool.

Video 1

Update on DC Cabaret

We're very sorry to say that it looks like the DC Cabaret will not be all ages.

This was the venue's stance: "Unfortunately, due to our license, we are nor allowed to have persons under the age of 18 in our building after 11pm. So, yes, that is the last word."

We tried...but at least you don't have to be 21! Here's all the info:

Date: This Thursday, July 30, 2009

Location: Town Dance Boutique
2009 8th St. NW

Time: Doors open at 10 pm. Show at 11 pm.

Price: $10. Tickets are only available at the door on the night of.

All proceeds to benefit the Make A Wish Foundation.

Next Profile of the Month: Ben Moss

Our next Profile of the Month is our lovable Ernst-- Ben Kennedy Moss. As you know, Ben will be leaving us after the Chicago engagement to go to Harvard University (looks, talent AND brains!). For many of you, this is your last chance to have him answer your question. Leave it as a comment to this post below. Cut off date is Monday Aug 3rd.


Spring Awakening Cast Changes

Rumors have been flying and questions have been flooding in about future cast replacements. We are very happy to officially announce that most of our cast members will be staying with us in the second leg of the tour. We are also excited to announce the following cast replacements. As you know, we have conducted exhaustive national searches for the best and brightest talent out there and hope you will join us in welcoming our new cast members into the Spring Awakening family. They began rehearsals this week in DC. Drum roll please....

MORITZ --Taylor Trensch

Bio: Taylor is psyched to be a part of this extraordinary production and stellar cast. Regional credits include The Rocky Horror
Show (Frank 'N' Furter), Little Shop of Horrors (Seymour) and Rabbit Hole (Jason). He loves his Elon University family and his real family very much.

Taylor has begun to chronicle his journey on his blog: http://carouselofprogress.blogspot.com/

Taylor will officially begin performances in Milwaukee on October 6th. Blake Bashoff's last performance will be in Chicago on Aug 16th.

ERNST--Ben Fankhauser

Ben Fankhauser

Bio: Professional debut. Ben is thrilled to be joining the company! He is currently pursuing his B.F.A from Ithaca College. Many thanks to teachers, family, and friends for the undying love and support.

Ben's first official performance will be in Milwaukee on October 6th. Ben Moss' last performance will be in Chicago on Aug 16th.

ADULT MEN--John Wojda

John Wojda

Bio: Broadway: PRESENT LAUGHTER, MERCHANT OF VENICE, TWO SHAKESPEAREAN ACTORS, MACBETH, HOLIDAY. Off-Broadway: New Group (ensemble Obie for ECSTASY and recently in MOURNING BECOMES ELECTRA), NYSF/Public Theater, Theater For A New Audience, Primary Stages, WPA Theatre, Women’s Project, Classic Stage Company, Ensemble Studio Theater, SoHo Playhouse, WestBank Downstairs. Resident Theater: Dozens of leading roles including four seasons at Canada’s Stratford Festival. Television: LAW & ORDER, LAW & ORDER CRIMINAL INTENT, LAW & ORDER SVU, THIRD WATCH, THE HIGH LIFE, all NY-based soap operas. Film: Amir Naderi’s MANHATTAN BY NUMBERS and with Anthony Quinn in SEVEN SERVANTS and most recently in VISITING FRIENDS.

John's first official performance will be in Milwaukee on October 6th. Henry Stram's last performance will be in Chicago on Aug 16th.

THEA--Claire Sparks


Bio: Claire is excited to be a member of the first national tour of Spring Awakening. Professional acting debut. She thanks her family and friends for all their continuous support.

Our original tour ensemble member has agreed to return and step into the role of Thea while Kimiko Glenn recovers from her foot injury. Claire can currently be seen as Thea in DC. Kimiko will return to the role of Thea in Milwaukee on October 6th.


Kayla Foster

Bio: Ecstatic to be joining the Spring Awakening cast! Currently studying Musical Theatre at Emerson College. Love to Nash, Hendricks, friends, and family. To Mom and Dad: Thank you for never needing a Plan B.

