Spring Awakening 3.9.08

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Spring Awakening 3.9.08#1
Posted: 3/10/08 at 10:24pm
I saw Spring Awakening for the first time yesterday at the 7:00 show. Let me just say, I was incredibly pleasantly surprised. I saw it on stage and didn't really miss anything other than a few facial expressions. I'm just going to post a few of my comments, maybe a few questions, and share some pictures before I delete this frivolous thread in a day or so.

First of all, how can one cast be so beautiful? Every single person on that stage shined like crazy and they are all just adorable.

Matt Doyle was on for Hanschen and he was just sensational. What an amazing voice. From listening to the Bare recording, I knew that he was phenomenal so seeing that he was actually going to be playing a role tonight, I was ecstatic!!

Lea was also out and her understudy, Eryn Murman, was on. She. Was. Fabulous. I was so happy to be able to see her. She was so fresh and seemed to connect so well to Wendla. Such a sweetie and an amazing performer.

The show was astonishing. All the numbers were genius and seemed to fit perfectly. I'm not going to go song by song or scene by scene because I don't have much time. But, really, all the scenes were just fabulously thought up.

My favorite was Kristine Nielsen as the Older Women. She was HYSTERICAL. Her comic timing was spot on. She had me in hysterics.

STAGE DOOR PICS:

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Blake Daniel

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Blake Bashoff

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Eryn Murman

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Matt Doyle <3

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I just thought I'd post this because as I was taking this picture, my friend, Sasha, fell right on top of Matt. It was HYSTERICAL.

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Jonathan Groff

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My friend and I decided to be creep shows and ask the cast to take pictures with us. Here's the most of them.

The whole cast came out so I got my full playbill signed, it just that there was like..a MOB there so I didn't want to take up all the time with pics. Stage door time was an hour 'cause my friend was obsessed with Jonathan and wouldn't leave until we met him. (Yeah, she's the 19 year old.)

All in all, it was an amazing time!

I recommend this show to anyone! :)

Sorry for rambling. <3
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re: Spring Awakening 3.9.08#2
Posted: 3/10/08 at 10:27pm
Thanks Travis! re: Spring Awakening 3.9.08

That Matt Doyle is a very handsome kid. I love your photos & thanks for sharing..

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re: Spring Awakening 3.9.08#2
Posted: 3/10/08 at 10:35pm
Glad you had a great time. I've seen Matt twice as Hanschen and he is great. And I saw Eryn as Wendla too and thought she did really good too.

How did you like sitting on-stage? Amazing, right?
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re: Spring Awakening 3.9.08#3
Posted: 3/10/08 at 10:36pm
Thanks, Jay! Nothing like your reviews 'cause I didn't really..review it. Kinda just babbled. :)

Yes, Alicia! Sitting on stage was INCREDIBLE! I love love loved it!
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re: Spring Awakening 3.9.08#4
Posted: 3/10/08 at 10:41pm
I saw the show 17 times and have yet to see Eryn!Wendla =[ I'm dying to see her!! =D
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Posted: 3/10/08 at 10:42pm
awww awesome review and pics! Thanks for sharing! re: Spring Awakening 3.9.08 I love hearing about peoples "virgin Spring Awakening experiences", because there really IS nothing like seeing this show for the first time.


and *sigh* why are Groff and Matt both so adorable and purty? (and is it wierd that the first thing I thought was "oh hey! Groff's got a new hat. cool"? LOL)
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re: Spring Awakening 3.9.08#6
Posted: 3/10/08 at 10:49pm
Love your photos, glad you enjoyed the show
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re: Spring Awakening 3.9.08#7
Posted: 3/10/08 at 11:09pm
I agree Jaystarr, Matt Doyle is adorable!

Glad you had a good time :)
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re: Spring Awakening 3.9.08#8
Posted: 3/10/08 at 11:18pm
I've seen Matt Doyle as Hanschen...he's really good.

I haven't seen Murman as Wendla, but have seen Alexandra Socha, who's exceptional. Lea Michelle seems to miss a lot of shows.
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re: Spring Awakening 3.9.08#9
Posted: 3/10/08 at 11:20pm
Lea was out this entire weekend. Apparently she's missed 20 shows this year.
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re: Spring Awakening 3.9.08#10
Posted: 3/11/08 at 6:44am
^Wow, although it doesn't surprise me, considering two out of the three times I've seen the show, Wendla has been played by Alexandra Socha.
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re: Spring Awakening 3.9.08#11
Posted: 3/11/08 at 6:57am
Yeah, I'm glad I saw Eryn. She was so genuinely sweet and took the innocence of the role to a new great.

