Friday, January 14, 2011
Hello from the cast of Spring Awakening!
What's up Arizona State??? This is Jim Hogan, I play Georg in the National Tour of Spring Awakening which will be visiting ASU Gammage January 27-28 and I couldn't be more excited about it. I went to Penn State University last year so I love touring through big schools - it feels like home!
So, here's what's up with Spring Awakening. We just arrived in Salt Lake City, Utah, a few days ago and rehearsed all day yesterday to prepare for our first show in seven weeks. That's right, after teching and touring for three months, we were lucky enough to celebrate Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years at home with our families. How awesome is that? But now we're back on the job performing and doing the show we love. We open tonight at Kingsbury Hall in Salt Lake with an 8pm performance after a 2pm dress rehearsal.
Let me give away a little secret here - putting on a show in high altitude in a cold climate with bad air quality is one of the hardest things I've had to do. I completely lost my voice for a little bit yesterday - that was rough. Not to worry, though, because once we put on our costumes, grab our handheld mics and hit that stage, nothing is going to stop us from putting on a production with the highest energy you've ever seen. Which is why we're so excited to bring it to Tempe! Also, it doesn't hurt that after spending 5 days in 20 degree weather, your high for the day is 75 degrees... in January??? Oh yea, this is going to be a good stop.
All right, so, before I go eat something so that I don't pass out today let me just tell you - If you have not seen Spring Awakening: RUN, don't walk, to get your tickets. This is not just your average musical - it's a groundbreaking rock concert at heart topped with incredible choreography and a beautiful story that everyone can relate to. If you have already seen Spring Awakening, I know you've already purchased your tickets so I can't wait to give this story to you with this new cast!
See you in two weeks!