Kayla's first official performance will be in Milwaukee on October 6th. Julie Benko's last performance will be in Chicago on Aug 16th.


Justin Scott Brown

Bio: Credits: Meet Me in St. Louis (Warren) at The MUNY, How to Succeed... (Finch), Passion (Giorgio) at CCM (2009 Graduate). Love to Mom, Dad, J&J!

Justin's first rehearsal will be in Milwaukee on Oct 5th (this date is an edit from when the blog was first posted). Perry Sherman's last performance will be in DC on Aug 2nd.

Spring Awakening in Chicago Discount Code and Promos


Use the code GUILTY in the 'Promotions and Special Offers' box when
ordering main floor seats to any Sunday - Thursday evening performance.
But hurry! You must purchase before August 4!

*Valid only on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday evening
performances. Not available with any other offer or on previously
purchased tickets. Valid only on main floor seating. Normal ticketing
fees and other restrictions may apply. Subject to availability. Expires
on Tuesday, August 4, 2009. Offer subject to end without notice.

Click here now to take advantage of this amazing offer before Aug 4th: http://bit.ly/13xt8T


Want to win free tickets for the Tue Aug 4th performance? AND get dinner, a personal limo AND review the show on radio?
Click here to see our promotion with The Big 89, WLS 890 AM: http://www.wlsam.com/Article.asp?id=1400712&spid=18042

Opening Night in Louisville

Earlier this week, y'all saw the sluggishness of the company as they rolled into Louisville after an eight hour bus ride. Well, that sluggishness soon wore off and became converted to excitement as the cast prepped for their opening night. Little did they know that the enthusiastic responses of the awesome people in Louisville would keep them energized the whole week through. In this video, you'll take a tour of the boy's and girl's dressing rooms at the Kentucky Center. In the girl's room, Krystina prepares to go on as Ilse while the boys, meanwhile, are rocking out to that OTHER groundbreaking Broadway musical which dared to talk about sex: HAIR. Take a look see:

Video 1


Chicago Guilty Ones Street Team Meeting tomorrow

Grace, our Guilty Ones coordinator in Chicago, has asked me to post this. They are planning a big blitzkreig in Chicago this weekend and are having a meeting for everyone interested in helping to promote Spring Awakening. Meet other fans in your area, eat pizza, hang out, get a T-shirt, and learn about how to get great "junk."

Subject: Guilty Ones Chicago Meeting
When: Friday, July 24, 2009 4:00 PM-5:30 PM (GMT-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada).
Where: 17 N. State St. Chicago IL 60602 Suite 810 Broadway In Chicago

If you cannot make it to the meeting but would still like to participate, send an email with your name, age, and phone number to guiltyoneschi (at) gmail (dot) com. You should live no further than an hour outside of Chicago and be able to help out frequently.


Alert! Spring Awakening Cabaret in DC

The Spring Awakening cast will be doing a special cabaret scheduled for after the show on Thursday, July 30 at the Town DanceBoutique Night Club and Lounge:

2009 8th St NW http://www.towndc.com/The show will be all ages and will be a benefit for the Make A Wish Foundation. For more info, call 202-234-TOWN.


Video: 8 Hours to Louisville

Most of our cast videos have shown the fun antics of the road, but in-between the excitement of playing in new cities comes the necessary grind of getting to the next stop. Packing up, traffic nightmares, delays at the airport...or in this case, having to endure a LONG ASS bus ride filled with endless plains and Cracker Barrels. A picnic in a Wendy's parking lot gives them a much needed break from bus torture. Ah, the often-times not too glamorous side of life on the road...but we wouldn't have it any other way, would we? And with this cast at least, spirits are always high once they finally reach their destination: Louisville!

Video 1


$39 Rush Tickets for Spring Awakening at the Kennedy Center, DC

The Kennedy Center is thrilled to announce... GUILTY PLEASURES.