I was sitting next to a girl who saw the show 326 times. I really wasn't aware that people see shows that many times!
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Posted: 3/11/08 at 7:06am
I was sitting next to a girl who saw the show 326 times. I really wasn't aware that people see shows that many times!

good god. And I thought I was obsessed with the show, and I've only seen it twice!! ahaha. Although, it would be higher if I lived around the city, but still, not THAT high re: Spring Awakening 3.9.08
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re: Spring Awakening 3.9.08#13
Posted: 3/11/08 at 9:21am
326 times? The show has only been open a year and 4 months I believe....the girl really needs to get a life.
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re: Spring Awakening 3.9.08#14
Posted: 3/11/08 at 9:36am
Yea... that's Joanne. She sees the show every day.
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Posted: 3/11/08 at 10:02am
Awesome review.
I know when I went, I had such an amazing experience that I will never forget.
I saw Matt as Melchior and he was amazing.
Also, Jesse Swenson is a GREAT Hanschen. :)
Man, Lea Michelle. 20 shows out this year? Thats a lot.

Eh, I liked Alexandra Socha. She was good. :)
I am *hopefully* going to be seeing the show again this weekend. :)

"Yea... that's Joanne. She sees the show every day. "

Is that the same girl they keep talking about in the Legally Blonde Rush Drama thread of hell?


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Posted: 3/11/08 at 10:45am
Glad you had a nice time! Your pictures look great!
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Posted: 3/11/08 at 11:14am
Thanks for the review! Eryn is so pretty.
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Posted: 3/11/08 at 11:18am
Great pics! Thanks for sharing.
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re: Spring Awakening 3.9.08#19
Posted: 3/11/08 at 12:55pm
"326 times? The show has only been open a year and 4 months I believe....the girl really needs to get a life."

Maybe that is her life. So what? It's not like she's using your money to pay for it.

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Posted: 3/11/08 at 1:28pm
tgn, I found this quote from you on another thread (before you saw it): "I wouldn't have seen the show if it weren't for the on-stage seats..I don't like the music too much but I don't wanna not see it at all." Heh! Let this be a lesson to you! :)

I think you'd love it from ANY seats. I love sitting on-stage too, but even if you technically don't "miss" much, you don't get the full effect. Those seats are considered partial-view for a reason. When I finally saw it from out front, I was blown away by the lighting, the sound, the staging, etc. You don't see the whole thing when you are in the middle of it.

I've been going to SA off and on for over a year, and the last time I went over half the cast were understudies, including Melchior (Swenson) and Wendla (Socha). But it was even fresher and better than ever...I daresay some of the replacements/understudies are better than the originals, and seem better able to swing into various roles. Amazing (and yes, gorgeous) group. (Last time, I was excited to have the seat next to Groff, but he was out, but Jesse Swenson just stole my heart til I was like, "Groff Who"?)
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Posted: 3/11/08 at 4:14pm
(Last time, I was excited to have the seat next to Groff, but he was out, but Jesse Swenson just stole my heart til I was like, "Groff Who"?)

hehe, I almost kind of WOULDN'T want to sit in the seat next to Groff simply because it would be so damn distracting! :P I'd just be all fangirly and jittery the whole time instead of enjoying the full effect of the show! Plus, you know, he has one of my favorite voices ever, so him singing in my ear would ensure that I wouldn't be listening to ANYTHING else lol
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re: Spring Awakening 3.9.08#22
Posted: 3/11/08 at 4:26pm
Is Jonathan Groff is spitting all over the place? If youre sitting next to him...you need an umbrella..lol !


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re: Spring Awakening 3.9.08#23
Posted: 3/11/08 at 4:30pm
^haha, he DOES spit a LOT, it's true. Thought I feel like the worst place to be would be more in FRONT of him (like in the front row) rather than sitting NEXT to him. Next to him, it seems like it'd be pretty safe re: Spring Awakening 3.9.08

seriously though, the boy can spit! It's a good thing he's talented, sweet, and adorbale enough to make up for it re: Spring Awakening 3.9.08
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Posted: 3/11/08 at 4:45pm
I love the picture of your friend! She looks like she can be my best friend