Spring Awakening in Hershey!

We're baaaack!

Happy New Year, everyone! It was a wonderful holiday break for the cast and crew. If you've been following their Twitter feeds, you'll have seen pics of gingerbread houses being made, gifts unwrapped, and families huddled together for the holidays. Here's one you havn't seen. Over the break, Steffi D was back in Canada and made a snow kitten! By the way, that's a vintage snowsuit from the 80's, yup yup.

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We're excited to be in Hershey (after a very stressful travel day where airlines misplaced two of our cast members bags rackinfrackinUnitedAirlines...just sayin'). It's bitter cold, but everyone is looking forward to a cup of steaming Hershey's hot chocolate!

We're playing at the Hershey Theatre Jan 5-10th. You can get your tickets here: http://www.hersheytheatre.com/performances_events/details.php?id=8952
or call the box office at 717.534.3405. Who's coming? Sound out below.

STAGE DOOR: Come say hi after the show. Stage door is next to the parking lot in the alley on the side of the theatre.

DID YOU KNOW... In the Hershey Chocolate factory there are 90 million pounds of cocoa beans. That means that at any given time they have enough cocoa beans on hand to make five and half billion candy bars!


The deadline for Christy Altomare's Profile of the Month was last Sunday, but if you've got a good question for her, you can still leave it here until the end of the day today: http://totallytrucked.blogspot.com/2009/12/next-profile-of-month-christy-altomare.html

As we embark on the last leg of the tour, if you have access to any special places the cast can visit in an upcoming tour stop, let us know at totallytruckedblog (at) gmail (dot) com.


LANCASTER ONLINE: "For this reviewer, who saw the show once in its off-Broadway incarnation and twice on Broadway, the touring production packs a wallop and makes it clear just how brilliant "Spring Awakening" truly is."

as well as this feature with an interview with Christy Altomare: http://articles.lancasteronline.com/local/4/246887

SPOTOBLOG: "Recommended. Generally, I am not one for musical theatre, but I would see Spring Awakening again."


Anonymous said...

I saw the show last night in Hershey. And I was blown away.

I gotta say that the audience was a bit, well, unresponsive/reserved compared to when I saw the show in DC in July.

I was thrilled (and a bit surprised, considering the audience) when you got the much-deserved Standing O.

I guess reserved people can be appeciative, too. Kudos to you all.


Rachel said...

I saw the show tonight and I just wanted to say awesome job! I've never seen the show before and sitting on the stage was such an experience!

Pun (blog admin) said...

Anonymous, yes, different cities express their appreciation differently. Hershey is near some very religious towns and we expected them to be more reserved, but it's so gratifying to see that they really have been listening, processing, and appreciating. Sometimes the quietest houses can be the most appreciative. Thanks for traveling all the way from DC!

Rachel, so glad loved it and got to experience stage seating. Try seeing it from the house if you can, which is how it was originally directed. It's a completely different experience! Thanks for posting! Please subscribe to stay in touch with our cast members during their journey.

Anonymous said...

I am coming Sunday with a bunch of Millersville University Spring Awakening theatre enthusiasts and we are sitting on stage. Lets just say we are gonna bring the applause and energy and are ready to be BLOWN AWAY!

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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

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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!

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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.

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