You've helped to make Spring Awakening a hit in DC and we could not have done it without you! As a special thank you, a limited number of $39 tickets are now available on the day of performance one hour prior to show time (6:30 PM for 7:30 PM performances; 12:30 PM for 1:30 PM matinees) for any remaining seat (excluding box tier).

Be sure to mention the secret code “GUILTY PLEASURE” in-person at the box office only to qualify for this special price; limit 2 tickets per person; subject to availability. Call 202-467-4600 before you come to verify tickets are on hand; first come, first serve.

Come and see us again! Only two more weeks left in DC.


I've also updated our DC review thread with the latest reviews as well as a video of Christy and Jake's interview on Let's Talk Live. Some hilarious reviews this time around with The Onion calling Melchoir's sex pamphlet an "illustrated, Germanic 'Are You There, God, It's Me Margaret," a quote from the "great, sage" Bristol Palin, and DC Met Blogs saying, "It’s like American Pie but classier and with music and dance!" BWHAHAHAHAAAA


Steffi D's videos: Liquid Lunch!

In keeping with our theme this week of gastronomic gourmet culinary creativity,
we're featuring a video posted on Steffi D's YouTube channel of a lunch at "Liquid Earth" in Baltimore. Liquid lunches will leave you feeling healthy, lean, and energized (and for some, hungry LOL). See what Steffi, Anthony, and Krista thought. Check it out:

Fan Friday: I Believe

We don't do Fan Fridays every week any more, but from time to time, a letter from a fan really touches us.

This is from Erin R., an 11th grade student who saw Spring Awakening in Boston. She had to write an essay for school describing what she believes. She has given us permission to share an excerpt from it:

"At the beginning of the school year I put my name down to attend a theater field trip to see the new rock musical Spring Awakening. At the time I had no idea what I signed up for, besides a day off from school. As I entered the Colonial Theater, walked up the million stairs to the balcony seats where I was sitting and took my seat, I remember thinking about the beauty of my surroundings. But the theater itself was nothing compared to what I witnessed on that stage. I was sitting as far away from the stage as humanly possible, and yet I was completely immersed in this new world. I felt more from that show than I have felt from anything I have ever experienced before. I can honestly say that this inspirational piece of art changed me in a way that I can never forget. As the cast bowed on the stage I knew that this was it; this was the one thing in the world that I am meant to do. After the audience left the theater, I was lucky enough to meet the cast as they came out of the stage doors. I met them, and took pictures with them. I realized that they were average people, just like me, who took a chance, and by luck, skill, passion, or some combination of the three, achieved their dreams. On the bus ride home, I felt it deep down in my soul that I needed to have that moment on the stage; I needed to touch people the way that this show touched me.

This newfound drive in me will never end. My passion has been awakened by this inspirational and moving piece of theater. The only thing in life that I want to do is be able to give this feeling of inspiration to one other person, because without this motivation, my life would always be missing something. The need to perform and spread this emotion to others, to spread this sensation, is all that I can do. With this pulse of inspiration, I can change the world, even if it is only one person’s; I can make a difference. I believe in the power of inspiration."

Thank you, Erin! We're so happy that we could inspire you! And we know you will go on to inspire others.

Share your comments below.


Spring Awakening DC Events

DVR Alert!

Christy Altomare and Jake Epstein to do a LIVE In-Studio TV interview with TV hosts Natasha Barrett and Doug Mckelway.

NewsChannel 8 (Cable News) at 12:00 noon on Wed, July 15th. Tomorrow!

Will air live and then again at 3 pm the same day.

Cast Q & A
Join Krystina Alabado, Chase Davidson, Anthony Lee Medina, and Lucas Wells in an hour long pre-show Q&A for Spring Awakening on Wednesday, July 15 at 5:00 pm as part of the Kennedy Center's Theatre Look-In program. $12, in the Terrace Gallery. Go here for tickets: http://tinyurl.com/Kennedycenterlookin

The cast took a tour of the Supreme Court and the Capitol building today which was arranged as a result of a fan who contacted us through this blog. How cool is that? We love our fans!

