Ben Moss: Profile of the Month Videos

Here it is, guys! Thanks for all your great questions. It's your PROFILE OF THE MONTH with our very own Ernst, aka Ben Moss. Check out this 2 part series with Ben before he departs to Harvard as he exposes some interesting tidbits, including his inner composer at the young age of 15 with "Fantasia on a Theme" piano orchestra. Also, find out what uber movie star Ben is often mistaken for, the onstage in-the-face burp, and Ben's final thoughts on how SA changed his life. Also don't miss out on several SA cast guest appearances as they say hello/goodbye to their beloved cast member. You will be missed Ben!

Video Part # 1

Video Part # 2

Here are the questions Ben answered:

1. Many fans have asked for a Hot Minute Video:

What is your:
full name?
favorite color?
favorite food?
favorite animal?
quirk/ or interesting fact?
favorite city on tour?
favorite musical?
favorite composer or group?
dream role?

2. Lara, Irene, and Ember asked:
How long have you been playing the piano?
How old were you when you composed "Fantasia on a Theme for Piano and Orchestra?"
Do you play any other instruments?

3. This is from Leah, Ariel, Anna, Anonymous, Mallory, Hannah, and Annie:
When and how did you first get involved with theatre and music?
What roles did you play in high school?

4. Anonymous asks: If you could create a scene for Ernst that is not in the script, what would it be and what would you be doing in the scene?

Bradley and Anonymous asks: Has anything ever gone wrong with the Word of Your Body Reprise scene? Any weird audience reactions?

6. Annette, Anonymous and Kaimi asks: What is the craziest/ most memorable interaction you have had with a fan (on or offstage)?

7. If the Spring Awakening Tour cast members were Disney characters, what would they be? For example, I see you as Chip from “Beauty & the Beast” or as Peter Pan :)
Love ya,
Meredith :)

8. Anna from Poland asks: What is the best prank that has been played in the cast? Maya from Arizona adds: Have you ever gone on stage after eating something super gross (anchovies, garlic, etc.) just to freak Andy out? Or vice-versa, anything super delicious or strange (Pop Rocks?)?
We are going to really miss you!

Lina asks: How has Spring Awakening changed your life?
You're gonna be missed by everyone, but all the best for the future!

10. Hannah, Christina, Desiree, Griffin and Nate said:
How are you feeling about the transition from SA to Harvard? What will you miss most, and what are you most excited about? Irene and Alexandra add: Do you plan on being in any plays or other activities at school?

11. Deborah and Grace ask: In ten years, at the Spring Awakening cast reunion, what will your response be to the question, "So Ben, what are you up to these days?"


Kaimi said...

My name is pronounced like Amy with a K. I'm so used to people messing up my name it doesnt matter anymore. I totally understand how you can pronounce it wrong. I'm just happy you read my question.

Little Debbie said...

Aw, Ben you rock for answering my class reunion question!

Enid said...

To Anna from Poland :) SA isn't very popular in Poland, so I'd love to talk to other Polish fan! Please, contact with me if you want!

Irene from Guam said...

Yay you answered 2 of my questions!!! :D

caroline said...

god i love him. soooo much. ive been waiting forever for this to be posted.

Anonymous said...

Now that Ben's been PotM, we need Andy!

Anonymous said...

andy already had a potm.

Anonymous said...

We need PotMs for Jake and Krista!!!!!

Anonymous said...

will we ever get POM for those who left the show like perry?

Pun (blog admin) said...

Anonymous, no, we weren't able to get Perry in before he left. Sorry.

Anonymous said...

Andy seriously had one? Did they ever actually post it?

Pun (blog admin) said...

Yeah, Andy was our first. We try to time the POM's to coincide with a connection a particular cast member has to an upcoming or current tour stop. We did Andy's when we were in MI to coincide with him being a U of M student. Here's the link: http://totallytrucked.blogspot.com/2009/02/profile-of-month-andy-mientus-1.html

Unfortunately, this was before we started video POM's. But his answers are great. For future reference, you can always search for previous blog posts using the search bar on the upper left corner.

Irene from Guam said...

we need krista's or Jake's POM and all the newcomers so we can get to know them better.

Anonymous said...

who hasn't been POMed yet?
from what i know, i havent seen krystina, anthony, matt, chase, sarah, kimiko, christy and lucas. [not including the people who have already gone and those who left...]
then theres krista, jake, kayla, ben, taylor, and justin.

Anonymous said...

i might sound weird for saying this, but i had a dream about spring awakening last nite :)
good dream

Anonymous said...

Oh Ben! :)

Maren said...

I totally understand about the not being able to sleep with any sort of light on, I'm the exact same way - I made a makeshift four-poster curtain around my bed so i could keep all the light out.

I wish I could have seen him in the show... :(

Anonymous said...

Btw, Bulldogs are Harvard's mascot.

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