2/17/10

Spring Awakening in Schenectady, NY!

We're in the Capital District this week! Had some problems getting here due to the snow, but it sure is breathtaking here in upstate NY. Krystina Alabado tweeted: "has never seen snow like this in her whole life. It is so incredibly beautiful!!!" The cast's connection to the area includes David Breitbarth, our Adult Men understudy, going to school at nearby Hamilton College.

We had to say goodbye to our musical director, Jared Stein, who has been with us since the start of the tour. Kristen Lee Rosenfeld has stepped up to the plate and she rocks! You can listen to one of her original songs on Lucas' YouTube channel (linked in the callout for his Profile of the Month below). Charity Wicks (who did our show on Broadway) steps in as associate conductor. Here's a picture of our awesome band at Jared's going away party two weeks ago. So much love:

Goodbye Jared!

DID YOU KNOW? Schenectady was originally inhabited by Mohawk Indians. They called the settlement "Schau-naugh-ta-da," which meant "over the pine plains.

GET TICKETS: Proctors Theatre Feb 16-21st, 2010. http://www.proctors.org/events/3229 Tickets start at just $20.

STAGE DOOR: Stage door is in the “Arcade” under the marquee—last door on the left. Come say hi after the show!

ON STAGE SEATS: as of yesterday, on-stage seats were still available for select days of the run. Call (518) 346-6204 to check availability.

IN TOWN PRESS

Wednesday, February 17, 2010 ET

9:00 am LIVE Radio Phone Interview with Jake Epstein– B95.5 FM (Rick and Laura Morning Show). This interview will be with host Rick Mitchell.

9:45 am LIVE In-Studio Radio Interview with Steffi D – WAMC (Northeast Public Radio). This interview will be with radio host Sara LaDuke.

12:25 pm LIVE In-Studio TV Interview with Steffi D – WRGB-TV Channel 6. This interview will be with TV anchor Liz Bishop.

NEWS

TROY RECORD Interview with Sarah Hunt http://www.troyrecord.com/articles/2010/02/11/entertainment/doc4b7320602d5f3182675501.txt

TIMES UNION Interview with Christy Altomare
http://www.timesunion.com/AspStories/story.asp?storyID=899816&category=ARTS

REVIEWS

SCHENECTADY GAZETTE A rave! "In front of a truly enthusiastic audience on Tuesday night, the Tony Award-winning rock musical “Spring Awakening” charged onto the stage at Proctors, providing theatergoers a magnificent production of a provocative and daring modern musical." http://www.dailygazette.com/news/2010/feb/18/0218_spawreview/

TIMES UNION: This guy didn't like that the music didn't match the world of the play (haha), but still thought it was "a brilliant production." hmmm http://blog.timesunion.com/reviews/spring-awakening-proctors-21710/1774/

METROLAND: "With its blue language, brief nudity and simulated sex, Spring Awakening is a remarkably risque staging for this area; but its good heart, tasteful and clever staging, and universally high quality of singing talent easily won over, and held, the crowd." http://www.metroland.net/theater.html

NIPPERTOWN: "Part theatre, part rock concert!" http://www.nippertown.com/2010/02/18/theater-spring-awakening-proctors

ALBANY ACTING EXAMINER: "This show was an experience, one which made me cry and squirm and laugh and soar. There are only five more days to see Spring Awakening at Proctors- you won't want to miss it!"
http://www.examiner.com/x-17194-Albany-Acting-Examiner~y2010m2d17-Awakening-adolescence?cid=edition-rss-Albany

WORKING MOTHERS EXAMINER: "In addition to being about self-discovery, the show also sounds a call for better parenting, more education in the areas of body awareness and sexuality, and the need for parents to respect and accept their children for who they are." http://www.examiner.com/examiner/x-28949-Albany-Working-Moms-Examiner~y2010m2d17-Spring-Awakening-challenges-parents-and-teens-to-face-tough-topics

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Coming to see it on Saturday :) Can't wait!

Anonymous said...

Aww! Jared Stein left?!?