Lastly, here's a fan/stage door video from our first performance in DC posted by Nikklis.

Spring Awakening Foodies

One of the benefits of traveling on the road is tasting the wondrous foods around the country, be it national or international fare, from Poutine in Canada to Crab Cakes in Maryland. We bring you two videos of Spring Awakening foodies from two different cities. First we travel to the Sushi offerings of Philadelphia where Matt eats a live Sea Urchin and Julie eats sushi for the first time. Next up is a little bit of country in Louisville, Kentucky where we meet one of our newest cast members Krista Pioppi and get a little bit of history on local honey. Bon appetite!

VIDEO 1: Philadelphia

VIDEO 2: Louisville


Blake Bashoff Profile of the Month Part 2

Here it is, guys, the last part of Blake's Profile of the Month. In this segment, Blake talks about his dreams, his favorite things, his dream role and answers the number one repeated questions from his fans: Why are you so camera shy? Thanks to Steffi D for filming and interviewing! Leave your comments below!

Questions that fans asked in this episode:

7. Anonymous:
Moritz is plagued by his dreams. Can you tell us about a recent dream you’ve had?
Love you Blake!

8. Olivia, Gabrielle, Rozzie (pronounced Raw-zee) and Anonymous:
What is your fave:
2) TV show?
4)musical artist?
6) song to work out to?

9. Annette, Anonymous, Lyssa, Emily S. and Maureen:
Why are you camera shy after having been on so many TV shows and movies?

10. Michael from Denton, TX:
Dear Blake,
I'm trying to write a script just for you, so you can go on to win an Oscar/Emmy/Tony. What is your DREAM ROLE that hasn’t been written? Griffen from Boston adds: If you could take any play or book and turn it into a musical, what would you choose?

11. Frankie from the UK and Kaitlin:
There seems to be an ongoing obsession with Urban Outfitters and arm warmers within the Spring Awakening cast. Are there any other current trends that you would like to share? Where are your favorite places to shop?

Reviews--Spring Awakening at the Kennedy Center, DC

Wendla and Melchior Embrace
Photo Credit: Joan Marcus for Spring Awakening


It's a lot hotter inside the Kennedy Center these days, and the thermometer hasn't budged one bit. The altered state is a matter of tone rather than climate, its source the turbulent stylings of the Eisenhower Theater's new summer tenant: that splendidly soul-stirring musical of raging teenage hormones, "Spring Awakening."


The radical scholar Melchior (Jake Epstein, from "De Grassi High: The Next Generation," appealingly broody and intense) is more textbook-experienced in sexual matters, and he strives to put his knowledge into practice with the almost tragically innocent Wendla (Christy Altomare, agleam with vulnerability and hope). Sexuality also is expressed as release — with Hanschen (Andy Mientus, a suave seducer) self-pleasuring in "My Junk" to the meter of Desdemona's death scene from "Othello" — or as a means of control, as Martha (an affecting Sarah Hunt) painfully relates in "The Dark I Know Well." Experimentation is even depicted, with an awkward attempt at S&M and, later, same-sex canoodling ("The Word of Your Body").

Also some great features.

This one, in the Washington Post, talks about how rock music is changing musical theatre and Spring Awakening is featured prominently: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/07/03/AR2009070300067.html

Here's a Don't Miss! interview with our "Bitch of 40" stars, Angela Reed and Todd Cerveris on DC Theatre Scene:

Wendla and Melchior Hand
Photo Credit: Joan Marcus for Spring Awakening


The Onion

As the great sage Bristol Palin once told People magazine, "If girls realized the consequences of sex, nobody would be having sex. Trust me. Nobody."
As the teens in the musical cope with their growing urges and nocturnal emissions, one sexually enlightened student, Melchior (Jake Epstein), writes an explanatory pamphlet—sort of an illustrated, Germanic Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret.

DCist (Blog)
Invigorating! With so many cookie cutter musicals and anemic remakes coming out of Broadway, it feels almost a privilege to get a glimpse of one of the more experimental productions to find some New York success...Part of the thrill of Spring Awakening is watching the young but extremely talented cast, clearly in the early stages of their careers.

DC Theatre Scene.com "Stunning" "Will Blow Your Mind."
Forget the cute marketing advertisements with a free-spirited young couple locked in a sweet embrace with the caption, “You’ll never forget your first time.” Those of us who have seen the show multiple times can attest to Awakening’s tough thematic content and the dark, somber reality of abuse, death, and fragile emotional breaking points just a heart beat away from a fatal snap.

The Sentinel Papers (Suburban Newspapers)
Every generation thinks it is the generation that discovers sex. Currently at the Kennedy Center is a rousing production of the Tony Award winning musical Spring Awakening, which takes a century old play about rebellious youth and adds an adrenaline jolt of contemporary angst to the proceedings. Times may change, but human nature does not.

EDGE (GLBT Newspaper)
It’s won 8 Tonys, and has since gone to rock the theatre world with its presence.
This juggernaut production, which has had descriptions ranging from "rock opera" to "teenage melodrama", is best known as Spring Awakening... a no-holds-barred, extensively urgent tale of very small proportions, painting itself as half neo-realist, half dialectical theatre - a paradox in the making.

DC Met Blogs
Spring Awakening Rocks The Roof Off Kennedy Center
With a strong entertaining story and bombastic musical performances, Spring Awakening is one of the most energizing pieces to come to DC this summer. It’s like American Pie but classier and with music and dance.

Here's the link to the video of Christy and Jake's interview on Let's Talk Live. (I took away the embedded version because it was automatically playing): http://www.letstalklive.tv/n_videoplayer.cfm?video=ltlmusical0715.wmv&id=347

Get your tickets now~ Spring Awakening plays at the Kennedy Center through August 2nd, 2009. http://www.kennedy-center.org or call 202-467-4600.

Have a great weekend, everyone!


Spring Awakening is in DC! Kennedy Center July 7-Aug 2

After a week off, the cast is re-invigorated and ready to take DC by storm!

A couple of announcements and reminders:

Jake Epstein has already started tweeting on our Twitter feed. Follow us now to keep up with his official first week as Melchoir: http://www.twitter.com/springtour

The $49 discounts are going fast (some performances no longer available) and they are only good for this week, so if you've been sleeping, it's time to jump:

Steven Sater will be doing a book signing after this Friday's July 10th performance. You can also purchase copies of "In The Flesh" there if you havn't already. http://bit.ly/16IKpt

DVR Alert! Michael Mayer will be in town for Jake's first opening night performance, so we're putting HIM to work!

Thursday July 9th

--LIVE In-Studio Interview with Michael Mayer on WUSA9 CBS sometime between 9 and 9:30 am.

--Taped interview on NewsChannel8 (Independent Cable Channel) which will air Thursday July 9th at 8:30 pm, Friday July 10th and Saturday July 11th at 10:30 pm and Sunday July 12 at 11 am.

Lastly, here's a video that one of our DC based fans posted today to welcome us to DC! Her name is Sarah (ATUGirl) and she's got lots of other great vids on her YouTube Channel. Thanks Sarah! Can you identify all the cast members who are singing...?? Leave a comment below:

"Break Legs!" to Krista Pioppi who will be going on as Thea tonight and to Jake Epstein on his first official night!

aaaand...as of yesterday, we are officially celebrating our one year anniversary! It's hard to believe that it's been a year when the cast all assembled in New York City to begin rehearsals. Congrats to all!

Blake Bashoff Profile of the Month Part 1

Blake made some time while in his hometown of Philadelphia to sit down and answer some of your questions. We received a ton of great questions from everyone and am very sorry we could not answer them all, but the questions we chose were the ones that were repeated most often. Thanks to Steffi D for filming this for us. Tune in this Friday for Part Deux.

Video #1: Blake's Profile of the Month

Questions asked in this video:

1. Brooke and Googie:
You've had quite a career! What has been your favorite or most challenging part to play? How did you prepare for the role?