40 Days said...

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One of us LOVES Spring Awakening.
Follow us! :)

lindak said...

I hope you guys are finding things to do around the Albany/Schenectady/Saratoga area while you're here, I know it's not the most exciting place in the world to be! If you want ideas or places to check out, I grew up in the area and currently am in grad school at UAlbany and could def point you in the right direction. Saw the show itself for the first time ever opening night at Proctors, and then cancelled plans with friends the night after to see it again, absolutely love the music! Thanks for coming to the area!

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UPCOMING TOUR SCHEDULE


MILWAUKEE, WI
10/06/09 - 10/11/09
Uihlein Hall Marcus Center For The Performing Arts
929 North Water Street, Milwaukee, WI
http://www.broadwayticketscenter.com


KANSAS CITY, MO
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)
http://www.ticketmaster.com/venue/56473
800-982-2787

AUSTIN, TX
10/20/09 - 10/25/09
Bass Hall
23rd St & Robert Dedman Drive, Austin, TX
http://www.utpac.org/venues/bass_concert_hall
(512) 477-6060

SAN JOSE, CA
10/28/09 - 11/01/09
San Jose Center for the Performing Arts/BroadwaySanJose
http://www.broadwaysanjose.com/springawakening.php
(866)395-2929

SACRAMENTO, CA
Nov 4-15, 2009
Sacramento Community Center,
1301 L Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
http://www.californiamusicaltheatre.com/index.cfm?page=629856


COSTA MESA, CA
Nov 17-29, 2009
Orange County Performing Arts Center
600 Town Center Drive Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Ticketing number: 714.556.2787
http://www.ocpac.org/home/Events/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=887&NavID=85


DENVER, CO
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
http://www.denvercenter.org/shows-and-events/Shows/SpringAwakening/Overview.aspx

HERSHEY, PA
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
http://www.hersheytheatre.com/performances_events/details.php?id=8952

CINCINNATTI, OH
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
http://www.ticketmaster.com/

FORT MYERS, FL
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
http://www.bbmannpah.com/

CHARLOTTE, NC
Feb 2-Feb 7, 2010
Belk Theatre, Blumenthal Performing Arts Center
130 N. Tryon St. Charlotte, NC
http://www.blumenthalcenter.org/
Group Tickets: (704) 379-1380
Ticketing number: (704) 372-1000

ROCHESTER, NY
Feb 9-14, 2010
Auditorium Theatre, Rochester Broadway League
885 E. Main Street Rochester, NY 14605
Ticketing Number: 800-745-3000

HARTFORD, CT
February 23-28, 2010
Bushnell Performing Arts Center
http://www.bushnell.org/

DURHAM, NC
MARCH 2-7, 2009
DPAC, Durham Performing Arts Center
Ticketing: 919-680-2787
Groups: 919-281-0587
http://www.dpacnc.com

ATLANTA, GA
March 9-14, 2010
Fabulous Fox Theatre
660 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30308
Call Ticketmaster at (404) 817-8700
http://www.foxtheatre.org/

GREENVILLE, SC
March 16-21, 2010
The Peace Center
300 S. Main Street Greenville, SC 29601
Ticketing Number: 800-888-7768
Groups: 864-679-9201
http://www.peacecenter.org/

DALLAS, TX
March 23 - April 4, 2010
Dallas Center for the Performing Arts
2100 Ross Avenue, Suite 650 Dallas, Texas 75201
Box Office: 214.880.0202
http://www.dallasperformingarts.org/

DETROIT, MI
April 20-May 9, 2010
3011 W. Grand Boulevard Detroit, MI 48202
Ticketing number: 800-982-2787
Group Tickets: 313-871-1132
http://www.nederlanderdetroit.com/

MIAMI, FL
May 11-16, 2010
Arsht Center
Box Office: 305.949.6722
http://www.arshtcenter.org/

ORLANDO, FL
May 18-23, 2010
Carr Performing Arts Center
401 West Livingston Street Orlando, FL 32801
http://www.broadwayacrossamerica.com/Orlando

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