2. Larissa and Ariel:
First, you are a stunning performer (yes, I said Stunning). If you were really “LOST” on a deserted island, what are three things you couldn’t survive without (sorry for the corny play on words) ☺?

3. Hannah (from London, England) and Ally:
What do you think of the differences between Moritz in the original Wedekind play and in the musical? Do you wish there were some things that had stayed the same?

4. Anonymous:
OK-it's just been bothering the snot out of me, I just have to ask-
What happened to the slap in the father/son scene???
I really think it helped the audience to understand Moritz better. Was it you...Was getting smacked 8 times a week just too much for ya?

5. SaraChristine:
Blake! I was just wondering what steps you took getting into the entertainment business because I read that you didn't go to school? Tiffany adds: What are your secrets or tips for actors? Please share!

6. Anonymous: Do you feel a sense of responsibility portraying a character that can (and has) helped so many troubled teens? Has a fan said or done something that touched you so deeply you'll remember it forever?


Class Assignment #3 : ROAD TRIP!!

With the cast on vacation this week, and with hundreds of thousands of people on the road this July 4th weekend, we thought it would be the perfect time to ask the cast to share their road trip stories. So many Spring Awakening fans travel great distances to come see our show, many more than just a few times. We asked our cast: What is the furthest you've traveled to see a band, performer or show? Please describe the experience in two or three sentences (If you have not done this, what act WOULD you be willing to travel for in the future?

MATT SHINGLEDECKER I once drove 8 hours from Charleston, SC to Washington D.C. the summer after I graduated high school to audition for American Idol. I had a friend there and another in Charlottesville, VA who I also saw, but the main reason was the audition.

ANTHONY LEE MEDINA I haven't been to many concerts and considering I'm from New York, Broadway is just a hop, skip and train ride away. However, I would be more than willing to travel to see Kelly Clarkson or Matt Duke perform. I also planned on going with Sarah, Perry and Chase over to London to see and hang out with the Spring Awakening cast but, there closing put a damper on those plans! :-(

JULIE DANIELSON (we miss you, Julie!) When I was 7, my mom's theater company took a roadtrip to Dallas to see the National Tour of PHANTOM. I got carsick, but I still saw the show!

When I was 15, my mom took me on my first trip to NYC to see "Bring in da Noise, Bring in da Funk" with Savion Glover. We saw his understudy, because Savion was in jail for drug use.

When I was in college, my mom drove with me to Chicago to see my best friend in a drag show. He wasn't in drag - just a backup dancer for alot of other male dancers lip-synching in women's clothes.

In 2005, my family went to London and we had tickets to see the original cast of BILLY ELLIOT. This is really sad, but our tickets were for July 7 and that was the morning that some crazies decided to bomb the London Tube System and the whole city shut down. Luckily, my whole family was safe, but I still was pretty pissed that I didn't get to see the show.

In conclusion, theater is really the only reason I travel.

CHRISTY ALTOMARE I have never traveled a far distance to see anyone perform but I think if I was going to and I had the time - I would travel a distace to see Joni Mitchell perform. She is my absolute inspiration and I think I would be incredibly star struck.

FREDDY HALL Between the ages of 9 and 12 I had a huge obsession with Boyz 2 Men... I made my parents drive me to York PA from Northern Virginia to see them perform at the York County Fair. I was in their fan club so we got front row seats. During one of their songs (I'm pretty sure it was "end of the road") some very nice lady lifted me up and I high fived Nate. I don't think I washed my right hand for a few weeks.

KRYSTINA ALABADO Well, the farthest I've gone to see a show would be when I flew from Phoenix to New York to see my first ever Broadway shows my Junior year of high school. I saw Drowzy Chaperone (loove it), Altar Boyz, and Prelude To A Kiss!

WE WANT AN ARCHIVE OF HOW FAR PEOPLE HAVE TRAVELED TO SEE SPRING AWAKENING. Comment below and tell us your Spring Awakening road trip stories!



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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